Onshape Education


Tens of thousands of students and educators worldwide use Onshape’s free Education Plan to learn professional-grade 3D CAD in the classroom.


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Real CAD for the Classroom

Onshape’s Education Plan gives you all the same modern CAD functionality as the Onshape Standard Plan. This means everything from the basics to the more advanced tools, including: multi-part design, configurations, simultaneous sheet metal tools, standard content, and managed in-context design – all fundamental improvements over those of old CAD systems.


Collaborative and Built for Teams

Onshape is the first CAD system built for teams. Students can work in groups and edit models together simultaneously. Teachers can distribute assignments, review work and give feedback with ease. Additionally, Onshape keeps a complete history of changes so students will never accidentally lose work or overwrite each other's data.

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Connect with the Instructor Community

The Instructor Community is a space for Instructors to contribute and adopt Onshape-related CAD projects for the classroom. Take the tedium out of researching curriculum ideas, and hear directly from your fellow Onshape instructors on best practices, and creative ways to integrate CAD into your lesson plans. If you're up for it, go ahead and contribute your favorite classroom projects.


Set Up a Class in Minutes

There is no need to purchase a school license, buy special hardware, or download and install software. You and your students can simply create a free account and begin using Onshape on any device from anywhere in minutes, all without involving IT. For further details, see our FAQs or read the blog post.

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