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
Known Issue: Zea Sync fails to update
Older installations of Zea Sync are failing to auto-update. Please manually update by downloading from the Workspace settings and installing over the existing installation. (No need to uninstall the older version).
Dope Sheet (beta): A spreadsheet-like tool for managing modifications in Illustration Views..
Group Pivot Editor: Default pivots for groups can be modified manually or via snap to other part pivots.
Unique Icons for Overlays: Overlays now have icons to differentiate callouts vs shapes.
Selection Filtering: Users can now activate selection filters to only select assemblies, parts, or bodies in the 3D viewport.
Reset Materials: Action is re-introduced to reset all materials for a view.
Callout Locations Persistence: Callout locations are now saved to views.
Bookmarks Search: Bookmarks can now be searched from the Bookmarks Tab.
Enhanced Shopping Cart Experience: Shopping cart is now saved to the browser memory, so you can close or refresh the browser without losing the cart. Cart is cleared after requesting quote.
Display Cube distortion fixed.
Rename bug fixed for materials and groups.
Extra empty rows for imported spreadsheets fixed.
Solidworks and NX Files that were failing to process now process successfully.
The tree structure of assemblies has been slightly simplified by eliminating redundant nodes.
September 28, 2023
Invitations: Users can now decline invitations to organizations.
Assembly Caches: Zea Sync can now enables processing assembly files that contain caches of their parts and sub-assemblies.
Part Visibility: Ability to “Show all parts” feature to reset visibility
Terminology Change: ”Customer Email” to “Dealer Email”
Improved organization invite/accept invite UX.
A pause was addressed when loading assemblies in Workspaces containing large numbers of cad files.
Names in the Tree View for some kinds of assemblies are now more clearly displayed. For example, Creo assemblies now correctly display the instance name in the tree.
Eliminated errors when editing previously assigned materials
Fixed overlay issues when shapes are added on top of callouts
Callout creation bug when a click is detected but no drag afterward
Groups/overlays getting stuck after releasing
After re-assigning materials in an Illustration, errors would occur if the original materials were subsequently edited.
Views now correctly save and load zoom values when working in orthographic mode.
PMI nodes are no longer parsed/shown
Shopping Cart badge reflects part quantity
Fixed field mapping creation/edit bugs
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.
A collection of small changes that speed up load times and rendering have been added.
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.
Callouts and shapes can now be reordered, which also affects their rendering order in the 3D viewport.
A new 'Place Order' button lets customers email their orders directly to a set email address.
Resolved an issue that required a refresh during account creation for some users.
Minor UI and usability improvements.
When local CAD files are moved between folders those changes are now reflected accurately when looking for 3D Models.
The “Drop material” tool no longer stays selected when you delete the material being applied.
Minor UI and usability improvements.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Fixed an issue where removing all models from the Illustrations Editor would cause the illustration to become unusable after refreshing or reopening the illustration.
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
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
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
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
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.