Data Management

Onshape's built-in version control and Release Management tools eliminate the need for a separate PDM system.

Versions and history within Onshape
Versions and Edit History

Every design change made by every team member is captured and recorded in real time and retained for the lifetime of a project. A comprehensive audit trail details who made what change and when. Each event can be viewed, compared and restored, providing unlimited undo/redo. This enables engineers to be more creative with their ideas, knowing that any change can be undone at any time. Versions can be used to bookmark progress and record significant project milestones.

Branch, Merge, Compare

Teams can explore multiple design alternatives or carry out Engineering Change Orders at the same time, in shared or independent workspaces branched from the main design. Differences between branches can be visually compared or inspected at the feature level and the best ideas merged back into the main design. This allows engineers the freedom to explore new ideas in parallel, resulting in better designs, faster.

Task Management

Design and release workflow tasks can be assigned to other team members by tagging their name in comments attached to the 3D model or by selecting their name from a predefined approvers list. Each user's pending tasks are listed as Action Items along with links to quickly review a design or release candidate. The built-in notification system informs each user when a new task has been assigned making it easy to keep projects on track.

Advanced Search Tools

Finding design data in Onshape is both simple and fast. Search by name, type, part number or any combination of custom properties and release states, including in-process designs being actively worked on, so you can be confident that you are always working with the latest design data. All your data is stored in one place in a database – there are no files, no check-ins, and no IT overheads.

"Onshape allows us to keep everything much more organized without needing a PDM system. Onshape probably cuts our design time in half because we’re designing our parts together in one place versus flipping back and forth between files. We can make changes without worrying about breaking the assembly."

Philip Taber
VP of Hardware Engineering, Silverside Detectors

"Getting accurate part information to our engineers, designers, management and the manufacturing vendor is crucial. Previously, out-of-sync information had led to incorrect parts being manufactured. Onshape now enables us to share information quickly and ensures that everything is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible. "

Owen Long
Engineering Ops Manager, Universal Logic

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