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Release Notes

September 5, 2023

Introducing Real-Time Collaboration (Beta)

Work on illustrations together, in real-time.
Active Avatars: Spot team members' avatars and actions in the 3D viewport.
Concurrent Editing: Simultaneously create and modify groups, views, materials, callouts, and more.
Instant Updates: Experience live updates as changes are made.
Enable Now: Activate this Beta feature in the Illustrations Hub Settings.

Callout and Shape Materials

Streamline your illustrations with consistent callouts and shapes.
Consistency: Quickly create and apply new callout and shape materials.
Shared Library: Access the same materials across all illustrations in your workspace.

Other Features

Rendering
A collection of small changes that speed up load times and rendering have been added.
3D Models
A new feature to bookmark frequently-used parts and assemblies for quick access has been added. It is also available when importing models into illustrations.
Illustrations Hub
Callouts and shapes can now be reordered, which also affects their rendering order in the 3D viewport.
Parts Hub
A new 'Place Order' button lets customers email their orders directly to a set email address.

Bug Fixes

Platform
Resolved an issue that required a refresh during account creation for some users.
Minor UI and usability improvements.
3D Models
When local CAD files are moved between folders those changes are now reflected accurately when looking for 3D Models.
Illustrations Hub
The “Drop material” tool no longer stays selected when you delete the material being applied.
Minor UI and usability improvements.
Parts Hub
Published parts now feature a more responsive side panel and shopping cart on both desktop and mobile.
The Parts Hub statistics card on the workspace dashboard now displays accurate results.
Searching now better prioritizes part number searches above other numbers such as price.
Minor UI and usability improvements.

Known Issues

Illustrations Hub
We are aware of an issue that causes a 3D Model to render incorrectly after deleting a material that is assigned to it. If this occurs, you can revert to a previous version via File > History.

August 17, 2023

Features

Zea Sync
When in “debug” mode in Zea Sync, CAD files can now be marked as “Invalid” which will force them to be reprocessed the next time all files are processed.
Parts Hub
A new ‘Service Parts Mapping’ option has been added to the Parts Hub settings where regex conditions can be used to map CAD files to service parts.
Parts list, serial number and attachment statistics can now be viewed from the workspace dashboard.
A filter has been added to the parts list to show parts with or without CAD files.

Bug Fixes

3D Models
Search results in 3D Models and Parts Hub now more accurately show the most likely result at the top of the list.
Fixed an issue in 3D Models that caused the transform gizmo to become selectable and cause an error when clicked on.
Fixed an issue that caused material colors to be inaccurate.
Fixed an issue that caused locally deleted CAD files to be missing from parent assemblies after being readded.
This change has also improved how local CAD files are moved. Instead of the file being deleted and readded it is now simply moved.
Assemblies that have subassemblies or parts with a mix of units (e.g. millimeters and meters) will now display at the correct scale.
Illustrations Hub
Fixed an issue where removing all models from the Illustrations Editor would cause the illustration to become unusable after refreshing or reopening the illustration.
Parts Hub
Hiding and showing parts using the SBOM in Parts Hub now works as expected when clicking the icon. The SBOM now also included the part description.

August 3, 2023

Bug Fixes

Fixed an issue where service parts were not displaying in the Parts List in Parts Hub.
Fixed an issue where searching in 3D Models would sometimes fail in with a large number of CAD files.
Custom themes now display correctly in an incognito window.
Fixed an issue where a material would remain selected even after it was deleted in the 3D Models Editor and Illustrations Hub.
Fixed an issue that could prevent users from selecting serviceable parts in Parts Hub.

August 1, 2023

Features

For our Admins
Organizations can now be deleted from the Zea Platform
Locally deleted CAD files in Zea Sync are now correctly cleaned up in Zea Platform.
A SolidWorks native API can now be enabled in Zea Sync for those with a valid SolidWorks license. It can be found in the Advanced tab of 3D Model Settings.
For the Solid Edge native API users in Zea Sync, we now check for a valid license to avoid unnecessarily causing files to fail.
Language selection option added to import Map Field settings in Zea Sync for Parts Hub
For our Creators
Performance enhancements for loading Illustration editor history in Illustrations Hub
For Everyone
Users profiles can now be deleted allowing users to completely remove themselves from Zea Platform.
Release notes link added to Zea Sync and resource center
Smart search has been added to 3D models, service parts, and serial numbers search in Parts Hub

Bug Fixes

Vertical resize of panels and default panel sizing (Illustrations Hub view history and views panels)
Fixed folder scan issue where
Parts Hub breadcrumbs now show correct the values when loading a configuration of an assembly.
Theme colors are shown immediately when you enter your Workspace.
Fixed an issue where multiple instances of Zea Sync could be opened at the same time.
Fixed an issue where selecting items using rectangular select and deleting them could cause an error with the undo.

