You have multiple options for organizing and then locating your data in Onshape. Onshape provides the following methods for organizing your data on the Documents page:

  • Use Onshape-supplied filters (as in Recently opened, Create by me, etc)
  • Create labels and attach them to documents to act as a filter
  • Create folders in which to group documents
  • For enterprises, create projects in which to group folders and documents
  • Create teams of users, not necessarily people in your organization or on your Onshape account (teams can be created by the owner of an account and also by individual members of an account)

All of these constructs act as filters and are listed in the filter list on the left side of the Documents page, except for folders; folders are listed in the documents list and tile views). To filter by any of these, simply select one either in the filter list on the left, or select a folder (or project) in the list or tile view.

Onshape filters

On the left of the Documents page is a list of pre-defined filters to aid you in finding folders and documents. Select one to filter the list of documents:

  • Company filter icon Company name filter - Lists all folders and documents you have created as well as all those shared explicitly with the company.
  • Recently opened filter icon Recently opened filter - Lists documents most recently opened by you.
  • To remove a document from this filter list, select the document and right-click to access the context menu. Select Remove from recently opened.

  • Created by me filter icon Created by me filter - Lists those documents you have created yourself regardless of owner.
  • Shared with me filter icon Shared with me filter - Lists all documents shared with you explicitly by another Onshape user.
  • Teams filter icon Teams filter - If you are a member of a team, those filters are inserted at this point in the list, and include documents and folders shared with the team. Teams are collapsed under the Teams label.

    Note that if the account you belong to has many teams, you see only those teams that you are a member of. Anyone can create a team through Account settings.

  • Label icon Any labels you have created are listed, collapsed under Labels. Labels are user-specific. Create labels from the Create a new label icon (Add label button icon).
  • Public filter icon Public filter- Lists all documents made publicly available to all Onshape users by all other Onshape users. For actions specific to public documents, see Public documents, below.

Public documents

You can view all Public documents at once through the Public filter on the Documents page. The following information is displayed both in the list view and the tile view:

Public documents filter

Public documents

  • Name - The document and workspace names
  • Modified - The last time and date the document was modified
  • Owned by - The owner’s user name
  • Likes - The number of times the document has been ‘Liked’ by users; click the Like Button either in the tile view or on the Details flyout.
  • Links - The number of times this document (or an entity therein) has been referenced by another document
  • Copies - The number of times this document has been copied by other users

Public documents can be seen by all Onshape users, in a view-only capacity. However, keep in mind that any user can make a copy of a public document and then use that data. No copyright is inferred upon documents made available publicly. If you have a Free account, all of the documents you create are public by default. If you wish to create private documents, sign up for a paid subscription of Onshape.