Onshape Live ’23, our third 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 and other attendees.

But first, register for free.

The Americas event will take place live at noon EST March 1. The European event will take place, also live, at 10 a.m. GMT on March 2. 

Welcome to Onshape Live ’23

Host Loretta Faluade, Onshape’s Product Marketing Senior Director, will introduce Onshape Senior Vice President and General Manager Dave Katzman, who will share with attendees an Onshape business update. After Dave, Onshape co-founder Jon Hirschtick will take the stage for a keynote about the future of CAD – and how it’s already here.

In Brief: Session Tracks

After the keynote attendees can choose from four 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 Onshape Enterprise customers who went from evaluation to success by tapping into analytics tools. The second session dives into the agile product development process and how real-life teams adopt the agile workflow. The final session gives a more technical outline of how to transition existing data to Onshape.  

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 to use Onshape to drive performance. Then the following session outlines the best practices for leveraging Onshape’s built-in PDM. The final session explores supplier collaboration and improving workflows with the use of the Onshape-Arena Connection. 

Advanced Design: Tackling complex design problems? This track is for you. Hear all about CAM in Onshape. Then head over to the session on Onshape’s simulation tools led by Greg Brown. Finally, get the best tips and tricks on advanced surfacing in Onshape. 

For Educators: Are you a teacher using CAD to teach your STEM courses? Join us for the educator track and get up-to-date on everything that’s new in Onshape for Education. The second session will explore how cloud-native CAD opens up more opportunities in academic research and innovative teaching. Complete the track with a presentation on using Onshape for student teams and robot competitions. 

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 of the latest improvements on modeling, drawings, control parameters, and designing on mobile devices.

End the day with the Onshape Design Competition 2023 winner announcement. For the third annual competition, we paired up with Battlebots team Midnight Invention to see who can design the best and most damaging weapon system for their robot Switchback. All submissions will be judged based on the use of modeling best practices, functionality, manufacturability, and of course, awesomeness. The winner will receive an Onshape Championship Belt and Onshape swag.

Join Us for Onshape Live ’23

If that’s not enough hype, watch the video below for event highlights:

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See you there.

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(This blog was updated January 30, 2023.)