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What We've Learned After Millions of User Hours in Onshape
By Jon Hirschtick - October 27, 2017

At the DEVELOP3D Live conference in Boston, Onshape CEO Jon Hirschtick explored the various ways Cloud CAD frees engineers from “Design Gridlock.”

Topics: Industry Perspectives


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.

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