(The Onshape team) has built an online software product that is nothing short of a technological marvel… Onshape provides what is essentially a ‘GitHub for CAD’ interface to its users. Users can now easily branch a product in different directions, and later merge their edits back together.
Onshape’s demo is impressive. As a user, you can watch live as someone on your team makes changes to a fan blade – even if she does it on a phone or laptop a continent away.
Scott KirsnerThe Boston Globe
Onshape has finally done it. They’ve changed CAD… The brains behind Onshape are familiar names in the CAD industry: Jon Hirschtick, John McEleney, Scott Harris, Dave Corcoran — the original SolidWorks team. Not surprising, since the last time I was speechless was when I saw the first release of SolidWorks.
Linda BellNASA Tech Briefs
Onshape CEO John McEleney: 'I have no desire to hold my employees hostage... Freedom of movement is a fundamental human right. None of us would tolerate limitations on where we choose to travel or live, yet there is passive acceptance of restricting where we can work.'
Opinion ColumnThe Boston Globe
Now that Onshape is out in the public, we’re going to see the 3D CAD market get a long overdue kick up the arse. It’s not even the fact that the SolidWorks founders got back together, it’s about a group of vendors trying something new, something that hasn’t been tried before.
Al DeanDEVELOP3D Magazine
Onshape is a fully collaborative environment where a distributed team can edit the same object in real-time and instantly view the changes — think about how you can do that with Google Docs.
Dale DoughertyMake Magazine
Onshape provides secure and simultaneous access to one master version of CAD data without the typical bother of software license issues, installation, or file management… Do yourself a favor and take the future of CAD for a test drive.
Randall S. NewtonCadalyst
Onshape is hellbent on imbuing CAD with the collaborative spirit of apps like Google Docs and Slack. (Co-founder John) McEleney says the issue with existing tools like AutoCAD and SolidWorks, apart from costing thousands of dollars up-front, is that they’re ill-suited to this sort of teamwork, especially on mobile devices.
(Onshape co-founders) John McEleney and Jon Hirschtick might pass for brothers. The two 53-year-olds, who have been close friends for decades, are golf buddies, root for the Boston Red Sox together and hold long discussions about software.
Scott MartinThe Wall Street Journal
Onshape now offers professional-grade CAD training for free
The Onshape Learning Center has now opened up 12 of its self-paced online training courses to anyone who wants to experience the difference between old-generation, file-based CAD and modern cloud CAD for themselves.
Onshape Named to the 2017 Forbes Cloud 100
Developer of the first full-cloud CAD system ranks among “the hottest private tech companies in cloud computing”
Onshape Adds New Courses on Simultaneous Sheet Metal & Top-Down Design
Onshape's instructor-led advanced classes are the fastest way to get up to speed on full-cloud CAD
Onshape Launches New Learning Center For Full-Cloud CAD
Self-paced online training courses now included for all annual Onshape Professional customers
Onshape Product Review: Q2 2017
DEVELOP3D editor Al Dean digs into the latest Onshape updates and finds a set of tools that are both maturing and exploring new ideas for digital design.
Onshape at Age 2
Onshape is currently the golden boy of the CAD world. They have the mindshare. And so other CAD vendors are finding ways to reflect some of that Onshape glow onto themselves -- if not seeing the upstart as a clear and present danger to their future existence.
How Onshape Changes Traditional CAD – Real-Time Deployment
Anyone involved in product development knows there’s constant pressure to get to market faster. However, success often comes to, not necessarily those who get to market faster but, those who are able to iterate and innovate faster.
MIT Uses Onshape To Launch New Professional Course On Additive Manufacturing
MIT professors Wojciech Matusik and Justin Solomon are using Onshape to launch a new course on CAD for additive manufacturing this summer aimed at professionals seeking to speed up and modernize the product design process at their companies.
Designing Online with Onshape
In a Cambridge, MA, office park, engineers at Onshape are working to overturn the world of computer-aided design software—again.
Onshape Continues to Reshape Itself, Adding Sheet Metal Capabilities and More
Cloud-based mechanical CAD solution’s new tools enable users to work in flat, folded, and tabular modes simultaneously.
Coca-Cola Uses Onshape to Improve Beverage Equipment at 14,000+ McDonald’s Restaurants
Coca-Cola’s engineers rely on Onshape’s instant CAD deployment to reduce downtime, reclaiming 6-10 weeks of lost work/year experienced with traditional CAD.
Put Engineering Collaboration Front and Center
Onshape is pushing Agile as a game-changing extension of collaborative engineering.
Nearing its second birthday, the cloud-based MCAD design upstart shows how rapidly it’s maturing.
Onshape is currently the golden boy of the CAD world. Other CAD vendors are finding ways to reflect some of the glow onto themselves, or else see the upstart as a clear and present danger to their future existence.
Engineering Software Finally Starts Moving to the Cloud
Onshape targets the $8.7 billion CAD business with new collaboration tools.
Cloudy Forecast for Sheet Metal Is Actually a Good Thing
With Simultaneous Sheet Metal, the chance of making errors in a sheet metal design are virtually eliminated thanks to the ability to visualize all changes on the fly.
New Onshape Sheet Metal Design Tools Announced
“This is going to prevent a lot of headaches between designers and manufacturers, because almost all sheet metal work is done collaboratively,” says Scott Harris, Onshape VP of Product Definition & UX. “We created the system to allow designers to build in design intent and allow fabricators to adjust the model based on specific tooling, without violating the design intent.”
