Empowering Innovators in

Consumer Product Design

A phil&teds stroller assembly in Onshape

Improving Communication

Manufacturing products overseas drastically increases the importance of communication. Time zones and language barriers make design reviews difficult, so it is critical to ensure that all project stakeholders, from design through to manufacturing and assembly, are on the same page.

Onshape is the only product development platform that enables teams to work together from anywhere in the world. Real-time design reviews, commenting and simultaneous editing enable a true collaborative workflow and ensure that everybody works on the latest design at all times.

A steam iron assembly in Onshape

Reducing Time to Market

Creating a working prototype is the easy part. Addressing feedback to find the final form, fit and function that everyone agrees on requires multiple design iterations in the shortest amount of time. With the rapid pace of technological innovations, it’s no surprise that speed to market usually wins.

Onshape enables multiple design alternatives to be explored simultaneously. Teams can experiment on the same designs together or independently from one another without affecting each other's work. Each idea can then be shared, reviewed, compared or merged to get the best possible product to market before your competition.

A spinning reel assembly in Onshape

Focusing on Manufacturability

Design decisions you make early on and where you choose to manufacture your product have a major impact on your product costs. Ignoring these factors will increase the risk of creating a product that is either too expensive to manufacture or one that will cost much more than what your target customers are willing to pay.

Involving manufacturing partners with domain expertise is critical to the success of your product. Onshape enables you to securely share product data with external contractors and suppliers and provide the right level of permissions for them to view or edit your designs. Your intellectual property is protected at all times – no data ever leaves Onshape’s servers and data access can be revoked at any time.

"Onshape is a huge time-saver. Whether it is making our company twice as efficient or 10 times as efficient, it definitely helps us achieve our goals faster and at a higher level."

Phil Brace
Lead Designer, phil&teds

"If an engineer goes down the wrong road, we can quickly go back to where we were earlier and not waste time getting back on track. Doing this with our old CAD and PDM systems would have involved a lot of redesign work. Onshape saves us a lot of time."

Jeremy LaCombe
Director of Engineering, HydroWorx

"In Onshape, I don’t have to worry about file management. I don’t have to do a lot of IT. Before, I used to devote at least 15% of my time doing file management."

Steven Whitacre
Lead Engineer, Voltea

Request a demonstration of Onshape.

Onshape is the only CAD and data management platform built from scratch to help automotive companies modernize their product design process.

Fill out the form and a member of our team will be in touch to schedule a demonstration. 

Request a Demo