Context options: Document, Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly, Drawing, Account, all | Plan Type options: Standard, Professional, Enterprise, all

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    2 point centerline tool icon
    One of the tools for creating sheet geometry in Drawings, which are outside of a view and meant to represent some part of the 3D model. This tool creates a centerline between two points, including the end points on another 2-point linear centerline.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Drawing tools
  • 2 Point Circle Icon
    One of the tools for creating sheet geometry in Drawings, which are outside of a view and meant to represent some part of the 3D model. This tool creates a circular centerline using two points.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Drawing tools
  • 2 point linear dimension tool icon
    Allows you to place a dimension between any two points in a Drawing view.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Drawing tools
  • 32-bit indices
     
    A WebGL extension used to optimize rendering performance. Lack of 32-bit index support may result in decreased rendering performance.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • 3 point angular dimension feature icon
    Allows you to place an angular dimension between three points in a Drawing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Drawing Dimensions
  • A Sketch tool that enables you to sketch an arc by defining the two end points and then the radius point.
    Keyboard Shortcut: a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • A Sketch tool that allows you to sketch a circle by defining three points along its circumference
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • 3 point circle centerline tool icon
    One of the tools for creating sheet geometry in Drawings, which are outside of a view and meant to represent some part of the 3D model. This tool creates a circular centerline for a circle diameter.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Drawing tools
  • A Feature tool that enables you to create a spline through a series of vertices.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • A


    About
     
    Opens a page displaying information about the Onshape software.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Help menu
  • Accept command
    Records the actions taken in the dialog box and closes the box.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Enter
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Accept and repeat command
     
    Records the actions taken in the dialog box and keeps the dialog open for another (similar) action.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+Enter
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Account Menu
     
    The Account menu found on the top right corner of the Onshape software, which shows your name. Items within this menu may be: My Account, Action items, View support tickets, Switch to [enterprise] account (if you have an enterprise account), and Sign out, depending your Onshape subscription type.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Account
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Action items
     
    Action items are a sortable list of tasks that can be assigned by you or to you by another user within your Company/Enterprise. They can be release tasks or comments and can have the status of open or closed. Action items show up on the Enterprise tab bar at the top of the Onshape application.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: Enterprise, Professional
    See Also: Account menu
  • Activity
     
    Activity is one of the Page tabs displayed across the top of the window in an Enterprise account. Here you can browse all Onshape activity of your Enterprise users. If you are not an administrator of your subscription, you see only your own Activity stream.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: Enterprise
    See Also:  
  • Add appearance to feature (context menu when feature selected)
     
    Allows you to assign a color to a feature (face or part).
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Appearance panel
  •  
    Opens the Comments panel from the Document panel, where you can add a comment for the selected feature.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Opens the Comments panel from the Document panel, where you can add a comment for the selected plane.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Allows you to add a custom feature to your toolbar from a document version. Custom features are written in FeatureScript.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Add selection to folder (context menu when feature selected)
     
    Opens the New Folder dialog where you specify the folder name. The currently selected feature is added into the folder.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Administrator
     
    A user with the ability to add and remove users to an organization and to change permissions for users within an organization.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Account
    Plan Type: Professional Company, Enterprise
    See Also:  
  • Analytics
     
    Analytics is one of the Page tabs displayed across the top of the window in an Enterprise account. Here you can browse statistics for user and documents within the enterprise.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: Enterprise
    See Also:  
  • Anisotropic texture filtering
     
    A WebGL extension used to provide high-quality texture rendering in the 3D scene.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Annotations allow you to edit the font, text height, arrowhead length and type, and color of each annotation type in your drawing: You can supply defaults for all annotations at once, or for individual Notes, Callouts, Datums, Geometric tolerances, Surface finish symbols, Weld symbols, Hole callouts, and Bend notes (for sheet metal) separately.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Drawing properties
  • App store
     
    An Onshape-provided store consisting of 3rd-party applications you can use in conjunction with Onshape. Go to the App store for CAM, Simulation, Rendering, and more.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Applications (Insert new element menu)
     
    Opens the Onshape App Store where you can install additional applications to help you import files that are not native to Onshape. For example, Bill of Materials, CAM, Simulation, and Rendering.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • A panel to assign a color to a feature (face or part). The Appearance panel contains a color palette and color mixer, as well as options for saving custom colors, and an option for changing the tessellation quality of the currently selected face or part,
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Tessellation
  •  
    A collection of instances of parts, sketches, surfaces, or subassemblies that defines both position and movement.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • An Assembly tool used to pattern selected entities upon an axis.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • An Assembly tool used to pattern selected entities linearly.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    A series of tools for creating mate connectors, mates, patterns, and relations for use in assembling parts.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Assign material for "X" (context menu when part selected)
     
    Assign a material (and thereby, a density), as well as specify a custom density without assigning a material. Onshape provides a material library for your use, and you can also add (or remove) your own custom material libraries.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Mass (Properties Tool)
  • Creates a view perpendicular to the selected edge.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • B


    Back view
     
    The view that appears upon selecting the back side of the View cube in an Onshape document.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+2
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • A type of Mate in Onshape used to mate two entities allowing rotational movement about the X, Y, and Z axis.
    Keyboard Shortcut: m
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Use the Onshape Bill of Materials (BOM) functionality to automatically create a BOM from any workspace Assembly. You can insert parts and assemblies into an Assembly post-release, from an Onshape version, or assemble the parts and sub-assemblies and then release the Assembly all at once.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Allows you to place a Bill of Materials (BOM) table from an Assembly into a Drawing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: App Store
  • Bend relief
    In a sheet metal model, the small cut made where the bend end meets a free edge.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Sheet metal model
  • A Feature tool that enables you to modify parts by subtracting, intersecting, or merging parts or surfaces.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Bottom view
     
    The view that appears upon selecting the bottom side of the View cube in an Onshape document.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+6
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Branch
     
    A  named fork in the Version and history graph of a document. Branches fork at a version, end with a workspace, and can have zero to N sequentially stored versions on the branch.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Branched editing
     
    The ability for multiple users to edit different branches of the same document without impacting each others' work. When desired, two branches can be merged.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Shortens an existing drawing view by trimming out a portion of the existing view with a regular break.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Bridging curve
    A Feature tool that enables you to create a Curve connecting any two points or vertices.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • A Drawing view that modifies an existing view by cutting away a closed profile to a defined depth.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Browse for attachment
     
    Allows you to search for an attachment on your connected device to add into a comment.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Browser
     
    The application used to view websites, specifically to view and work inside Onshape. Check your browser's compatibility.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • C


    A callout (balloon) with a leader line, in space or attached to geometry within a drawing. Callouts are associative with the part metadata of the document. When a BOM table is present, the callout defaults to use the Item Number in the table. If the table order is changed, use the Update Drawing feature.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    These settings determine how the Onshape Parts Studio and Assembly are viewed on-screen. Options include visualization, rotation, panning, zoom, interference detection, transparency, curvature visualization, and draft analysis.You can use your mouse or your keyboard to navigate these display options.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Cancel command
     
    If a command is in progress, this cancels the command and reverts back to the state before the command was initiated.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Escape
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Centerlines indicate a circular feature on a drawing. In 2D, most circular features look exactly the same as features with non-circular geometry. The only way to tell them apart is by adding a centerline, which represents their central axis and confirms their geometry.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Centermark tool icon
    One of the tools for creating sheet geometry in Drawings, which are outside of a view and meant to represent some part of the 3D model. This tool creates a symbol used to mark the center of a circle or partial circle on a drawing. A centermark is also a visual treatment for Virtual sharps, where the options are either centermark or edge extension.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Virtual Sharp, Edge extension, Drawing tools
  • Center arc icon
    A Sketch tool that enables you to sketch an arc by defining center, start, and end points.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • A Sketch tool that enables you to sketch a circle, starting with its center point.
    Keyboard Shortcut: c
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • A Sketch tool that enables you to sketch a rectangle, starting with its center point.
    Keyboard Shortcut: r
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • A Feature tool that enables you to break sharp edges with a bevel. Create beveled edges on selected edges or faces.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Chamfer Dimension Icon
    Allows you to place a note or dimensions on a chamfered edge in a drawing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Check interference (context menu when multiple parts selected)
     