July 10, 2023

Features

Horizontal and vertical panes can now be completely hidden if needed.
Zea Sync now runs as a background application and files processing can be scheduled

Bug Fixes

Fixed an issue where tree view icons would resize to fit space.
Fixed an issue where panels would “pop” when resizing.
Added delay when searching Parts Hub to make it easier to type short numbers.
Fixed an issue where the export overlay would display incorrectly with a default resolution in Illustrations Hub.
Fixed an issue where the list of versions was too narrow in the Version History in Illustrations Hub.

July 2, 2023

Features

Zea Sync now supports uploading Parts Hub serial numbers and service parts spreadsheets directly from the users local file system.
When inviting users to an organization, users now have the ability to specify the workspaces that the invited users have access to.
Added new button "Download All" inside Illustrations Hub export dialog; this will download a .zip file with the exported images inside.
Parts can now be manually added to shopping cart in Parts Hub.

Bug Fixes

The view cube is now slightly smaller.
Fixed crash when loading Illustration Hub project where saved data does not match the scene data. This occurs if a parameter does not exist in the scene where the saved data specifies.
Pressing the Delete key now works on selected geometries from CAD files. The entire CAD File is removed that contained the selected geometry and the action is undoable.
Views can no longer be dragged and dropped in published illustrations and now the initial view can be dragged in the Illustrations Hub editor.
The current selection and transform gizmo are now removed from View thumbnails.
Updated Zea Sync to correctly list supported files. Some files that are no longer supported were still being listed. (jt|ifc|catproduct|catpart|xcgm|rvt|rfa|3dxml|cgr|igs|sab|x_t|x_b|stl|iam|ipt) Note: over time support for some of these file types will be re-introduced based on customer feedback.
Support for Autodesk Inventor files up to version 2022 has been fixed.
When files fail during processing, we now update the statistics to reflect this.

June 25, 2023

Features

Zea Sync now supports processing large workspaces using multiple machines at the same time.
Processing files using the Solid Edge native SDK has been improved
If Solid Edge loads an assembly in 'Large Assembly Mode' it no longer crashes processing the file.
Material assignments in assemblies are now more reliably assigned.
Parsing of Assemblies with parts that are cutaway is more robust.
Resizable user interface panels now remember their size on each device.

June 18, 2023

Features

Zea Sync now supports uploading PDFs for Parts Hub.
Parts Hub now supports associating PDFs with service parts for manual parts ordering.
A new ‘Drop Material’ tool has been added to the material inspector in Illustrations Hub to allow dropping the chosen material on selected object like a paint bucket.
Support for Solid Edge files has been overhauled through the implementation of a new file processor that leverages a local installation of Solid Edge. This addresses issues such as incorrect colors, incorrect transforms, and surfaces not correctly trimmed by cutting planes.

Bug Fixes

The 3D Models Editor now displays a save icon when a CAD file is being saved.
Fixed an issue cause organization editors that belong to a workspace to not be displayed in workspace users.
Fixed a bug that occurred when When editing Xfo values in the inspector in the side panel, the changes were not correctly undoing.
Transform scale values are now displayed in the inspector in Illustration hub editor.
Fixed issues when dragging and dropping nested groups in the tree view causing the editor to crash.
In Illustrations Hub, if a group was made invisible, and items were added to it, then the items visibility would not change if the groups visibility were toggled.
Some illustration project revisions did not contain data, causing those revisions to fail to load in the history viewer. Saving and load illustration revisions is now more robust.
In some cases after successive undos and redos, a view's pose may become corrupt and the changing views would no longer work.
Beta shape tools are now displayed in the menu bar with a badge indicating their status.
The Zea Sync app would fail to process a CAD file if it contained a body with no valid faces.
Zea Sync now re-display the CadFiles settings dialog with a message if the target folder does not exist.

June 13, 2023

Features

The export area of an illustration view can now optionally be seen while editing the illustration.
Illustration history versions are now grouped by month and can be filtered to show named versions only.

Bug Fixes

Fixed an issue where the onboarding wizard was skipping a step.
Fixed and issue where a Parts Hub public URL was not loading the model in an incognito window.
Loading illustrations where the original 3D models have changed in some way can cause Illustrations to fail to load correctly. We provide a new tool that enables users to fix broken illustrations to support updated models.
Fixed the issue in the Organization settings UI that was causing an incorrect count of workspaces accessible to users.

June 4, 2023

Bug Fixes

Fixed an issue where assembly colors were incorrect.
Number fields are now limited to 4 decimal places.
Fixed inconsistent behavior when using the beta shape tools in Illustrations Hub.
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