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Release Notes

February 7, 2024

Bug Fixes:

3D Models

Resolved an issue where file filters were not being properly applied.

Zea Illustrations

Addressed a problem that resulted in published illustrations appearing blank.

February 6, 2024

New Features/Enhancements:

Platform

Introduced email and password login and sign-up options, including for Zea Sync.
Existing users who registered via the passwordless method can now set a password through the "Forgot password" option.
Rebranded Parts Hub and Illustrations Hub to Zea Parts and Zea Illustrations, respectively.
Improved caching to enhance the performance and stability of the Zea platform.

Zea Parts

Added customization for the text labels of the “Serial Number” and “Parts Number” search options.
Introduced a “Mailing Address” field to the shopping cart.
Changed PDF previews to open in a new tab instead of being downloaded directly.

3D Models

Updated the tree view and inspector to display the ‘occurrence’ node rather than the ‘reference’ node.
Local transforms are now displayed in the inspector instead of global transforms.
Simplified nodes in the tree from “reference(occurrence)” to “occurrence”.
The root assembly is now presented as a single node.
Restored the functionality to translate parts and assemblies temporarily while inspecting 3D Models, without affecting the models platform-wide.

Zea Illustrations

Implemented the ‘occurrence’ node changes mentioned above.

Desktop

Zea Sync is now available for download as a .ZIP file, which can be extracted and run without requiring administrative rights.
The .ZIP and .MSI can be downloaded from
Restored the display of the version number in the Zea Sync header.
Introduced the ability to bulk paste file filters into the 3D Models settings page.

Bug Fixes:

Platform

Resolved an issue preventing the opening of context menus in the Version History of Zea Illustrations and in pending invitations within Organization Settings.

Zea Parts

Addressed a bug that caused the "hide header" URL parameter to not work.

December 22, 2023

New Features/Enhancements:

Parts Hub

A new feature is now available for matching part numbers to CAD files by specifying a metadata field alongside the filename.
Non-sellable parts without sellable children can be hidden from the SBOM.

Platform

The platform now supports searching CAD files using metadata. Please note that existing files will need to be reprocessed using Zea Sync to extract the metadata.

Bug Fixes:

Parts Hub

Fixed an issue where searching for a serial number would take you back to the search page.
The problem of dashboard statistics not updating after syncing a parts list has been resolved.
When no matches are found in the SBOM search, a message indicating no results will now be displayed.
Resolved a problem where some part numbers didn't link to CAD files with corresponding file names.

Desktop

An issue has been fixed where changes to the up direction and tessellation precision were not promptly reflected.

Engine

Resolved an issue causing edges to render over surfaces when the view is zoomed out.
Fixed a translation value discrepancy in assemblies with different unit values than one of its parts.

December 15, 2023

Bug Fixes:

Parts Hub

Fixed an issue that caused panels to jump when resizing.
Fixed an issue that caused the BOM to jump to the selection when expanding assemblies.
Fixed an issue that caused serial numbers in Admin view to display in the red “missing CAD” state even if they had CAD associated.

December 13, 2023

Known Issue: Performance in Chrome for Mac

On some Macs, particularly older machines, our 3D engine runs slowly in Chrome. If you encounter this, try adjusting the setting below to see if it has a positive impact on performance. Go to chrome://flags and search for “angle”, then set the ANGLE backend to use Metal instead of OpenGL.

New Features/Enhancements:

Parts Hub

Parts Hub importing now supports specification of sellable parts, which indicate which parts can be added to the cart.
Parts Hub importing now supports specification of “Engineering Part Numbers” for robust part-to-CAD mapping.
“Part Number” has been renamed to “Service Part Number”.
Hierarchical SBOM tree view introduced in Parts Hub admin and published views for enhanced part search experience.
Part order placing usability enhancements (including part previews).
Email formatting enhancements with order numbers and customer cc’ing.
Added hide/show visibility icon to parts.

Platform

Editing UI is now hidden from non-admin (standard users) in the 3D Models editor to prevent editing.

Illustrations Hub

Selection filters for parts, products, and bodies now applies to drop material tool.

Bug Fixes:

Desktop

Fixed text overflows for organization and workspace cards in Zea Sync.
Fixed regression in cache when processing CAD files.

Parts Hub

Fixed an issue where importing spreadsheets in Zea Sync was not immediately reflected in Parts Hub.
Fixed browser back/forward behavior in published parts catalogs.
Models Are Still Visible in Parts Hub Even If They Are Deleted From Local Folder.
Improved searching in Parts Hub admin view for partial string match.

November 16, 2023

New Features/Enhancements:

Platform
Added a 'Scene Summary' dialog to the 3D model inspector
Improved display to show missing files during assembly loading
UI tweaks for missing 3D models and minor UI tweaks for Scene Statistics
Addressed UI inconsistencies on the Organization Users page
Improved error messaging and prompts for new user invitations
Fixed issues with sBOM icon size in Spanish translation
Addressed onboarding flow issues for invited users with missing buttons
Parts Hub
Implemented CC’ing customers for quotes requested
Added "General Notes" to order confirmation
Disabled Parts Hub on Zea Sync for organizations without a subscription
Illustrations Hub
Users can now rename and clone illustrations
Tooltip explanations for locked illustrations
Fixed Dope Sheet search overlapping Version History
Corrected right-click behavior in the Dope Sheet and added keyframe menu

Bug Fixes:

Platform
Fix for upgrading to a paid plan without selecting the number of seats
Resolved issues with subscription proration error retrieval
Search functionality not closing after name or email selection
Fixed issues with changing seat numbers in billing
Fixed empty workspace display and organization field size inconsistency
Users restricted to settings of uninvited workspaces
Fixed disabled inputs appearance issue causing confusion
Super-users restricted by Illustrations Hub (IH) roles and access
Issues resolved for changing seat quantity in Stripe
Improved dropdown styles on the Organization Users page
Fixed issues with next button missing in the onboarding flow
Parts Hub
Minor spreadsheet import fixes
Illustrations Hub
Fixed Dope Sheet search overlapping Version History
Desktop
Disabled Parts Hub on Zea Sync for organizations without a subscription

November 3, 2023

Change Notice: New role names for Organizations and Workspaces

With the move toward making our platform free for organization members to access models even without a paid seat, role naming has changed slightly.
Previously the “Editor” organization role signified a user holds a seat for Illustrations Hub and can create/edit illustrations.
Now,
Standard Users are non-admins/owners
Illustration Hub seats are assign to organization members as ‘Editors’
Note: Permissions based on this change should not impact most users, however, Organization Admins who need Illustrations Hub editing will need to assign themselves a seat.

New Features/Enhancements:

Platform
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Free Platform Users: a new role has been introduced to allow unlimited free view-only users (”Standard Users”) to join organizations to facilitate collaboration around model data.
Consolidated Organization & Workspace Settings: Settings are now centralized and can be access easily through a consolidated interface.
Creo Support: Creo’s configurations are now supported in XPR and Assemblies
Workspace Theming: Admins can now apply themes to a workspace, including logos and user-interface colors
Parts Hub
Spanish and French for Dealer View: All static text from the dealer view now has Spanish and English options (in addition to English)
Illustrations Hub
Dope Sheet Refinement (beta feature): Improved copy/paste functionality and UX clean-up

Bug Fixes:

Platform
Can now rename organizations
Illustrations Hub:
Fixed renaming materials so they update in Inspector
Fixed bug where application of materials was breaking illustrations
Fixed regression for older models where assemblies could not be selected
Fixed bug where initial view is in the wrong position after undoing delete

October 19, 2023

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