Onshape hidden tips and tricks.

Here is a list of useful Onshape tips that you may not know about:

  • Search for the DarkReader chrome extension.
  • Add the chrome extension to your browser.
  • (Optional) Right click and pin the extension for easy access.
  • Done!


  • Copy the url to the Onshape page.
  • Right click on your desktop > create shortcut.
  • Paste the url in the shortcut’s destination.
  • (Optional) Change the icon by right clicking the shortcut > properties > change icon.
  • Done!


  • Go to the public library.
  • Expand the search drop down.
  • Add criteria “Published FeatureScript” and set it to “True”.
  • (Optional) Enter the name of the feature you are looking for.
  • You now have a list of published features ready to add to your tool bar!
  • Open the feature document and add it to your tool bar by pressing the [ + ]  icon near the top of the screen.


  • Using an iphone or ipad, select the view cube.
  • Scroll down and select AR View near the bottom of the list.
  • Now you can view your models in augmented reality!