Onshape Live ’22, our second annual virtual user conference, is fast approaching. We’re excited to bring together the CAD community for a day of design insights, tips and tricks, new business perspectives and more.

To prepare for the day, we’ve developed this guide to help you get the most out of the event. Learn more about our session tracks, how to participate in a virtual competition and meet our partners.

But first, register for free.

The Americas event will take place live at noon EST March 2. The European event will take place, also live, at 10 a.m. GMT on March 3. After registering, you’ll receive an email with a link to the Onshape Live ’22 virtual platform.


Welcome to Onshape Live ’22

Onshape Live ’22 will begin with a welcome from PTC CEO Jim Hepplemann, who will share company updates and highlight the importance of agile product development. Hepplemann’s welcome will be followed by a keynote presentation from PTC EVP and Onshape General Manager Jon Hirschtick. In his keynote, Hirschtick will detail how 2022 will be the biggest year ever for the Onshape platform.

In Brief: Session Tracks

After the keynote attendees can choose from five different tracks, depending on their interests. Each track will feature three breakout sessions, creating a comprehensive learning experience for CAD enthusiasts. Here’s a brief overview of each track.

Design Process: This track is for business leaders ready to transform their workflows with a cloud-native CAD platform. In the first session, hear from a panel of Onshape Enterprise customers, who were tired of the limitations of their old CAD system, discuss the red flags that finally pushed them to find a new solution. Next, a new panel of Onshape Enterprise customers will share how they were able to accelerate their organization's transition to cloud-native CAD. Finally, watch a demonstration from Onshape experts on how to best use the platform’s collaboration tools to increase design communication, reduce errors and save time.

Design Excellence: Follow this track if you want to get the most out of Onshape and learn how the platform continues to expand into new areas of functionality. Attendees will find out how Onshape is not only improving the depth of features but also the breadth. Our team of talented engineers will also share some modeling tips and tricks, plus a full lesson on using Onshape’s new Render Studio.

Advanced Design: Tackling complex design problems? This track is for you. Hear how one company approaches complex surfacing plus learn about best practices for surfacing in Onshape. Then find out how Onshape Custom Features can improve workflows specifically for you and your company.

For Educators: Are you looking for new ways to have your students engage in the engineering design practices of the future? Join us for the educator track and get up-to-date on everything that’s new in Onshape for Education. The second session will detail how the Onshape Education team is helping educators prepare students for the future. Finally, hear how Onshape's cloud-native architecture is enabling new fields of research and new learning opportunities for students.

For Students: If you’re still in school and preparing for the next big step into the workforce, follow this track. You’ll hear from top companies on what they look for in new talent, how to fully prepare for design competitions, like FIRST programs or Science Olympiad, and how to become a pro at designing with Onshape.

More CAD, More Conference

But wait! There’s more.

The Onshape R&D, UX and support teams will detail the projects they’ve been working on during a Sneak Peek session, which also includes an open Q&A. Attendees will get demonstrations on the latest improvements on modeling, drawings, control parameters and designing on mobile devices.

End the day with a showcase of user-created designs made for the Onshape Design Competition 2022 and find out who will bring home the main prize: a customized ODC championship belt. Entries were judged on four criteria: completeness and complexity of design, best practices, functionality, and overall awesomeness.

design competition eugenia camacho

All-Day Activities

Immerse yourself further by participating in a friendly competition with other Onshape Live attendees.

Throughout the day, you’ll be earning points when interacting during sessions, visiting our partners, connecting to attendees, and more! Each action will add points to the leaderboard in the event platform.

You may think, “So what? I already have thousands of karma points on Reddit and hundreds of likes on my Instagram!”

Sure, that’s cool, but during Onshape Live ‘22, you can win prizes, including an Onshape Swag Bag! Learn more on the day of the event.

Pro Tip: Visit the virtual Exhibit Hall to meet our partners are and learn how they can help you take the CAD experience to the next level. You can ask questions directly or schedule a meeting for a deeper dive. Once you scan your badge at a partner booth, you will earn points, but more importantly, knowledge.

Join Us for Onshape Live ’22

If that’s not enough hype, hear from our team why they’re excited about Onshape Live ’22 in the video below:

Excited yet? Let us know what you’re looking forward to on social media. We’re on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook (use the hashtag #onshapelive).

See you there.

Onshape Live '22

Catch up on the exciting sessions and keynotes
from the second annual user conference.