    A check to see if any parts in the assembly are interfering with other parts. Opens the Interference Detection panel, with two lists: (1) A list of parts to analyze, and (2) A list of interferences between the parts outlined in the first list.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Circular pattern
    A Sketch tool to create multiple instances of sketch entities uniformly about an axis or mate connector. Circular patterns may be open or closed. Circular pattern is also a Part Studio Feature tool to replicate selected parts, faces, or features about an axis or Mate connector.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Creates a regular polygon sketch defined on a circumscribing circle.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Clear selection (context menu when part selected)
     
    When faces, edges, or parts are selected in the Parts Studio, the Clear selection command deselects them.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Space bar
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Clear selection (context menu when plane selected)
     
    When faces, edges, or parts are selected in the Parts Studio, the Clear selection command deselects them.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Space bar
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • A Sketch constraint tool that lets you select two or more points, lines or faces, so that they can be placed precisely on top of each other.
    Keyboard Shortcut: i
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    The social cue icon with a user identifier that appears at the top of the page in a document, and on the tab or feature when more than one user is editing a document.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    A user viewing or editing a document that other users are also viewing or editing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Comments icon
    A mechanism with which to communicate with other Onshape users, in a specific document, in workspaces and versions, with comments and mentions. Owners of documents and those the document is shared with directly (and with Edit or Comment permission) can create comments, mention another user, see each others’ comments, leave replies, and opt to receive email notifications of comments.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    A message sent out to any owners and collaborators of a document when a new comment is added to a workspace or version. Users opt in or out of receiving notifications.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    See Logo.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Account
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • A mechanism for graphically and discretely comparing versions and workspaces at any history point. You can compare any combination: workspaces with workspaces or versions, versions with version or workspaces, and at any history entry.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Represent multiple edges as one Curve. Select multiple adjacent edges, sketch entities and other curves. Selecting non-contiguous edges may result in multiple Curves created. Selections for each Curve must meet at their vertices. (Curves are listed in the Parts > Curves list.)
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • A part comprised of selected bodies (parts, surfaces, curves, and/or points) grouped together to act as one part. You can create a closed composite part (one which consumes the bodies involved) or an open composite part (one that does not consume the bodies involved).
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Make any point coincident with the center of an arc or circle. Also make arcs and circles share a center point.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Configuration panel
    A panel displaying configurations in a Part Studio or Assembly. Configurations enable you to create multiple variants of parts using sketch dimensions, feature parameters, and suppression states.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Add configuration input to create multiple variants of the Part Studio and drive different design variants. Create part families by creating variations of an entire Part Studio or a specific part by configuring any feature or parameter value or part properties, custom part properties, face and part appearance, and sketch text.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Opens the Variable input dialog where you can create a new parameter for your Part Studio configuration.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Configure Part Studio
  •  
    Opens the Checkbox input panel, where you can set up a configuration option that can be switched on or off via a checkbox, when configuring your Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Configure Part Studio
  •  
    Creates a custom list in your Part Studio configuration.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Configure Part Studio
  • Sketch an ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola by defining start, end, and control points, and a rho value.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Connect service
     
    Adds an integrated service that can connect to Onshape, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, or Microsoft OneDrive.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Account
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Create (menu), Import from, Integrations
  • A Sketch tool that enables you to sketch new construction geometry or convert existing geometry into construction geometry.
    Keyboard Shortcut: q
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Construction Geometry
  • Construction Geometry
     
    Construction geometry are sketch entities used in creating other geometry but not used in creating features.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Construction Geometry (Drawing properties) icon
    Edit the color and thickness of your drawing's centerlines, as well as the style, color, and thickness of the drawing's virtual sharps. Use the Part Studio sketches section to edit the format of sketches brought into the drawing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Drawing properties
  • Contact support
     
    Opens a form in the application where you can enter and send a ticket to the Onshape support team.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Help menu
  • Context menu
     
    A menu that is opened by right-clicking the mouse, providing contextual commands dependent on where the user clicked. Usually, a selection is made prior to invoking the context menu, but not always. Right-clicking anywhere in the software will yield a menu that is context sensitive.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Copy
     
    Copies the currently selected Assembly elements (parts, edges, faces, mates) to the clipboard.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl/Cmd+c
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Copy annotation
     
    Copies the currently selected annotation to the clipboard.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Alt+left mouse button+drag
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Copy "X" item(s) (context menu when multiple parts selected)
     
    Copies the selected faces, edges, and/or parts to the clipboard.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl/Cmd+c
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • A Feature tool that allows you to modify a corner on a sheet metal model by selecting an edge, vertex, or face of the existing corner.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Sheet metal model
  • A Sketch tool that enables you to sketch a rectangle starting with a corner point.
    Keyboard Shortcut: g
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Create Assembly (Insert new element menu)
     
    Creates a new Assembly tab.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Create Drawing (Insert new element menu)
     
    Creates a new Drawing tab.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Create drawing of "X" (context menu when part selected)
     
    Creates a new drawing based on the currently selected parts in the Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Create Feature Studio (Insert new element menu)
     
    Creates a new Feature Studio tab.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Create folder (Insert new element menu)
     
    Creates a new Folder.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Create material library (Insert new element menu)
     
    Creates a new Material library.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Creates a new Part Studio tab.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Create a new Part Studio in the context of an existing assembly; positioning the assembly specifically for use when modeling the part. The assembly appears visually ghosted in the Part Studio as context graphics to be used for reference.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Create (menu)
     
    A menu for creating a new Document or Folder, importing files, importing from a connected service, or creating a new Label or Project.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Document; Folder; Import; Connected service; Label
  • Created by me
     
    A filter listing all documents that you have created.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    An Onshape tool that makes selecting related faces, such as faces that define a pocket on a model, easy. May be used with extrusions, pockets, holes, fillets, tangent connected faces, or edges as the selection criteria.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Opens the Create selection dialog to make selecting related faces, such as faces that define a pocket on a model, easy. This is especially useful in certain commands, such as Delete face and Replace face. Create selection may be used with extrusions, pockets, hole, fillets, tangent connected faces, bounded faces, or edges as the selection criteria. Select one or more faces that the system uses to propagate to select other faces based on the selection criteria. These selections may then be added to a tool dialog value list such as Replace face or Delete face.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Creates a view-only version at the current point of the document history. Creating a version keeps you in the currently active workspace.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Modifies an existing view by cropping a closed profile.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Create curvature continuous transitions between sketch splines (and conics) and surrounding geometry.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Visualize the curvature combs on a sketch or part in a Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Represents the reflection of a striped room on the current model. This allows you to see whether or not the curvature across edges is aligned and continuous. When the curvature is aligned across an edge, the edge is smooth and the stripes line up, and then veer off across the edge. When the curvature is continuous across an edge, the edge is smooth and there is no change in curvature across the edge. Stripes line up and do not veer off across the edge.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Camera and render options
  • A Feature tool that enables you to replicate selected parts, faces, or features along a sketch curve (or series of adjacent curves, edges on solid parts, and edges on wire parts) in the order of selection. You can also create new parts or modify existing parts by adding or removing material, or intersecting parts in its path. Curve pattern may also be used during an active sheet metal operation.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Custom drawing template
     
    Create a custom drawing template for use in an Onshape drawing. To use a drawing from a different CAD package as a template in Onshape, see Using traditional CAD drawings as templates in Onshape. Drawing templates are comprised of the format of a drawing that includes the title block, border, and zones, if desired, as well as the properties that describe the function of the drawing that are found under the drawing Properties panel. A drawing template is nothing more than formatting the desired appearance and defining the drawing properties and behavior, to be available for reuse for every detailed drawing. For best practices when creating native Onshape drawing templates, see Best practices for creating native Onshape drawing templates in the Learning Center.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • A mechanism for viewing specific information from the current Part Studio. Use FeatureScript in a version of a document or in the current workspace to define a custom table. Sample or community-created tables can be added to your Part Studio as well. When a table is added to this panel, it is automatically available in all documents to which you have access.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: FeatureScript
  • A type of Mate that defines translational movement along the Z axis and rotational movement about the Z axis, between two mate connectors.
    Keyboard Shortcut: m
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • D


    Places a datum reference attached to an entity in a Drawing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Delete face
    Deletes one or more faces from a part and allows healing or leaving it open to create a surface. Fillets dependent on the deleted faces can automatically be reapplied.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Delete part
    Deletes one or more parts. For any selected composite part, the options are: (1) Delete the composite part and the parts it contains, (2) Dissolve the composite part but do not automatically delete the parts it contains, (3) Ignore composite parts.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Delete selection
     
