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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

Topics: Industry Perspectives, Engineering Executives


Racing Toward Collaboration: Designing an Open-Access F1 Car in Onshape
By Darren Garnick - February 8, 2016

Formula 1 auto racing is one of the most popular spectator sports in the world, and with qualifying speeds over 200 mph (320 km/h), it’s understandable why it attracts so many adrenaline junkies.

Topics: Industry Perspectives, Engineering Executives

Topics: Industry Perspectives, Engineering Executives


7 Features of Full-Cloud CAD You Won’t Find in Desktop-installed CAD
By Daniel J. Murphy - January 5, 2016

Our founders are CAD veterans. When they left SolidWorks to start a new CAD company, they wanted to start from scratch. In a webinar earlier this year, Jon Hirschtick discussed a gradual shift in his conversations with SolidWorks customers towards the end of his tenure.

Topics: Industry Perspectives, Engineering Executives

Topics: Industry Perspectives, Engineering Executives


After 400,000 Hours of Beta Testing, Onshape is Ready For Commercial Release
By Jon Hirschtick - December 16, 2015

So long, Onshape Beta! After a highly successful testing period, which included 400,000 hours of customer usage in more than 150 countries, we are today ending Onshape’s beta test and moving to a full commercial release.

Topics: Industry Perspectives, Engineering Executives


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