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Topics: Industry Perspectives, Engineering Executives


It’s Time for Engineers to Catch Up to the Rest of the Business World
By John McEleney - May 22, 2017

Agile companies moved most of their business-critical software to the cloud long ago. Why has the engineering department been left behind?

Topics: Industry Perspectives, Engineering Executives

Topics: Engineering Executives


Why Doesn’t Onshape Have (Fill-in-the-Blank) Yet?
By John McEleney - May 1, 2017

Onshape isn’t trying to “catch up” to other CAD companies with each new feature. We’re rethinking how CAD gets done.

Topics: Engineering Executives

Topics: Engineering Executives


MIT Uses Onshape to Launch New Professional Course on Additive Manufacturing
By Darren Garnick - April 6, 2017

MIT professors Wojciech Matusik and Justin Solomon are using Onshape to launch a new course on CAD for additive manufacturing this summer aimed at professionals seeking to speed up and modernize the product design process at their companies.

Topics: Engineering Executives

Topics: Industry Perspectives, Engineering Executives


Why is Full-Cloud CAD Such a Big Deal? [Infographic]
By Daniel J. Murphy - March 29, 2016

Your desktop installed CAD technology is old. Really old. The professional tools of 3D CAD have not changed much since the 1990s. Traditional desktop-installed CAD systems are powerful workhorses, but they still make us want to bang our heads against the screen. Sometimes it’s hard to convey the benefits of full-cloud CAD in a blog post, video or demo. So we created this infographic to help visualize the big benefits.

Topics: Industry Perspectives, Engineering Executives

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

Topics: Industry Perspectives, Engineering Executives


Copies, Copies, Copies: Are You Unintentionally Leaking Your Intellectual Property?
By John McEleney - March 2, 2016

Are copies of your proprietary designs on multiple computers in multiple locations – with partners, manufacturers, vendors and suppliers? Do you have an inadvertent leakage problem without even knowing it?

Topics: Industry Perspectives, Engineering Executives

Topics: Industry Perspectives, Engineering Executives


Why Customers Are Choosing to Move to Cloud CAD
By Ilya Mirman - February 25, 2016

Onshape was born to eliminate the headaches of desktop-installed CAD. Last month, we shared the top pains of hundreds of professional CAD users sick of having to jump over software hurdles while doing their jobs. In order of annoyance, the six most common complaints are:

Topics: Industry Perspectives, Engineering Executives

Topics: Industry Perspectives, Engineering Executives


Traditional CAD Subscriptions: What Exactly Do I Get For Paying These Fees?
By Dave Corcoran - February 23, 2016

Have you ever been forced to buy something you don’t want or need? It happens all the time in the CAD world. There are plenty of traditional CAD customers out there who pay for annual subscriptions but deliberately skip years of upgrades, the primary “benefit” for these maintenance fees.

Topics: Industry Perspectives, Engineering Executives

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