    Deletes the current selection. Keep in mind that nothing in Onshape is ever truly deleted. You can always undo or create versions and branches to get back to a previous point in the workflow. As such, Deleting is non-destructive.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Delete
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Delete "X" part (context menu when part selected)
     
    Deletes the currently selected part. Keep in mind that nothing in Onshape is ever truly deleted. You can always undo or create versions and branches to get back to a previous point in the workflow. As such, Deleting is non-destructive.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Features which allow the user to bring parts, surfaces, curves, sketches, or mate connectors from one Part Studio into another Part Studio, with an associative link.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Details
    Details, displayed in a pane on the right of the Documents page for the selected item (Document, Part, or Assembly), such as Owner, Document description, Document label, Created by (and date), and Last modified by (and date).
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Creates a circular view of a particular region of an existing view in a Drawing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Diameter dimension feature icon
    Allows you to place a diameter dimension on an arc or circle, including silhouette edges, to measure the diameter in a Drawing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+d
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Drawing Dimensions
  • Dimension
    A Sketch tool to add horizontal, shortest distance, angular, diametrical, arc length, or radial dimensions to sketch geometry and between sketch geometry and planes. Dimension is also a Drawing tool to place a dimension on any type of curve.
    Keyboard Shortcut: d
    Context: Sketch, Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Dimension icon
    Edit your drawing's font, text height, color, text alignment, text gaps, geometry gaps, and more.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Drawing Properties
  • Dimension panel icon
    Customizes the appearance of a selected dimension. Selecting a dimension causes the dimension palette icon to appear.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Drawing Dimensions
  • Dimetric (Camera and render options)
     
    Denoting or incorporating a method of showing projection or perspective using a set of three geometric axes, of which two are of the same scale or dimension but the third is of another.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Camera and render options
  • Display mass properties
    Mass Properties Icon
    Opens the Mass properties dialog, where you can view the mass, volume, surface area, center of mass, and Mass moments of inertia for the selected Parts or Assemblies to which a material has been applied. You can also use this dialog to override properties and supply your own values for mass, center of mass, and inertia.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Opens the Sheets flyout for the current drawing. An Onshape sheet is a page of a drawing which represents a single sheet of paper in a printed version of a drawing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+s
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Saves and restores display states of an Assembly. Assign a name to a specific display state (that is, with certain parts, subassemblies, or mates hidden or in view) of the assembly and switch to a particular display state easily at any time.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Dissolve composite parts
     
    When a closed composite part is created either through an import or manually in the Part Studio, you can change your mind and convert it to an open composite part or remove the composite part altogether and return to separate bodies.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Dissolve subassembly
     
    Allows you to dissolve a subassembly. The subassembly is deleted and the parts, along with their mate connections, move back up to the parent Assembly.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Direct edit
     
    Editing a feature directly in the 3D form; especially necessary when the part is imported (uploaded and translated) or the existing parametric history does not support the change needed.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Document
     
    A collection of design data organized in Onshape tabs. Tabs may contain Part Studios, Assemblies, Drawings, Tutorials, Applications, Feature Studios, and imported files like CAD files, PDF files, Word files, etc.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Create (menu)
  • Documents filters
     
    A vertical menu on the left side of the application under the Documents tab (also known as the Documents page), which filters all the documents in your Onshape application. Filters found here are My documents, Recently opened, Created by me, Shared with me, Teams, Public, and Trash, as well as any custom folders created by you via the Create menu.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • The hamburger menu in a document containing Document-level actions such as: Rename document, Document properties, Copy workspace, Workspace units, Workspace properties, Print, Close document.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    The Onshape page that lists documents and allows the user to open, create, filter, label, and import documents.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Vertically aligned panel on the left side of the application within a particular document. Contains common document tools for all tab types, such as Versions and history, Comments, Where used, and Performance.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly, Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Drag manipulator
     
    A manipulator used to resize resulting geometry in a Part Studio or position parts in an Assembly.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • A Feature tool to apply a taper to one or more selected faces, or a parting line, in order to facilitate pulling a part from a mold.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Used to find faces in the model that do not meet a specified minimum amount of draft, discover undercut regions, and see the potential parting line locations for selected geometries.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Camera and render options
  •  
    A 2D rendering of parts or assemblies used to communicate manufacturing information.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    A group of tools for applying dimensions to views within a Drawing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Properties that apply to an entire drawing and that can be set in one place. These properties cover things like Units and precision defaults, dimension defaults, annotations defaults, views defaults, construction geometry defaults, formatting defaults, and table defaults. The drawing metadata is accessed separately and allows you to specify things like name, description, part number, revision, state, drawn by, approver, and any custom properties you or your company have created. These defaults apply to the entire document, regardless of how many or few sheets are in the drawing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Sheet properties
  • E


    Edge
     
    A model object; a curve, bounded by vertices, which may exist on its own, or bound a set of faces on a part or surface. Edges can have any number of shapes.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Edge Extension
     
    A visual treatment for Virtual sharps. Options are either Centermark or Edge extension.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Virtual sharp, Centermark
  • Edge-to-edge centerline tool icon
    One of the tools for creating sheet geometry in Drawings, which are outside of a view and meant to represent some part of the 3D model. This tool creates a centerline by selecting two edges or two concentric arcs on your drawing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Drawing tools
  • Edit appearance for "X" (context menu when part selected)
     
    Allows you to assign a color to a feature (face or part). Opens the Appearance panel.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Appearance Panel
  • Edit (context menu when feature selected)
     
    Opens the related feature's dialog, where you can edit the feature in the Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Edit "X" (context menu when part selected)
     
    Context menu (after Part is selected).
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Sketch an ellipse using a center point, major axis, and minor axis.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Select faces, surfaces, and parts to enclose a region and create a new part.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Entity
     
    An Onshape system object or an item built in Onshape: mates, mate connectors, sketch curves, parts, edges, and faces are all examples of entities.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Toggle Equal on and each pair of entities you select are constrained to each other as equal in size. Click Equal again to toggle the tool off, or select another tool to toggle off automatically.
    Keyboard Shortcut: e
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Manually manipulate an assembly into an exploded view using the manipulator to drag components or groups of components from their current positions to a new position. The steps are recorded in the Exploded views panel, complete with the ability to reorder and otherwise edit the view.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Export parts and surfaces (from Part Studios), entire Part Studios, entire Assemblies, as well as sketches and planar faces to your hard drive or cloud-source (for example, Google Drive or Dropbox) for use elsewhere. Various file formats are supported.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    A Sketch tool that enables you to extend a line to the first intersecting point or bounding geometry.
    Keyboard Shortcut: x
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • A Feature tool that extends a sketch in the direction normal to the sketch plane. If the sketch is closed, the object will become a 3D solid. If the object is not closed, it will become a 3D surface. Create, add to, subtract from, or intersect parts by extruding sketch regions or planar faces, or surfaces by extruding lines or curves.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift-e
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • F


    Face
     
    A model object; a portion of a part, surface, or closed sketch region having area and bounded by edges. For example, a rectangular part has six faces. Note that faces do not necessarily need to be bounded by edges, such as a sphere.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • A type of Mate that removes all degrees of freedom between two mate connectors.
    Keyboard Shortcut: m
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Feature
     
    The operations that are used to build parts, such as Extrude, Fillet, Shell, Revolve, Sweep, Chamfer, Draft, Patterns, Mirror, Modify fillet, and Move face.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Feature list
     
    The parametric history contained in a Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Feature toolbar
     
    The series of tools available for creating features of a part, represented as clickable icons.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    A left-side flyout menu that displays all the features and parts in the Onshape Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • FeatureScript
     
    Proprietary Onshape language for writing code script into the software. Using Featurescript, you can create custom features that you can then add to your toolbar. Enterprise admins may use this procedure to add public custom features to the toolbar for the entire enterprise.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: Enterprise
    See Also:  
  • FeatureScript documentation
     
    Online documentation for the FeatureScript language.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Help menu, Featurescript
  • FeatureScript notices
     
    When adding custom features to your toolbar using FeatureScript, you can use the FeatureScript language to print notices that will show up in the FeatureScript notices pane. This pane opens at the bottom of the Onshape screen.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Featurescript
  • Feedback
     
