Autodesk Updates Upchain
Autodesk recently had changed its Upchain product release cycle from a quarterly update to a progressive rollout to open up access to new functionality faster.
August 8, 2023
This spring, Autodesk had changed its Upchain product release cycle from a quarterly update to a progressive rollout to open up access to new functionality faster and improve the quality of service. Upchain customers will see new features and enhancements in an ongoing basis.
This post summarizes new functionality and fixes that were rolled out over June and July. Watch the video to see some of the features in action and read on to learn more about what’s new in Upchain.
Upchain July Update Highlights
Support for new CAD software versions: Inventor 2024, Catia 2022, and Catia 2023
When working with Upchain, users can now use the latest Inventor 2024 and Catia versions 2022 and 2023 with their new features and improved stability.
Updated graphic changes for downloaded models in the SolidWorks plugin
Users can now enjoy animproved download and reload of SolidWorks files when working with the plugin and with the “Download latest version” filter. The SolidWorks plugin will no longer prompt for permission to reload files after using the “Download latest version” filter, either from the cBOM context menu or the validation window after a refresh.
Support for different eBOM values for the same eCAD items
Electrical engineers can now import different eBOM values to the same eCAD item numbers in one BOM.
Ability to prevent users from editing manufacturer details
With the tenant property disable.edit.manufacturer.details, admins can disable the ability to edit manufacturer-related attributes (such as manufacturer name and manufacturer item number) whenever an item has an ERP number assigned to it.
Special characters support in item names
Upchain now has added support for characters Æ, ڣ , Ở , ₡, Ꭓ, ǅ, Ø, $, and ‘, in item names and the ability to release such items for downstream consumption.
Effective date BOM support in items’ ‘where used’ information
For those using effective date BOM type of project and BOM filters, we enabled this BOM information in an item’s ‘where used’ information, as well as added support for navigation to such BOM filter directly from an item’s ‘where used’ information (open link and open in new tab support).
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.