Programming inside Onshape
We have an interview with Onshape about their new FeatureScript programming language coming up in Monday's upFront.eZine newsletter. In the meantime, here are ten things to know about the new FeatureScript programming language from Onshape:
9. It is an interpreted programming language.
8. It is the code behind every feature (like fillet, extrude, draft) in Onshape.
7. FeatureScript routines are written in your Web browser, but run on Onshape's servers.
6. It is like AutoLISP, in that it is meant for users to quickly write some code that takes care of repetitive modeling tasks or unique functions.
5. You write FeatureScript code using an IDE inside Onshape, and the code is stored in the current document.
4. You can keep your code private, or share it with others.
3. Onshape has made all of its FeatureScript code Open Source.
2. FeatureScript only works in PartStudio to generate component geometry. (The hint that Onshape might expose more functions is unfounded.)
1. Learn more and download sample code from https://www.onshape.com/featurescript.