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How to Insert Your Bill of Materials Into An Onshape Drawing
By Cody Armstrong - March 6, 2017

A bill of materials is a critical part of any design, and the Onshape App Store has great applications to create and manage your bill of materials. But a question we get asked often is, “How do I insert the bill of materials into an Onshape Drawing?” Let’s take a look.

Topics: What's New


What’s New in Onshape’s Latest Update (3/3/17)
By Neil Cooke - March 3, 2017

This latest round of updates has some great new features that have been highly requested by so many. So let's dig in!

Topics: What's New

Topics: Tech Tips


Tech Tip: Designing Linkages In-Context
By Neil Cooke - February 28, 2017

Some mechanisms and linkages seem impossible to design. You know exactly where each part should be when the mechanism moves, but working out the length of each link and each pivot location can be a daunting task. Solve linkage design problems using Onshape’s unique approach to in-context design.

Topics: Tech Tips

Topics: Guest Post


Onshape’s 10 Guiding Principles for Improving User Experience
By Andy Morris - February 27, 2017

Onshape constantly strives to make full-cloud CAD a pleasure to use by incorporating ongoing customer feedback. Here’s what drives our UX team.

Topics: Guest Post

Topics: Industry Perspectives


Q & A with Scott Harris about Onshape’s Sheet Metal
By Darren Garnick - February 23, 2017

So, how does Onshape’s approach differ from the way that traditional CAD systems have tackled sheet metal? We asked Scott Harris, Onshape’s VP of Product Definition and User Experience, to give us the scoop.

Topics: Industry Perspectives


Tech Tip: Fully Maximizing Onshape Help
By Bradley Sauln - February 21, 2017

Onshape’s Help system keeps up with our quick release cycle so you can stay current with all the latest features and enhancements. It is also context-sensitive when you are using Onshape. If you have questions around features or functionality, this should be your first place to look.

Topics: Tutorials


So Your Professional Trial is Over... What Do You Do Now?
By Daniel J. Murphy - February 20, 2017

You’ve had access to Onshape Professional for 21 days on our trial, but now it’s over. You probably have a few questions about what happens next. Here’s a quick FAQ to guide you through your options.

Topics: Tutorials

Topics: Industry Perspectives


Find Out What Bloomberg Businessweek Discovered at Onshape's "Show & Tell"
By Darren Garnick - February 16, 2017

Bloomberg Businessweek takes a closer look at Onshape’s quest to reshape the $8.7 billion CAD business.

Topics: Industry Perspectives


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