Automate complex, rules-based or repetitive design tasks using Custom Features to accelerate your design process and capture design intent. Written in FeatureScript, the same programming language used by the Onshape development team, Custom Features look and behave the same as the standard built-in features. Write your own Custom Features and share them with your team or add features created by other Onshape users to your toolbar.
Each of Onshape's parametric design features perform multiple operations in one, reducing the number of features required, icon clutter and user training. Choose whether features create solid, surface or sheet metal geometry, add or remove material and which parts they should be applied to in your CAD model. Preview the effect of feature changes to the entire regenerated model.
Import CAD data in neutral and native file formats, such as STEP, Parasolid, JT, SOLIDWORKS, CATIA, NX, Creo and Inventor. Reuse legacy CAD data and make modifications when necessary using Onshape's powerful direct editing tools.
Onshape’s cloud-based data management and CAD collaboration features allow you to use the Part Studio with other engineers, simultaneously. Branching and merging features allow for riskless experimental editing. While many product development platforms offer capabilities similar to Onshape Part Studio, only Onshape delivers a true cloud-native product development solution and part studio experience.
"I haven’t used a file-based CAD system yet that hasn’t crashed on me, especially in the concept-generation stage. I’ve never lost work in Onshape and I never have to remember to hit the save button. At this point, it would be a struggle to return to our old CAD system."
"As our company grows, Onshape has made it so much easier for me to manage our different engineering groups and review their progress in real time."
The workflows covered include; building weldment-type assemblies with drawings for each step, standard parts/feature libraries, multi-part part-studios and in-context assembly design