Onshape Feature Comparison

Onshape helps companies adopt agile design processes by uniting CAD, version and release management, collaboration and an ecosystem of partner applications.


Collaboration Onshape® SOLIDWORKS®
Share CAD Data w/o Creating Copies
Granular Permission Controls
Revoke Access to Shared CAD Data
Real-Time Collaborative Modeling
Real-Time Collaborative Viewing
Live Chat, Markup, Comments, and Labels
Task Assignment
Mobile Notifications
Install-free CAD viewer
Follow Mode
Version and Release Management Onshape® SOLIDWORKS®
Lock-Free Version Control
Multi-User Modeling w/ No Check-in or Check-out
Infinite Undo, Redo, and Restore
Graphically Compare History States
SOLIDWORKS® Professional
Branch and Merge Designs
Controlled Reference Updates
Advanced Metadata Search
SOLIDWORKS® Professional
Integrated Release Management and Approval Workflows
Part Modeling Onshape® SOLIDWORKS®
2D Sketching
3D Solid Modeling
Advanced Surface Design
Parametric Multi-Part Modeling
Direct Editing
Sheet Metal
Molded Part Design
Advanced Mold Design
Wire, Pipe, and Tube Routing
Table-Driven Part Configurations
Parameter-Driven Part Configurations
Assembly Modeling Onshape® SOLIDWORKS®
Assembly Mates
Mate Limits
Mate Relations
Mate Rigidly-Connected Parts in One Step
Inherently Flexible Subassemblies
Controlled In-Context Editing
Kinematic Animation
Interference Detection
Collision Detection
Standard Parts / Components
SOLIDWORKS® Professional
Drawings Onshape® SOLIDWORKS®
Fully-Associative Drawing Views
Controlled Drawing Updates
Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Annotations and Symbols
Integrated DWG Viewer
Exploded Views
Associative Standard Hole Callouts
Hole Tables
Weld Tables and Cut Lists
Sheet Metal Bend Notes
Model-Based Definition
Analysis, Rendering, Manufacturing, and More Onshape® SOLIDWORKS®
Online App Store
Onshape® Professional
SOLIDWORKS® Professional
Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
Structural Linear Static and Modal Analysis (FEA)
Onshape® Professional
Thermal and Fluid Simulation (CFD)
Kinematic and Dynamic Analysis
Non-linear Analysis
IDE for Creating Custom Features
Consumable, Community-Written, Custom Features
Accessibility, Analytics, and Administration Onshape® SOLIDWORKS®
No Downloads or Installs
License Provisioning: Instantly Add, Reallocate, and Revoke CAD Seats
Instantly Add and Revoke Access to Company-Owned CAD Data
Continuous Software Updates so All Users Are on the Same Version
New Features & Fixes Every 3 Weeks
Vendor-Provided Hosting, Backups, and Security
Runs on PC, Mac, Linux, and Chromebook
Fully Featured Mobile Apps: iPhone, iPad, Android
Single Sign On
Onshape® Enterprise
Enterprise Analytics for Audits and Monitoring Activity
Onshape® Enterprise
CAD File Import / Export Onshape® SOLIDWORKS®
Import Neutral 3D CAD Files
Import Proprietary 3D CAD FIles
Export Neutral 3D CAD Files
Export Proprietary 3D CAD Files
Import CATIA v5 and JT Files
Support and Education Onshape® SOLIDWORKS®
Cloud-Based Support Direct w/ Vendor
Online Self-Paced Courses and Live Training
Online Documentation

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