With the cadasio addin for Onshape you can import your CAD files directly to cadasio. You can start creating your technical documentation earlier in your design process since you can also update existing projects to reflect any design changes which will also avoid rework.
To be able to get the app you need to make sure you are logged in to Onshape.
Visit the Onshape app store, you can then search for cadasio. To make sure you can use the app, which is completely free, make sure you subscribe to it and it will be added to your Onshape account.
To use the application, open an Onshape document and use the + menu in the lower left corner to select Add application. The cadasio application will now appear in the list of available applications. Select the application and a new tab will appear within Onshape.
Ensure you have the cadasio tab open. If you are currently logged out then you will be will be asked to log in. If you haven't registered with us yet, create an account to be able to continue. Confirm you are on the Create New tab of the addin interface. Click Select Onshape Element to choose the file you wish to upload, give your new project a name and click Create Project.
Upload your document. Onshape will first convert your files and then send it to us, which may take a minute or so depending on the size and complexity.
Once uploaded you will then have the option to open the project embedded right within Onshape window or upload another file. You can of course log into cadasio elsewhere and work on your project there.
Its worth noting that on the advanced tab of the app there are various options that will affect your import. With these settings you can choose whether to include hidden and surface models with your upload. By default, the mesh quality is determined by your screen quality, which for most people is sufficient. However if you want more control you can set the mesh quality yourself. Please note, whilst a higher quality mesh will result in smoother surfaces, depending on your geometry you may not actually be able to tell the difference, but the file size will have increased, which will have an impact on the load time of your projects.
If you work with multibody parts, then you can choose whether to bring those in as a single part, in which case they will select as a single unit and only have one set of properties for the entire part. Or you can choose to create an assembly from the bodies, in which case each body will behave as if it was its own part.