    Reports a bug via Onshape's Zendesk ticket system
    Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+U
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Report a bug
  • A Feature tool to create a surface (or a part from surfaces) by defining boundaries and refine the surface with boundary conditions (instead of requiring the use of reference surfaces).
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Fillet
    A Sketch and Part Studio Feature tool to round sharp interior and exterior edges and define as a standard constant radius, more stylized conic, or variable.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+f
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Filter assembly contents
     
    Opens a set of Assembly filters that you can use to narrow down the Assembly list to limit what you see in the Assembly.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Filter comments
     
    Allows you to filter comments by your open tasks, all open tasks, or completed tasks. By default the Comments panel shows all tasks.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Filter (feature)
     
    Filters the feature by name, type, folder, or part.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • A Feature tool that closes (deactivates) the sheet metal model and causes the sheet metal part to be treated like any non-sheet metal solid part. This allows you to perform post-fabrication operations on it, such as drilling at an angle through a face, welding corners, and adding form features and custom FeatureScript features.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Sheet metal model
  • First sheet
     
    Using the Home keyboard shortcut, this takes you to the first sheet in the stack of sheets in your Drawing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Home
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • To make a sketch entity or an assembly instance unmoveable.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Commonly referring to a Sheet Metal flange; a projecting flat rim or rib on an entity, used to strengthen or attach to maintain position.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Sheet metal model
  • Flip primary axis
     
    In Snap mode, this reorients the primary axis alignment of the primary mate (mate which was initially selected and dragged to the other mate). While dragging the first mate to connect to the second mate, press a or q to reorient the primary or secondary axis of the first mate, respectively.
    Keyboard Shortcut: a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Float buffer blending
     
    A WebGL extension used for rendering section planes end caps. Without this extension, this functionality is disabled.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Float texture
     
    A WebGL extension used for rendering section planes and blending of transparent objects. Without this extension, this functionality is disabled.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: WebGL
  •  
    Creates a new documents folder in the Document filter list menu, where you can add documents and drawings.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Create (menu)
  • Formats icon
    Allows you to enable/disable selection of objects in a drawing's border frame, border zone, and title block.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Drawing properties
  • Forums
     
    Opens the Onshape Forums at https://forum.onshape.com/ that can be used as a community and help resource.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Help menu
  • Front view
     
    Automatically adjusts the Part Studio or Assembly to the full screen zoom and Front view in a single command.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+1
    Context: Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • G


    A type of Relation that enables you to relate two Mates with revolute degrees of freedom. The relation creates a constant ratio of angular rotation between the Mates, if either mated part is moved, the other will move rotationally.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Allows you to place a geometric tolerance feature control frame.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Graphics area
     
    The large rectangular portion of the user interface in which parts and assemblies are displayed.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • GL renderer
     
    The WebGL renderer (for example, GeForce RTX 3080).
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: WebGL
  • GL vendor
     
    The WebGL vendor (for example, NVIDIA).
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: WebGL
  • Grid view
     
    Shows all Documents, Parts, and Assemblies in a grid view format on the Documents page.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • A collection of related parts in an assembly that move as one. A tool used to create a group.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • H


    A Feature tool that enables you to create a helix uing a conicat or cylindrical face or circular edge. Create a helix on circular geometry.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Help menu
    Located in an Onshape users' Document toolbar, provides access to the online Onshape Help system, Keyboard shortcuts, Learning Center, FeatureScript documentation, What's new and Forum, System Check, and About.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • The rolled edge of a sheet metal wall. The tool used to create a sheet metal hem.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Sheet metal model
  • Hidden edges removed (Camera and render options)
     
    Removes all edges that are beneath the surface view. All underlying edges beneath the model, that would not be within the viewer's field of vision, or that would be blocked by the object.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Camera and render options
  • Hidden edges visible (Camera and render options)
     
    Shows all edges that are beneath the surface view. All underlying edges beneath the model that would not be within the viewer's field of vision, or that would be blocked by the object.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Camera and render options
  • Hide all construction
     
    Hides all sketches, planes and the Origin point (all construction).
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+p
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Hide all parts (context menu when part selected)
     
    Hides all the currently selected parts in your Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Hide all planes (context menu when planes selected)
     
    Hides all the currently selected planes in your Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Hide other parts (context menu when part selected)
     
    Hides all the non-selected parts in your Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Hide other planes (context menu when plane selected)
     
    Hides all the non-selected planes in your Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Hide selected part
     
    Hides the selected part.
    Keyboard Shortcut: y
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Hide/show mates
     
    Toggle the j key to show or hide mates in your Assembly
    Keyboard Shortcut: j
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Show/hide mates
  • Hide/show mate connectors
     
    Toggle the k key to show or hide mate connectors in your Assembly
    Keyboard Shortcut: k
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Show/hide mate connectors
  • Hide/show planes
     
    Toggle the p key to show or hide planes in the Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: p
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Show/hide planes
  • Hide "X" parts (context menu when part selected)
     
    Hides the currently selected parts in your Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Hide "x" planes (context menu when plane selected)
     
    Hides the currently selected planes in your Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • High precision fragment shader
     
    WebGL extensions that are required for ambient occlusion visualization feature. If they are not available, this functionality is disabled.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Onshape displays holes and disconnects in a model, including laminar edges of surfaces, that may be in need of repair when you select Highlight boundary edges. This feature is especially helpful when importing parts that require repairing surfaces. Edges that may require repair are highlighted in solid red lines when the edges are visible and dashed red lines when the edges are hidden.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Camera and render options
  • Hole feature icon
    A Feature tool that enables you to create simple, countersink, and counterbore holes at sketch points or circle centers, using ANSI or ISO standards or custom specifications.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Hole callout
    Hole Callout tool icon
    Allows you to place a dimensional callout label on a hole.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Hole table (Drawing)
    Allows you to insert a hole table for a view or multiple views of a common, singular part (and not an entire Part Studio). Style the table as you would any other table, and hover over a table row for cross-highlighting in the drawing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Hole table (Part Studio)
    Hole Table
    When you have created a Hole feature, a Hole table icon appears on the right side of the graphics area, where the Appearance panel and Configuration panel are located. Since the Hole table icon appears only after a Hole has been created, the table contains a list of all holes in the Part Studio. The table is updated automatically when Hole features are created.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Horizontal tool icon
    A Sketch tool that enables you to make one or more lines, or sets of points, align horizontally.
    Keyboard Shortcut: h
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • I


    Import (Insert new element menu)
     
    Opens the Microsoft Open dialog where you can select files from your computer to import into Onshape. A wide variety of file formats are supported.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Import files
     
    Opens the Microsoft Open dialog where you can select files from your computer to import into Onshape. A wide variety of file formats are supported.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Create (menu)
  • Import from
     
    Allows you to import a document from a connected service, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, or Microsoft OneDrive.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Create (menu), Connect service
  • Inference
     
    An automatic indication during sketching that a constraint may be applied; appears as an orange dotted line as well as orange boxes highlighting related entities.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Creates a regular polygon sketch on an inscribing circle.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Insert DXF or DWG
    Insert DWG and DXF Files tool icon
    For Sketches: Insert DXF or DWG files into a sketch as sketch entities. For Drawings: Insert the contents of a DXF or DWG file as Onshape drawing entities. Use this tool as a method to create a custom template.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio, Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Custom drawing template
  • Insert image
    Insert Image tool icon
    For Sketches: Upload a PNG, JPG or BMP image to your document to use as the basis of a sketch. Create sketch geometry using the image as a guide. For Drawings: Allows you to insert and scale JPG, PNG, and GIF images in a drawing sheet, such as a logo or QR and bar codes.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio, Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Insert new element
    Insert new element icon
    Opens the Insert new element menu, where you can insert elements into the workspace, such as Part Studios, Assemblies, Drawings, or imported files.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Insert Parts and assemblies icon
    Opens the Insert parts and assemblies dialog, so you can quickly insert items into your Assembly.
    Keyboard Shortcut: i
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Insert view
    Places a view from a Part Studio or Assembly.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Instance
     
    A part, sketch, surface, or subassembly used in an Assembly.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Assembly list icon
    A left-side flyout menu that displays all the Instances and Mates in the Onshape Assembly.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    An integrated service that can connect to Onshape, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, or Microsoft OneDrive.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Account
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Allows you to detect and view the interference between parts in a Part Studio or Assembly.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Camera and render options
  • Projects (or converts) the intersection of a surface or face and the active sketch plane onto the sketch plane.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    An Onshape feature that works similarly to Hide, with the difference being that unselected parts remain visually present for reference, but muted in color and unavailable for selection until you exit Isolate mode.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+i
    Context: Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Isometric
     
