The drawings tab of Onshape uses technology from Graebert that then formed the basis of Kudo. Both Onshape and Kudo work inside Web browsers.
Here at the conference, Onshape listed the top improvements made to Onshape Drawings in 2017:
- Unified dimensioning
- Dual dimensions
- Surface finish symbols
- Weld symbols
- New view types: broken views, partial sections, and shaded views
Now we are hearing from an Onshape customer from Munich that designs flow meters, Vectoflow. They redesigned them to make them more robust, make a wide variety of shapes, and so on. They use powder 3D printing to make the flow probe any shape that a customer wants. The tip is 0.9mm in diameter, with five channels of information, such as flow speed and directions. A ceramic prove can handle 1800C, hotter than a volcano.
They designed a wind tunnel that fits inside a standard 40' container, and can generate wind speeds faster than the speed of sound. When they 3D print the probe, there are just two steps to the finished part. Lots of proprietary methods. For them, it is important that two or more people can work on a single model at the same time -- hence Onshape. It can be confusing when two edit at the same time, so the more common use is one person to edit, the others view and comment. The main reason they went with Onshape primarily, because there is one version of the drawing for everyone. Customized problems are branches from the main geometry.