Onshape is here to help you and your team transition to our cloud-native product development platform from any legacy CAD system, notably SOLIDWORKS. To aid in the switch, we’ve put together this guide answering the 10 most common questions asked during a CAD system transition.
The Guide is broken into easy-to-read “How Do I” overview sections- find the answers by downloading the Guide today!
Read our technical briefing “Importing Data” to learn the proper techniques for importing data.
Transfer your common and purchased parts into Onshape.
If desirable, leverage external third party sites to store other CAD data to access.
Register for either self-guided or instructor-led Onshape bootcamp.
Reference self-paced courses to learn how to successfully organize and build your products and further explore powerful workflow and data management techniques.
Monarch, available in the Onshape App Store, acts as a bridge between your familiar SOLIDWORKS environment and the cloud-native world of Onshape. With just a few clicks, effortlessly migrate your SOLIDWORKS projects, preserving the integrity of your designs, assemblies, and metadata.
Every CAD system uses different pan, zoom and rotate buttons on the mouse and Onshape is no different. However, you can change your mouse settings to mimic those you have been accustomed to in SOLIDWORKS.
In SOLIDWORKS models, the Z axis is the front and the Y axis is top. In Onshape, these are reversed. So when importing native SOLIDWORKS parts or entire assemblies using Pack & Go, Onshape provides a switch to flip the orientation of your models.
The SpaceMouse series of devices from 3Dconnexion, which are very popular with SOLIDWORKS users, are also supported in Onshape on both PC and Mac. If you are a seasoned user of these devices, you will feel at home right away manipulating your models in Onshape.
Onshape has partnered with dozens of best-in-class application providers, making it a complete engineering solution. With the ease of buying apps on iTunes® or Google Play®, you can extend Onshape’s capabilities beyond design, adding rendering, simulation, CAM, and more. Many options are cloud-integrated apps that work directly within an Onshape Document.