    A method to visually represent three-dimensional objects in two dimensions. The isometric view provides visual depth to the model or design. It is an axonometric projection in which the three coordinate axes appear equally foreshortened and the angle between any two of them is 120 degrees.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Isometric (Camera and render options)
     
    A method to visually represent three-dimensional objects in two dimensions. The isometric view provides visual depth to the model or design. It is an axonometric projection in which the three coordinate axes appear equally foreshortened and the angle between any two of them is 120 degrees.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Camera and render options
  • Isometric view
     
    A method to visually represent three-dimensional objects in two dimensions. The isometric view provides visual depth to the model or design. It is an axonometric projection in which the three coordinate axes appear equally foreshortened and the angle between any two of them is 120 degrees.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+7
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • K


     
    Opens a chart of Keyboard shortcuts for common commands in the Onshape software
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+?
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Help menu
  • L


    Label
     
    A nomenclature applied to documents to enable more efficient searching.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Create (menu)
  • Last opened by me
     
    A visual thumbnail list of all the last documents that were opened by you (the currently logged in user).
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Last sheet
     
    Using the End keyboard shortcut, this takes you to the last sheet in the stack of sheets in your Drawing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: End
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Learning Center
     
    The learning center provides courses and training resources.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Help menu
  • Left view
     
    Automatically adjusts the Part Studio or Assembly to the full screen zoom and Left view in a single command.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+3
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Limits
     
    The number of mate limits in the whole system.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Mate
  • Line
     
    A graphics primitive used to render edges, curves, other single dimensional entities for visualization in Sketches and Drawings. The rendering of the lines is handled by your graphics card. (Modeling definition): A linear edge, bounded by a vertex at both ends, which may exist on its own, or bound a set of faces on a part or surface.
    Keyboard Shortcut: l
    Context: Sketch, Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Drawing Tools
  • Line-to-line angular dimension tool icon
    Allows you to place an angular dimension between two non-parallel lines.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Line-to-line dimension tool icon
    Allows you to place a dimension between two lines in a view.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Linear pattern
    Linear Pattern feature icon
    A Feature tool that enables you to replicate selected parts, faces, or features and arrange them in a row or grid pattern, as well as create new parts or modify existing parts by adding or removing material, or intersecting parts in its path.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    A Sketch tool to create multiple instances of sketch entities uniformly in one or two directions.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Linear relation
    Linear Relation feature icon
    A type of Relation that constrains the linear motion between two Mates to change at a constant ratio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • List View
     
    Shows all Documents, Parts, and Assemblies in a list view format on the Documents page.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Lock mate inference
     
    With the Mate connector dialog open, moving the cursor over an entity 'wakes up' default inference points and the inference point closest to the cursor highlights as a Mate connector. As you continue to mouse over the entity, different default inference points appear. Using Shift allows you to Lock to the current mate inference location, no matter where your cursor moves. If you are using a planar mate, it will lock to only those default inference locations on the current plane.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift
    Context: Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    The logo is located at the top left corner of the software application. Clicking on it refreshes the documents.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Account
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Loft feature icon
    A Feature tool that enables you to use profiles (sketch regions or sketch curves) and optional guide curves to define shapes that smoothly transition between them. Create, add to, subtract from, or intersect parts by putting a smooth surface between ordered profiles.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • M


    Make joint
    Sheet Metal Make Joint feature icon
    Join or extend existing sheet metal walls into a bend or rip (that is displayed in the Bend/Rip table), creating associativity between the two edges. You have the ability to configure and further define the style of the bend or rip once it is created.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Sheet metal model, Sheet metal make joint
  •  
    Makes the currently selected part or assembly transparent, so you can see through it to other parts. Use the shortcut key SHIFT+“t” to make a part under the cursor transparent. This command is cumulative; you can use it on part after part, keep all transparent until you select Exit make transparent. You can also multi-select parts and then select the command.  You can also use the slider in the Make transparent dialog to expand the transparency by distance to make each successive part transparent.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+t
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Mass (Properties Tool)
    Mass Properties Icon
    Display the mass properties of a part when a material has been applied to the part. You can also override mass properties here.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    An Onshape feature used to position instances in an assembly and define how they move.
    Keyboard Shortcut: m
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Markup
    An Onshape function located in the Comments dialog which enables you to annotate and mark up your design space and include it within the comment.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Mate connector
    Mate Connector feature icon
    A local coordinate system entity located on or between entities (parts or solid models) that can be to locate and orient instances with respect to each other.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+m
    Context: Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Chamfer Dimension Icon
    Allows yo to place a minimum or maximum dimension directly to any combination of arcs/circles and any other geometry type, excluding curves.
    Keyboard Shortcut: m
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Measure
    The Measure tool displays measurements dynamically whenever you select entities. It is available in Part Studios, for sketches and parts, Assemblies for parts and assemblies, and Drawings to obtain a measurement between points, lines, arc and circles. The Measure tool appears in the bottom right corner of the interface.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly, Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Merge
     
    The ability to apply edits to a workspace from one branch into a workspace on another branch of the same document.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Midpoint icon
    Constrains a point to the midpoint of a line or arc.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Mirror
    Mirror feature icon
    Sketch: Create the reflection of one or more selected sketch entities about a specified line. Part Studio: A feature tool that enables you to replicate one or more selected parts or surfaces about a specified plane or planar face.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Modify fillet
    Modify Fillet feature icon
    A Feature tool that enables you to alter or remove existing fillets or rounds. Change the radius or remove existing fillets.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Move boundary edges of a surface in order to extend or trim it.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Move Face feature icon
    Move one or more selected faces linearly or about an axis.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • My Onshape
     
    Displays a list of all documents that were last opened by you.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Documents menu
  • N


    A position of an Assembly that has a name assigned to it.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    An Onshape feature that enables you to create and name views for use later within a workspace. Named views capture the perspective, the zoom scale, and the orientation of the current view
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+v
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Camera and render options
  • Navigation bar
     
    The top bar of the user interface window that contains the Document name and User ID/profile menu.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • New sketch (context menu when part selected)
     
    Creates a new sketch in the current workspace.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Next sheet
     
    Using the Page down keyboard shortcut, this takes you to the next sheet in the stack of sheets in your Drawing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Page down
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Make a line and curve, or a curve and a plane normal to each other.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Note tool icon
    An Onshape Drawings tool that enables you to add single or multi-line text notes to any drawing, wherever you want, and use them to fill in the title blocks as well. You can define the size of the text box as well as format the text itself and optionally include a leader or many leaders. You can also rotate the orientation of the note and create additional leaders.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Notifications
     
    Allows you to send and receive notifications for all shares, comments, mentions, and marked documents in an Enterprise setting.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: Enterprise
    See Also:  
  • O


    Offset tool icon
    A Sketch tool that enables you to offset the selected curve or loop at a specified distance and direction from the original
    Keyboard Shortcut: o
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Offset plane (context menu when plane selected)
     
    Allows you to move the plane a specified distance from its origin along its axis. For example, if you select the front plane, you can offset the plane forward or backward by a specified distance. If you select the Top plane, you can offset the plane above or below it's original position.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Offset surface
    Offset Surface feature icon
    Create a new surface by offsetting an existing face, surface or sketch region. Set offset distance to 0 to create a copy.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Open context menu
     
    Ctrl+left click opens the context menu.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl/Cmd+left click
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Ordinate dimension feature icon
    Allows you to place an ordinate dimension group on a drawing view.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Owner
     
    State of user or company who has full access to a document. Ownership can be transferred to and from users and companies.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Account
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • P


    Pan
     
    Pans the model up down, left, or right, in 15 degree increments, based on using the Ctrl key in conjunction with the arrow keys on your keyboard. Use this for more coarse panning of the model.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+arrow keys
    Context: Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Parallel tool icon
    A Sketch tool that applies a constraint to two or more sketch entities to make them parallel to eachother.
    Keyboard Shortcut: b
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Parallel mate
    Parallel Mate feature icon
    A tool that defines the movement between two entities allowing individual translational movement along any axis, and parallel rotation along any axis.
    Keyboard Shortcut: m
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Part
     
    A single closed solid body created by features.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Part list
     
    The list of parts created in the current Part Studio. They are listed in the bottom portion of the Feature list.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Part Studio
     
    A parametric, feature-based geometric model that creates parts; a tab inside of an Onshape document containing the parametric definition of one or more solid bodies.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Paste
     
