When Queval launched his medical device startup in 2016, he initially was searching for a CAD platform that ran on a Mac. With his previous file-based on-premise CAD system, he needed to first install Windows on his Mac using virtualization software, which required him to purchase much more computing power per machine.
Although designing more smoothly on a Mac and cutting hardware expenses was an initial motivation to try Onshape, he says a much bigger benefit that quickly emerged was speeding up collaboration between his teams in Switzerland, Germany and France.
“Sharing design files used to be very frustrating because partners would always be working on a different version of the CAD system and we couldn’t open up each other’s work without having long email conversations or using Google Drive. Communication was very inefficient,” Queval says.
“Onshape’s workflow is really smooth and it’s much easier to share our work and move on to the next task,” he adds. “As the CEO, I can always see the status of a design and comment or address problems in real time.”
Onshape’s Sharing feature allows users to securely and instantly collaborate with a colleague, vendor, customer or partner by granting them editing, commenting or view-only access rights to a CAD model. Equally valuable is the ability to instantly withdraw outside access to your designs when a project is over, reducing the risk of unintentionally leaking your intellectual property.
“Onshape Helps Our Team Reclaim 30 Percent of its Time”