New Customers Embrace Onshape’s Cloud Product Development Platform

Companies of all sizes include innovators in agriculture, alternative energy, manufacturing, and consumer products

Companies of all sizes include innovators in agriculture, alternative energy, manufacturing, and consumer products

Cambridge, Massachusetts (July 30, 2019)

 
From hydroelectric energy turbines and die-cutting machinery to urban greenhouses and energy-efficient commercial lighting, product development teams worldwide are choosing Onshape to accelerate their time to market.

Onshape is the only product development platform that combines CAD, data management, workflow, real-time collaboration tools, and more than 50 engineering applications in one system. 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.

“One of the most gratifying parts of my job is seeing how many industries are being transformed by rethinking the status quo and exploring new product development processes,” says Onshape CEO Jon Hirschtick.

“We’re proud to help product development teams at companies of all sizes streamline their communication internally and externally, experiment with more design iterations and ultimately deliver better products for their customers,” he adds.

A representative sample of companies which recently adopted Onshape to speed up product development include:

  • Agricool (Paris, France) – An urban farming company “reinventing the system of food production” by repurposing shipping containers as urban greenhouses. Agricool plans to soon expand its strawberry greenhouses in Paris to other cities around the world.
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  • Archipelago Lighting (Montclair, California) – Manufacturer of commercial and residential lighting products supporting the growing adoption of energy-efficient LED applications.
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  • Avance LLC (Indianapolis, Indiana) – Product development company specializing in industrial design, 3D engineering, and rapid prototyping.
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  • Coaster Cycles (Montana, USA) – An eco-friendly mobility company that builds “Bikes for Business,” best-in-class, three-wheeled vehicles used for passenger transportation, product delivery, utility, advertising campaigns and more.
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  • Museums Victoria (Melbourne, Australia) – Australia’s largest public museum organization is coordinating the restoration of the Great Melbourne Telescope, the largest fully steerable telescope of the 19th Century. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the telescope’s “first light” in 1869.
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  • Novige AB (Sweden) – Developer of the Novi Ocean wave energy converter, a cost-efficient, floating piston pump and water turbine system that produces renewable electricity with unprecedented reliability.
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  • Spartanics (Illinois, USA) – A leading manufacturer of laser-cutting, die-cutting and screen printing machinery for the label, sticker and decal industry.
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Onshape is the only product design platform that releases new improvements and enhancements in the cloud every three weeks. In the first half of 2019, new additions have included Assembly Configurations – which speed up and simplify the design of families of products that have different sizes, options, colors and other permutations – and improvements to Onshape Enterprise, Drawings, Release Management Workflows and Sheet Metal tools.

To see the most recent Onshape updates, many of which are customer-driven, visit the “What’s New” blog archive.

 

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 business analytics, plus 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 8 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.