    Pastes selected Assembly elements (parts, edges, faces, mates) from the Windows clipboard into the Assembly.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl/Cmd+v
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Performance
     
    The speed with which the system generates the model in Onshape. Part of any modeling process, in any tool, is modeling efficiently and appropriately for manufacturing, workflow, and yes, modeling itself. When you create models using CAD tools effectively, you reduce regeneration times for the entire model. In Onshape, there are specific steps you can take to ensure efficiency of modeling and reduced regeneration times.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Regeneration time
  • Performance panel icon
    The Performance panel provides statistics related to the graphic modeling and geometric performance of the current workspace, in addition to system details. These statistics can alert you to areas where the Document, Part Studio and Assembly structure can be improved to obtain a more efficient performance.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Performance
  • Permissions
     
    Control over the actions that users can perform on a document.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Account
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Perpendicular icon
    Form a right angle between two lines.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Constrain a sketch entity (point or curve) to be coincident with the intersection point of its sketch plane and an arbitrary curve that is not in its sketch plane. The sketch entity is now constrained to be coincident with the point of intersection.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Pin slot mate
    Pin Slot Mate feature icon
    A type of mate in Onshape that enables you to define the movement between two entities, allowing rotational movement about the Z axis.
    Keyboard Shortcut: m
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Planar mate
    Planar Mate feature icon
    A mate that defines the movement between two entities as translational movement along the X and Y axis and rotational movement along the Z axis.
    Keyboard Shortcut: m
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Planar construction geometry created using the Plane feature. Create new construction planes by referencing existing planes or geometry.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Platform
     
    The client computer's operating system.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Point tool icon
    A Sketch tool that enables you to create points.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Point-to-line dimension tool icon
    Allows you to place a dimension between a point and a line in a view.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Polygon
    Creates a regular polygon sketch on an inscribing or circumscribing circle.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Inscribed polygon, Circumscribed polygon
  • Precision rotate
     
    Pans the model up down, left, or right, in 3 degree increments, based on using the Shift key in conjunction with the arrow keys on your keyboard. Use this for more precise panning of the model.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+arrow keys
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Preview slider
     
    A slider on feature dialogs that allows you to vary the opacity of the edited feature between the state before the feature was added to after it was added.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Previous sheet
     
    Using the Page up keyboard shortcut, this takes you to the previous sheet in the stack of sheets in your Drawing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Page up
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Private
     
    The state of a document that is not shared, or shared only with specified users. Applies only to Enterprise plans.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: Enterprise
    See Also:  
  • Private document
     
    A document that is not shared, or shared only with specified users. Applies only non-free plans.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: all plans except the Free plan
    See Also:  
  • A Feature tool that enables you to create a Curve as the intersection of two projected sketches. Note that the projections from one sketch must intersect the other in one contiguous curve for this operation to succeed.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • A drawing view created by folding out an existing view.
    Keyboard Shortcut: p
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Sometimes called meta data, properties are a way of attaching important information to design entities, such as parts, assemblies, and versions. Properties include: Part Number, Description, Revision, State, Comments, and more. The Property command is available on context and actions menus.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Account
    Plan Type: Professional
    See Also:  
  • Public
     
    The state of a document that is visible to all Onshape users. Public documents are view--only if users do not have edit permissions.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Public document
     
    A document that visible to all Onshape users. Public documents are view-only if users do not have edit permissions.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Q


    Quad and mid snap points
     
    Toggle shift+q on to show quad and mid snap points on lines, circles, and arcs in a drawing. This can be useful in certain situations, such as when trying to obtain linear dimensions between two non-aligned circular parts.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+q
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Quick tab switching
     
    Cycles through all the tabs in your document. Hold Ctrl+Spacebar down, and a mini navigation bar opens along the bottom of the application window. While keeping Ctrl held down, click the spacebar to go to the next tab (to the right) in the list.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+space bar
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Tab switching
  • R


    Rack and pinion relation
    Rack and Pinion Relation feature icon
    A type of Mate relation in Onshape that enables you to relate a Mate with a rotational degree of freedom to a Mate with a linear degree of freedom.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Radial dimension feature icon
    Allows you to place a radial dimension on an arc or circle.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+r
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Recently opened
     
    A filter on the Documents page that displays a list of all recently opened documents.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Redo
     
    Re-executes the last command / action in the software.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+y
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Regeneration time
     
    The time it takes the Document or features in the Part Studio to execute, from beginning to end, displayed in milliseconds or seconds.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Region
     
    A finite area in a sketch defined by a bounding set of sketch curves. Sketch regions are used in features like Extrude, Revolve, and Sweep to create or edit parts in a Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Rename (context menu when feature selected)
     
    Allows you to rename the feature.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+n
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Rename selection
     
    Allows you to rename the selection.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+n
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Reorient secondary axis
     
    In Snap mode, while assembling parts, this reorients the secondary axis alignment of the primary mate (mate which was initially selected during the mate process). After selecting the first mate to connect to the second mate, press a or q to reorient the primary or secondary axis of the first mate, respectively.
    Keyboard Shortcut: q
    Context: Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Replace face
    Replace Face feature icon
    Replace one or more selected faces with another.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Replace instance allows you to replace selected or all instances of a part, surface, sketch, or subassembly within an assembly. Even if the replacement component is slightly different (for example, a derivative of the part), it will be inserted and all previously associated mates reapplied.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Replicate feature icon
    A feature in Onshape that takes a seed entity or entities as input, a bolt for instance, and locates geometry identical to that which the seed is mated to (based on an additional selection). The seed is then replicated and mated to that matching geometry.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Report a bug
     
    Opens a bug reporting tool in order to report a problem via Onshape's Zendesk ticket system.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+u
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Feedback
  • Revision table icon
    A table which can be inserted into the drawing that lists revisions to the drawing's parts or assemblies within a release package.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: Professional, Enterprise
    See Also:  
  • Revolve feature icon
    Create, add to, subtract from, or intersect parts by revolving sketch regions or planar faces about a central axis, or surfaces by revolving lines and curves about a central axis.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Revolute mate
    Revolute Mate feature icon
    A type of Mate that enables rotational movement about the Z axis.
    Keyboard Shortcut: m
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Rib feature icon
    A Feature tool that enables you to create ribs in parts at multiple locations based on a sketch.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Right view
     
    Automatically adjusts the Part Studio or Assembly to the full screen zoom and Right view in a single command.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+4
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Rollback
     
    The ability to see and edit an earlier state of the Part Studio's parametric history. This is done by repositioning (by click+drag) the rollback bar in the Feature list.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Rollback bar
     
    The rollback bar in the Feature List enables you to temporarily revert to an earlier state in the feature history. You can also add new features or edit existing features while the model is rolled back.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Roll to here (context menu when feature selected)
     
    Rolls the Feature list to the currently selected feature to temporarily revert to an earlier state in the feature history.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Rotate
     
    Rotates the view in 15 degree increments in the arrow key's direction.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Arrow keys
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Ruled surface
    Ruled surface feature icon
    Create a new or additional ruled surface from an existing edge or multiple edges of a sketch region.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • S


    Screw relation
    Screw Relation feature icon
    A type of Relation in Onshape that enables you to constrain the rotational degree of freedom in one Cylindrical Mate to the translational degree of freedom in the same Cylindrical Mate.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Search tabs
     
    Opens up the Tabs manager, where you can search through the tabs in your project.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Alt+t
    Context: Part Studio, Assembly, Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Opens an in-app search dialog that allows you to search for Onshape tools by name. You also have the option to highlight the tool in the software.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Alt+c
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Section view (Camera and render options)
     
    Section view allows you to select one or many planes, mate connectors, cylindrical faces, or planar faces to use for sectioning. It is available from the Camera and Render Options.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+x
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Camera and render options
  • Section view (context menu when plane selected)
     
    Section view allows you to select one or many planes, mate connectors, cylindrical faces, or planar faces to use for sectioning. It is available from the Camera and Render Options.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+x
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Camera and render options
  • Section view
    Creates a horizontal, vertical, or angular section view of an existing view in a drawing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    When a part is selected, use Select other to open a dialog that allows you to select other parts or planes in the Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: `
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    When a plane is selected, use Select other to open a dialog that allows you to select other parts or planes in the Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: `
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Shaded (Camera and render options)
     
    Default view in Onshape. Allows part surfaces to be shown with shading. Part surfaces are filled in.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Camera and render options
  • Shaded with hidden edges (Camera and render options)
     
