About Onshape


Onshape is the first and only full-cloud 3D CAD system that lets everyone on a design team work together using any web browser, phone, or tablet.

Onshape was built from scratch for the way today’s engineers, designers and manufacturers really work, giving them secure and simultaneous access to a single master version of their CAD data without the hassles of software licenses or copying files.

Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Onshape is a new venture-backed company that includes key members of the original SolidWorks team plus elite engineers from the cloud, data security and mobile industries.

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building the future of cad


CAD is in our blood. It's infused in our culture. We're very excited to empower CAD users across the world with Onshape.

our founders

Jon Hirschtick
Jon Hirschtick

Jon is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Onshape. Jon holds a Bachelors and Masters from MIT, and has worked in CAD for over 30 years. He was a Founder and CEO of SolidWorks, a group executive at Dassault Systemes, director of engineering at Computervision, manager at the MIT CADLab, a player and instructor on the MIT Blackjack team, and a professional magician. He serves on the Engineering Advisory Board at Boston University and as an advisor to Magic Leap, Inc. and MarkForged, Inc. His hobbies include golf, 3D printing, tennis, yoga, and magic.

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John McEleney
John McEleney

John is a Co-Founder of Onshape. John has 30 years of experience in the mechanical design/software industry. Prior to Onshape he was the Chief Executive of CloudSwitch, a cloud enterprise software company which was acquired by Verizon. Before that, John was the CEO of SolidWorks Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dassault Systemes S.A. Prior to joining SolidWorks, John held several key management positions at CAD software pioneer Computervision and at defense contractor Raytheon. He also serves as a director of Stratasys Inc., a publicly held 3D printing company. John holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Rochester, an MS in manufacturing systems engineering from Boston University, and an MBA from Northeastern University. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, golf, and adventure travel.

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Tommy Li
Tommy Li

Tommy is a Co-Founder of Onshape. He holds an MS in Computer Engineering from Northeastern University and an MS in Nuclear Engineering from University of Wisconsin - Madison. He was the Co-Founder of LC Design, and a Founder and VP of Modeling Technology at SolidWorks. Tommy enjoys traveling, swimming, gardening, and movies. In 2014, Tommy retired from his position at Onshape.

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Dave Corcoran
Dave Corcoran

Dave is a Co-Founder and the Vice President of Research and Development at Onshape. Dave holds a bachelor’s of science in applied mathematics from Brown University. Before joining the Onshape team, he was the president of LC Design, the executive VP of R&D at SolidWorks and one of the original developers, and the director of R&D at Computervision. Besides being an avid Boston sports fan, Dave enjoys biking, gardening, traveling, and swimming.

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Michael Lauer
Michael Lauer

Michael is a Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer at Onshape. Michael holds a BS in mathematics and physics from University of Tennessee, and a PhD in applied mathematics from MIT. He has worked as a consulting software engineer and group leader at SolidWorks, a principal software engineer and group leader at Revit, a chief scientist at New Technologies, Inc., and a principal software engineer at Premise, Inc. and Computervision. He enjoys choral singing, bicycling, and rowing.

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Scott Harris
Scott Harris

Scott is a Co-Founder and Vice President of Product Definition & UX at Onshape. Scott holds a bachelor’s of science in Mechanical Engineering from WPI. His previous roles include Distinguished Visiting Engineer at Olin College, Co-Founder and VP of new product concepts at SolidWorks, director of product engineering at Computervision, and engineer at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. His hobbies include kayaking, long-distance cycling with Team Onshape, designing and building furniture, and general tinkering.

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All six of Onshape’s Founders were early and influential builders of SolidWorks. In the faces above, you’ll find multiple Co-Founders, two CEOs, and the Vice Presidents of R&D, New Product Concepts and Modeling Technology (hover for individual bios). Beyond SolidWorks, Onshape’s leaders have also been instrumental in creating several other successful startups – experiences they rely on daily to guide our steady growth in the CAD world.

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