Full-cloud Onshape is a proven productivity booster. But since there are so many differentiators between Onshape and traditional desktop-installed CAD, it’s fascinating to learn which aspects of #FullCloudCAD our users enjoy the most. I recently hopped on Twitter to find out which benefits our users are talking about. Here are four topics that immediately caught my eye:
1. Excitement Over Onshape Running in a Browser
Onshape is the first and only full-cloud professional 3D CAD system, which means users are free to CAD on any computer, including a $200 Chromebook. Having an expensive desktop computer is not necessary because Onshape servers handle the intense calculations and heavy graphics of CAD software. Since all of your project data is stored in the cloud, you are never tied to a single device.
2. Creating Professional Drawings Within Onshape
I'm really impressed with @Onshape Just managed to fully draft a part I needed, with drawings in less time than solidworks took to install— Joe Duckhouse (@CongoJoe) January 14, 2016
Onshape Drawings are just another tab in your Document. With this feature, you can quickly create professional detailed drawings of your Onshape parts and assemblies. Who doesn’t need to save time at work?
3. Your Full CAD System on a Phone - Not Just a Mobile Viewer
okay seriously, @Onshape is fantastic. The support for the iPad means I can design parts while being lazy on the sofa.— Russell (@RussellHay) April 14, 2016
When we say Onshape can be used on any device, we mean it: Androids, iPhones, iPads and tablets are all fair game. Onshape’s mobile apps bring the power of professional 3D CAD beyond the desktop or laptop screen. This allows you to design anywhere you can find an Internet connection. Let’s be honest, there aren’t that many places these days where you can’t access the Internet.
Today’s designers often work with people who live halfway across the world. Consequently, Onshape was built from scratch to make working on projects with teams easy. Multiple engineers can simultaneously work on the same model, allowing teams to work in parallel instead of serially. A simple way of thinking about it? Google Docs for designers!
These are just a few examples of the benefits of using full-cloud CAD. What’s your favorite thing about Onshape? Let us know on Twitter. Not immersed in full-cloud CAD yet? Create a free Onshape account and start using the tools that make us worth tweeting about!