    Similar to Shaded, where part surfaces are shown with shading (filled in). However, this will also show hidden edges beneath the surface, that would normally be obscured by view. For example, when looking at a solid box, you would normally see its top edges, but not the opposing sides underneath the box. Shaded with hidden edges allows you to see all sides of the solid box, not only those on the surface.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Camera and render options
  • Shaded without edges (Camera and render options)
     
    Similar to Shaded, where part surfaces are shown with shading (filled in). However, this will not show any edges.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Camera and render options
  •  
    The action of giving other users access to an individual document with a specified permission level.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Shared with me
     
    Documents that other users have shared with you.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Sheet metal make joint
    Sheet Metal Make Joint feature icon
    A Feature tool that enables you to join or extend existing sheet metal walls into a bend or rip (that is displayed in the Bend/Rip table), creating associativity between the two edges.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Sheet metal model
    Sheet Metal Model feature icon
    A Feature tool that enables you to create sheet metal parts by converting existing parts, extruding sketch curves (includig arcs and splines to create rolled sheet metal), or thickening faces or sketches.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Editing an existing sheet metal model’s bends, rips, and joints using the Sheet metal table creates a Modify joint feature in the Feature list. Edit this feature as you would any other; right-click the feature entry to access the context menu.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Edit an existing sheet metal model’s bends, rips, and joints. View the sheet metal flat pattern.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Sheet properties
     
    A drawing sheet has properties as well as metadata that can be set in one place. These are set per individual sheet and include settings like: scale, format, size, and reference (meaning, which part/Part Studio is referenced on the sheet). The sheet properties have no bearing on the drawing properties.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Drawing properties
  • A Feature tool that enables you to remove material from a part to produce a cavity of constant wall thickness with the option to remove zero faces (hollow) to many faces of the part (shell).
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Shortcut toolbars
     
    Opens a list of Onshape shortcut icon toolbars for the specific type of context you are in (Part Studio, Assembly, Drawing) that can make working in Onshape quicker and easier.
    Keyboard Shortcut: s
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly, Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Show all (context menu)
     
    If any planes or parts are hidden, show all allows you to show them all again.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Visualize the curvature combs on a sketch or part in a Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Toggle the j key to show or hide mates in an Assembly.
    Keyboard Shortcut: j
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Hide/show mates
  •  
    Toggle the k key to show or hide mate connectors in an Assembly.
    Keyboard Shortcut: k
    Context: Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Hide/show mate connectors
  •  
    Toggle the p key to show or hide planes in the Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: p
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Toggle the h key to turn mates mode on or off. In this mode, you can hover over or select instances in the graphics area or Instances list to show the mates for that instance.
    Keyboard Shortcut: h
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Show search results as list
     
    Display the search results as a list.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Show selected part
     
    Unhide the selected part.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+y
    Context: Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Sign out
     
    Sign out of your Onshape account.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly, Account
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Account menu
  • Simultaneous editing
     
    The ability for multiple users to edit an active workspace of a document at the same time.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Sketch
     
    A set of curves drawn on a plane, with a system of dimensions and constraints.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+s
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Sketch constraints
     
    Relations between sketch entities that define their shape and behavior, such as Dimension, Coincident, Concentric, Parallel, Tangent, Horizontal, Vertical, Perpendicular, Normal, Equal, Midpoint, and Fix.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Sketch curve
     
    A line, arc, circle, or spline in a sketch.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Sketch toolbar
     
    The series of tools available for creating a sketch in a Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Sketch tools
     
    Tools in the Sketch toolbar such as Line, Corner rectangle, Center point rectangle, Center point circle, 3 point circle, Tangent arc, 3 point arc, Spline, Point, and Construction used to create a sketch in a Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Slider mate
    Slider Mate feature icon
    A type of Mate in Onshape that enables you to define the movement between two entities, allowing translational movement along the Z axis.
    Keyboard Shortcut: m
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Creates a slot around selected sketch curves (including splines, lines, arcs but no closed profiles).
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Slowest "x" feature
     
    The slowest three features, that take more than ten seconds to regenerate.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Snap mode
    Snap Mode feature icon
    In an Onshape Assembly, this functionality enables you to automatically create a Mate when inserting an entity into the Assembly, using explicitly create Mate connectors on the entity being inserted.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+s
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Social cue icon
     
    The icon with a user identifier that appears at the top of the page in a document, or on a tab or feature when more than one user is editing a document.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Solve time
     
    The time it takes to solve the whole system of mates in the assembly, displayed in milliseconds or seconds.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Spline
    Spline tool icon
    A Sketch and Drawing tool that enables you to create a multiple point curve with points along its length.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Sketch tools, Drawing tools
  • Spline point
    Spline point tool icon
    A Sketch and Drawing tool that enables you to create points along the spline.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Sketch tools, Drawing tools
  • Split
    Split feature icon
    A Sketch tool that allows you to split open or closed sketch curves into multiple segments. Split is also a Part Studio Feature tool that enables you to separate an existing part or face into multiple new parts or faces using a plane, surface or face of a part.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Standard content icon
    Onshape standard content is created by Onshape, kept in documents within Onshape and maintained by Onshape. There is never any risk of this content disappearing or not working from one release to another. Supported standard content includes: ANSI - Bolts and screws, nuts, and washers, DIN - Bolts and screws, nuts, washers, and shaft keys, ISO - Bolts and screws, nuts, and washers, and PEM® - from PennEngineering® including their Unified category of self-clinching nuts
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Subassembly
     
    An assembly used within another assembly.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Assembly
  • Subscription
     
    In Onshape, all subscriptions enable you to create documents and to share documents with other Onshape users.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Account
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Suppress (context menu when feature selected)
     
    To remove a Feature from regeneration of the Feature list.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Suppress inferencing
     
    To temporarily suspend automatic inferencing indicators from appearing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Surface
     
    Surfaces are entities that may have one or many faces but no volume, and are independent of parts.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Surface finish symbol
    Surface Finish tool icon
    Allows you to place a surface finish symbol on the edge of a circular view or away from edges. When selected, the surface finish dialog opens, where you can enter additional details for the symbol.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Sweep feature icon
    A Feature tool that enables you to define a shape using a selected region, curves, or planar faces moving along a path (either solid or surface). Create, add to, subtract from, or intersect parts by sweeping sketch regions or planar faces along a path, or create surfaces by sweeping lines and curves along a path.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Switch to [enterprise]
     
    If you have an Onshape enterprise account, you may see a Switch to [enterprise] option under your Account menu, allowing you to switch between accounts.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly, Account
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Account menu
  • Switch to "X" (context menu when part selected)
     
    Opens the Part Studio of the currently selected part (if not currently in the Part Studio that the part was created within).
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Constrain two geometries (of the same type) to be symmetric relative to a line.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Opens a new browser window and runs a check to see if Onshape is compatible and can run efficiently on the user's WebGL graphics and browser platform.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Help menu
  • T


     
    An entity in Onshape that can contain a Part Studio, Assembly, Drawing, image file, PDF file, document file (PDF, Word), Applications, Tutorials, Feature Studios, or even Gcode. Tabs are displayed at the bottom of an Onshape document in the tab bar.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Tab (Sheet metal model)
    Sheet Metal Tab feature icon
    A tab to a sheet metal flange. Sheet metal tabs are reflected in the model and in the flat pattern.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Sheet metal model
  •  
    The bottom bar of the Onshape document that contains all Onshape tabs.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Located on the left side of every Onshape document, the tab manager lists all of the tabs inside that document.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Alt+t
    Context: Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Tab switching
     
    Cycles through all the tabs in your document. Hold Ctrl+Spacebar down, and a mini navigation bar opens along the bottom of the application window. While keeping Ctrl held down, click the spacebar to go to the next tab (to the right) in the list.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+space bar
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Quick tab switching
  • Table tool icon
    Allows you to place a  table with cells of notes in your drawing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Table tool icon
    Edit Bill of Material (BOM) tables as well as all other tables, like Hole tables, you create in your drawing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Drawing properties
  • Tangent tool icon
    A Sketch tool that forms a tangent relation between two curves, or between a curve and a plane.
    Keyboard Shortcut: t
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Tangent arc
    Tangent arc tool icon
    A Sketch tool that enables you to sketch an arc at the end of a line.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Tangent mate
    Tangent Mate feature icon
    A mate that connects two entities' tangent to the selected faces, edges, or vertices.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Adds up to 250 characters of text to a sketch (you are able to copy and paste into the text dialog). Treat sketch text as most other sketch entities: extrude, dimension, and apply constraints.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Thicken feature icon
    Create new, add to, subtract from, or intersect parts by thickening faces of solids, surfaces, or faces of surfaces.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Toggle construction
     
