Kichler Lighting Uses Onshape for Consumer Product Design

Global architectural lighting company uses cloud design platform’s real-time collaboration and enterprise tools for overseeing annual product releases

Global architectural lighting company uses cloud design platform’s real-time collaboration and enterprise tools for overseeing annual product releases

Cambridge, Massachusetts (May 28, 2019)

Kichler Lighting LLC, a leader in innovative lighting and ceiling fans, uses Onshape as a product design platform tool. Onshape is the only cloud design platform that combines CAD, release management, workflow, and real-time collaboration tools to speed up product development.

Kichler’s fashion-forward and energy-efficient product categories include indoor and outdoor decorative lighting, interior lighting systems, landscape lighting, and ceiling fans. The company, which develops its products in Cleveland, Ohio, has additional teams based across the globe.

Onshape’s real-time data management provides automatic version control, eliminating the need for a separate Product Data Management (PDM) system. Whenever an engineer or designer makes a change to their 3D CAD model, everyone on the design team instantly sees it. A comprehensive Edit History also records who made what changes and when, allowing a team to return to any prior state of the design at any time.

“We built Onshape for companies with complex product development teams,” says Onshape co-founder and CEO Jon Hirschtick. “We’re delighted that our enterprise tools are helping Kichler Lighting streamline its communication between employees and its many external partners.”

Onshape’s versatility for extending CAD access beyond the core engineering team is especially useful as Onshape Enterprise customers (such as Kichler Lighting) can add light users to their account for project collaborators who only need viewing and commenting rights, and who do not need to make edits. Light users might include sales, marketing, field service staff, and supply chain or manufacturing partners who need to see the latest product design.

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About Kichler Lighting

Kichler Lighting LLC strives to transform the home and workspace by developing fixtures that perform efficiently, install intuitively and deliver an overall effect that combines style with purpose. With an extensive portfolio of more than 3,000 on-trend products – including lighting, landscape and ceiling fans – and a commitment to providing services and project solutions, Kichler® is the brand homeowners and professionals know and trust since 1938. Kichler Lighting products are available at independent showrooms, Lowe’s, electrical and landscape distributors and online. For more information, visit www.kichler.com.

About Masco Corporation

Headquartered in Livonia, Mich., Masco Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr® paint; Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets; Milgard® windows and doors; Kichler® decorative and outdoor lighting; and HotSpring® spas. We leverage our powerful brands across product categories, sales channels and geographies to create value for our customers and shareholders. For more information about Masco Corporation, visit masco.com.

About Onshape

Onshape is a next-generation cloud design platform that speeds up product development. It’s an all-in-one system that combines CAD, release management, workflow, real-time collaboration tools, and an API with more than 50 engineering applications. Onshape helps extended design teams work together faster and helps executives make better business decisions with real-time analytics and unprecedented visibility into their company’s design and manufacturing processes.

Thousands of companies rely on Onshape to modernize and streamline their product development cycle. Onshape users in 170+ countries have logged over 6 million hours modeling advanced robotics, biomedical devices, industrial machinery, agriculture equipment, and consumer products. With 1 in 8 sessions occurring on mobile devices, Onshape is the world's first anywhere, anytime CAD system.

Founded in 2012, Onshape has raised $169 million from Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, North Bridge, and other leading investors. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Onshape leadership team includes the original creators of SOLIDWORKS® and other proven leaders in cloud infrastructure, data security, and mobile. For more information, contact dgarnick@onshape.com or visit onshape.com/press-room.