Looking for instructions on how to install Onshape? They don’t exist.

To get up and running with Onshape, all you need is a Mac, PC, Chromebook or Linux computer with a web browser such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera or Edge. That’s it – there’s nothing to download and nothing to install. Just navigate to cad.onshape.com and sign in with your username and password.

Instant Installation

How is this possible? 

Onshape is the only professional-grade 3D CAD and data management system that runs completely in the cloud and can be accessed from anywhere on any device. 

It even runs on iOS and Android tablets and phones via dedicated mobile apps available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. These apps are not just viewers, they are the complete, fully-functional 3D CAD system in the palm of your hand. So your entire team can work together from any location, editing the same design data at the same time on any available device.

Recommended Hardware

If you’re unsure which device is the best one to use, I recommend that you check out Onshape’s recommended hardware specifications. Which brand of computer and operating system you choose is entirely up to you. However, you can test the relative performance of each machine (try before you buy at your local computer store) by opening a browser and running this system check.

Get Started with Onshape

Onshape’s online Learning Center offers self-paced courses and technical briefings that cover the essentials such as sketching, part design, assemblies and drawings, plus many advanced topics. Many of these self-paced courses are free, so you can teach yourself Onshape in no time at all.

So stop wasting time downloading and installing CAD! Onshape gives you instant access to your design data anytime from any computer, phone or tablet. 

If you want a more technical deep-dive or just want to see it in action, you can request a live demo by signing up using this form.

Or sign up for a free trial of Onshape Professional.

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