    To activate or deactivate the Construction Sketch tool.
    Keyboard Shortcut: q
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Toolbar
     
    A set of tools displayed at the top of the Onshape document tab.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Top-level instance
     
    An Instance that is brought into the assembly. It can be either suppressed or unsuppressed.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Instances
  • Top view
     
    The view of an entity from the top (plane).
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+5
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Total regeneration time
     
    The time it takes the Document or features in the Part Studio to execute, from beginning to end, displayed in milliseconds or seconds.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Regeneration time
  • Total subassemblies
     
    A collection of all instances of parts, sketches, and surfaces that define both position and movement.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Subassembly
  • Traditional CAD
     
    Older desktop CAD systems like SOLIDWORKS, Pro/ENGINEER, CATIA, and Inventor.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Transform
    Transform feature icon
    A Sketch tool used to adjust a sketch's location and orientation. Transform is also a Part Studio Feature tool that enables you to adjust a part's (and its Mate connector or axis, if desired) location and orientation in 3-D space with the option to copy the part in place.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Translucent (Camera and render options)
     
    To render a view see-through.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Camera and render options
  • Trash
     
    Any Document that is deleted is first moved to the trash. Items moved here can be recovered or permanently deleted.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    A manipulator that appears in a Part Studio Transform operation and in an Assembly when an instance is selected. Use the manipulator to move the part in any direction and angle in relation to the selected face(s) or edge(s).
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Triangle
     
    A graphics primitive used to render surface and parts for visualization. The rendering of the triangles is handled by your graphics card.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Trim tool icon
    A Sketch tool the enables you to trim a curve to the first intersecting point or bounding geometry
    Keyboard Shortcut: m
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Trimetric (Camera and render options)
     
    A method of projection in which the object is shown with all three principle axes tilted unequally from the plane of viewing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Camera and render options
  • U


    Undo
     
    Reverses the execution of the last command or action in the software.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl/Cmd+z
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Unique part
     
    A one-of-a-kind part. A part is a single closed solid body created by features.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Part
  • Unique sketch
     
    A one-of-a-kind sketch within a Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Sketch, Part Studio
  • Unique subassembly
     
    A one-of-a-kind subassembly.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Assembly
  • Unique surface
     
    A one-of-a-kind surface. Surfaces are entities that may have one or many faces but no volume, and are independent of parts.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Surface
  • Displays the units and precision of a drawing. Define the default primary units for the drawing, specify whether or not to show dual dimensions and/or dual units in the drawing, and format the leading and trailing zeros in lengths.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Drawing Properties
  • To select the Update tool in a drawing's toolbar in order to apply changes made outside of the drawing that affect the parts.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+q
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Updates all references to the latest versions. Onshape identifies the references for you with a series of icons indicating not only which objects reference another document or version, but also which objects have newer versions or revisions available. The out-of-date states are shown at all levels, for example: a sub-assembly is marked out-of-date if any of its children are out-of-date.
    Keyboard Shortcut:  
    Context: Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Use tool icon
    A Sketch tool that allows you to project (or convert) an edge, edges, and silhouettes of a part or sketch onto the active sketch plane.
    Keyboard Shortcut: u
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Use best available tessellation (context menu when multiple parts selected)
     
    Set the tessellation parameters to allow for the best tessellation quality available given the selected entities.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • User
     
    An individual account that provides access to Onshape; the user name can be seen in Navigation bar, in the right corner.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Account
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • V


    Variable feature icon
    Assign a variable that is visible inside this Part Studio. Use the # symbol to refer to a variable in a numeric field. For example, when the variable is x, enter #x in the numeric field. The variable can also be used in expressions, as in #x * 2, which doubles the variable x.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • A Variable table allows you to create, view, and edit variable information in the current Part Studio.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Version
     
    A snapshot of a document at a particular time. A version is created using the Create version command and appears in the Version Manager. Versions are immutable and can never be changed. Versions may have properties (meta data) assigned to them.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Version manager
     
    A graphical representation of the document's versions and workspaces in a branch/tree diagram. There is a menu from which to choose actions such as: open, properties, compare, delete, merge, and branch to create a new workspace.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Versions and history
     
    A functionality in Onshape that allows you to create versions (which are View only) and branch a version to create a new workspace. You can also compare history entries in workspaces and versions, and any combination of the two.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Vertex / Vertices
     
    A model object; zero dimensional points at the end of edges.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Vertical tool icon
    A Sketch tool used to make one or more lines, or sets of points, align vertically.
    Keyboard Shortcut: v
    Context: Sketch
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • View cube
     
    The cube appearing in the top right corner of the graphics area when the user opens a document. Click on a face to view the model from that perspective. Click the arrows to turn the model in increments.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • View normal to (context menu when plane selected)
     
    Turn the model or sketch normal to the plane for viewing.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  •  
    Displays the properties for one or more drawing views. Properties include Document, Workspace, Type, Reference, View, Scale, Rotation angle, and more.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • View support tickets
     
    View a list of support tickets for the currently signed-in user.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: Enterprise, Professional
    See Also: Account menu
  • Edit your drawing's projection angle, the color and thickness of your drawing's visible edges, tangent edges, hidden edges, cutting lines, arrowheads, view labels and more.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Drawing Properties
  • Virtual edge
     
    A curve in a drawing that is drawn at the place where parts intersect.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Curve
  • Virtual sharp tool icon
    One of the tools for creating sheet geometry in Drawings, which are outside of a view and meant to represent some part of the 3D model. This tool creates a virtual sharp associated with two linear edges. Virtual sharps are fully associated with the geometry and update appropriately with changes to the geometry.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Drawing tools
  • W


     
    WebGL (short for Web Graphics Library) is a JavaScript API for rendering interactive 2D and 3D graphics within any compatible web browser without the use of plug-ins.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • Weld symbol
    Weld Symbol tool icon
    Allows you to place weld symbols on a drawing. Weld standards default to the standard specified for the drawing. To change the weld standard, access the drawing’s Properties flyout  located on the right side of the page.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
    See Also:  
  • What's new
     
    A forum post and video showcasing the new features of a specific Onshape release.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Document, Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
    See Also: Help menu
  • Where used
     
    Enterprise only. This feature shows where a Part or Assembly was used.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: Enterprise
    See Also:  
  • Workspace
     
    The editable iteration of an Onshape document. There can be multiple workspaces for a document and a branch can end in either a version or a workspace.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
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  • Wrap a surface or sketch entity around a cylinder.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
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  • Z


    Zoom in
     
    To change the view of an entity to be closer / larger.
    Keyboard Shortcut: Shift+z
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
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  • Zoom out
     
    To change the view of an entity to be farther away / smaller.
    Keyboard Shortcut: z
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
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  • Zoom to fit
     
    To place an entire Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly, or Drawing into view.
    Keyboard Shortcut: f
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly, Drawing
    Plan Type: all
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  • Zoom to fit (context menu when part selected)
     
    When a part is selected, this brings the part to the center of the workspace, and also extends the part to all four edges of the workspace.
    Keyboard Shortcut: f
    Context: Part Studio, Assembly
    Plan Type: all
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  • Zoom to fit (context menu when plane selected)
     
    When a plane is selected, this brings the plane to the center of the workspace so it fits inside the workspace.
    Keyboard Shortcut: f
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
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  • Zoom to selection (context menu when part selected)
     
    When a part is selected, this brings the part to the center of the workspace so it fits inside the workspace.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: all
    Plan Type: all
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  • Zoom to selection (context menu when plane selected).
     
    When a plane is selected, this brings the plane to the center of the workspace, and also extends the plane to all four edges of the workspace.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Part Studio
    Plan Type: all
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  • Zoom to sheet
     
    When a sheet is selected, this brings the sheet to the center of the workspace so it fits inside the workspace.
    Keyboard Shortcut: n/a
    Context: Drawing
    Plan Type: all
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  • Zoom to window
     
    When a plane is selected, this brings a specific area of the Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly, or Drawing into view.
    Keyboard Shortcut: w
    Context: Sketch, Part Studio, Assembly, Drawing
    Plan Type: all
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