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Introducing the Onshape Professional 21-Day Trial
By Darren Henry - November 3, 2016

We can talk all we want about how Onshape’s full-cloud CAD will help your company speed up your design cycle, boost innovation and put your products on the shelves faster, but you won’t achieve any of those things by just reading our blog.

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What’s New in Onshape’s Latest Update (11/02/16)
By Cody Armstrong - November 2, 2016

Halloween has come and gone, but we have one more treat for you! Check out all the awesome new features added with the latest update.

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Full-Cloud CAD: The Next Social Network
By Ilya Mirman - November 1, 2016

When you hear the phrase “social network,” the first thing that probably pops in your mind is Facebook. In 2013, to illustrate his company’s adoption globally, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg posted the above map of every Facebook friendship (each line is a connection between two friends). It’s fun to note that these billions of personal connections amount to the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game on steroids!

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Custom Feature Spotlight: Using The Beam Feature To Create Weldments
By Neil Cooke - October 27, 2016

When is an assembly not an assembly? When it’s a weldment! I know, that “joke” might not get me a job in standup comedy, but weldments are funny things. They’re not a part and they’re not an assembly; they’re an assembly of parts treated like a single part.

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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


What’s More Accessible: Cloud-Based CAD or Desktop-Installed CAD?
By Alex Fusco - October 24, 2016

One of the questions we’re often asked is: “Will Onshape work if I do not have an Internet connection?” The answer is no. While Internet accessibility can occasionally be disrupted, Onshape nevertheless has the highest availability of any CAD system in the industry.

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Tech Tip: Turning Your Old 2D Drawings into 3D
By Neil Cooke - October 19, 2016

If you started your design career on a 2D CAD platform, then chances are you have hundreds (if not thousands) of DWG files. Most of these may be obsolete, from products you stopped making years ago, but some may still be relevant today and you may want to reuse them in your 3D designs.

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Creating a Bill of Materials Using openBoM
By Cody Armstrong - October 18, 2016

Creating a bill of materials (BoM) from your Onshape model is easy. The Onshape App Store has several apps that will generate a quick, easy bill of materials for you. Let’s take a look at how to create a bill of materials using openBoM.

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