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Happy First Birthday, Onshape!
By Jon Hirschtick - December 12, 2016

This Wednesday is our product’s first birthday. December 14, 2015 marked the commercial release of Onshape, the first full-cloud CAD system that we built specifically to support Agile Design. It’s been an amazing year!

Topics: Industry Perspectives

Topics: Industry Perspectives


Make Better Design Decisions With Real-Time Analytics and Controls
By Jon Hirschtick - November 23, 2016

As more companies are moving to agile design, CAD users are working faster with powerful new tools (including real-time deployment and real-time data management). But what about the managers who are responsible for keeping design projects on time and on budget?

Topics: Industry Perspectives

Topics: Industry Perspectives


Agile Designers Need Real-Time Data Management
By Jon Hirschtick - November 10, 2016

In my last two blogs, we explored how forward-thinking companies are striving to speed up their time to market and boost innovation through a new approach to manufacturing: Agile Design. We looked at how full-cloud CAD enables real-time deployment for design teams, allowing them to provide new employees, contractors or partners instant access to their CAD system and CAD data on any computer, phone or tablet.

Topics: Industry Perspectives

Topics: Industry Perspectives


Real-Time CAD Deployment is Essential for Agile Teams
By Jon Hirschtick - October 26, 2016

“I don’t have time for that anymore.” That’s what a frustrated engineering manager at a Fortune 500 company recently told me when discussing how long it takes his IT department to deliver a new computer and then install traditional CAD and PDM software on it.

Topics: Industry Perspectives

Topics: Industry Perspectives


Agile Product Design Requires a New Generation of CAD
By Jon Hirschtick - October 13, 2016

Whenever I visit engineers and designers, the one piece of feedback I repeatedly hear is that companies want more speed and innovation in their product development cycle.

Topics: Industry Perspectives

Topics: Industry Perspectives


Are You Sick of Asking "Where's The Latest Version?"
By Jon Hirschtick - June 15, 2016

I’ve been meeting with CAD users for years – it’s what I do for fun – and when I ask them what their biggest problems are, there’s one question that keeps popping up. It’s “Where’s the latest version?”

Topics: Industry Perspectives

Topics: Industry Perspectives


Ever Dream of Creating Your Own Built-In CAD Features?
By Jon Hirschtick - June 1, 2016

You won’t find the “Hex Infill” feature, pictured above, on your Onshape feature toolbar. It was specially created for CloudDDM, a Georgia-based additive manufacturing company, using Onshape’s FeatureScript programming language.

Topics: Industry Perspectives

Topics: Industry Perspectives, Engineering Executives


4 Reasons Why Design Teams Work Faster in Onshape
By Jon Hirschtick - March 15, 2016

Like most things in life, your job is all about time. In an ideal world, you would spend the vast majority of your time creating cool product designs – doing what you were hired to do.

Topics: Industry Perspectives, Engineering Executives

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