Onshape extends its 3D cloud CAD with sheet metal design
Sheet metal design is often a collaborative project between a design engineer and a manufacturing engineer. The Onshape approach allows designers to build in design intent, and allows fabricators to adjust a model based on specific tooling, without violating the design intent.
Onshape Goes Metal. Sheet Metal.
Use Onshape? Well, there’s a reason why, today, your coffee is tasting especially good, why your underwear seems to fit a little better, and why you don’t have to pretend Onshape has sheet metal tools anymore… because now THEY DO.
Onshape Launches Sheet Metal Design Tools
Unique full-cloud “Simultaneous Sheet Metal” technology lets users work concurrently on flat, folded and bend table representations
Onshape’s New Year Update Provides Context to Modeling
The engineers at Onshape haven’t been resting on the laurels of last year and have entered 2017 with a very substantial January update.
Onshape Redefines How CAD Tackles Top-Down Design
Onshape, the leading professional 3D CAD platform for Agile Product Design, has introduced a new feature to edit parts within the context of assemblies. The latest feature, "In-Context Editing," eliminates problems frequently experienced by CAD users whenever a part is changed or deleted.
Onshape Takes the Lead in Top-Down Design
Full-cloud CAD pioneer Onshapes most recent update introduces a new capability to edit parts within the context of assemblies.
Engineering the Software User Experience
"Complexity degrades the user experience," says Andy Morris, a senior member of the Onshape UX team. Onshape wants to avoid what Morris and others call "experience rot."
Onshape Takes Lead on In-Context Design
Onshape’s new In-Context design features take a leading position within the MCAD industry with respect to top-down design in complex multi-part and multi-assembly design.
New in Onshape: Top-Down Design in the Assembly
(Article is in German) Onshape announced a breakthrough in top-down design with its In-Context Editing.
Onshape Upgrades for Top-Down Design
Many companies have banned the use of in-context relationships because of their unpredictability. In fact, some CAD tools have a user-defined setting that will prevent their creation. Onshape claims to have solved these problems.
Onshape In-Context Assembly Design is Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen
There are valid reasons why people don’t want to use in-context design in traditional CAD software. Onshape gives you the super power of editing parts in context of the assembly without all the pain.
Onshape Ends the Year with Another Substantial Release
Over the last year, Onshape’s development team has been hard at work pushing out 16 separate updates.
State Of 3D Software: Interview With Onshape CEO Jon Hirschtick
Hirschtick says 1 in 6 sessions of full-cloud CAD are done on mobile phones and tablets
Onshape Puts On First-Birthday Party Shirt, Dances Around
One year after its commercial release, Onshape passes 2 million usage hours.
Onshape named a finalist in BostInno's 2016 'Coolest Companies Competition,' which celebrates the city's best places to work.
As Mobile Options Multiply, Onshape Keeps Burden of Calculation in the Cloud
Apple iPad Pro and Pencil expand the roster of lightweight hardware that gives users access to full Onshape functionality in the field.
Onshape’s FeatureScript Lets 3D CAD Users Design Faster With Custom Parametric Features
New programming language lets designers create their own features that look, feel and behave just like Onshape’s built-in features
Everything you need to know about FeatureScript
FeatureScript is, in my opinion, the single most important feature of Onshape. It could very well be the killer app that brings Onshape into the mainstream. It’s a core piece of the Onshape architecture, and as of today it’s available to everyone.
3D CAD firm Onshape launches its operations in India
"We aren't in India to do maintenance work, we are here for the talent," is the first thing John McEleney says when you meet him.
3D CAD firm Onshape launches its operations in India
What Made Ivy League Investors Fund This Cambridge-Based Startup
Onshape Linked Documents Do More Than You Think
In fact, Onshape is the only cloud tool so far to offer linked data across multiple projects, and it’s the only product on the market – cloud or otherwise – to make it look easy.
Ahead in the cloud
Using the cloud has emerged as a standard IT option, but true cloud-based CAD has been sniffed at in the past by the design community.
CAD-in-the-cloud moves closer to real-time sharing
"Onshape's pricing model is a disruptive component of its strategy to make CAD more accessible," noted Bruce Jenkins, founder of Ora Research, which provides business research on new technologies.
Distributed design is now the norm: Why CAD must evolve to support it.
Onshape founder Jon Hirschtick tells New Zealand Manufacturing magazine why the design and manufacturing world is now more dependent on globally distributed teams. Onshape is the only professional 3D CAD system tailor built for teams.
For the 40th anniversary of NASA Tech Briefs magazine, Onshape founder Jon Hirschtick reflects on the history of CAD and its exciting future.
Wired Magazine: Onshape's Cloud-Based CAD Tool Gets $80 Million in Funding: "The three-year-old Onshape is hellbent on imbuing CAD with the collaborative spirit of apps like Google Docs and Slack."
Onshape Nabs $80M With Aim to Redesign CAD Market: Andreessen Horowitz General Partner Peter Levine calls Onshape "the next frontier for CAD."
Onshape Raises $80 Million Led By Andreessen Horowitz: "VCs strive to find passionate founders. Well, it’s hard to find someone as passionate about computer-aided design (CAD) software as (Onshape founder) Jon Hirschtick."
Onshape Raises $80 Million More To Go Big In Cloud CAD Software: Rony Abovitz, CEO of Magic Leap, says Onshape is a "great connector" of globally distributed design teams.
SiliconANGLE: "The only really surprising thing about what Onshape is offering is that it hasn’t been done before; it’s a smart move to disrupt an archaic space such as computer-aided design with a modern, cloud-based SaaS offering that targets in particular collaboration."
Onshape Nabs $80M From Andreessen, Others for Mobile CAD Software: "Hardware engineers designing and tweaking products with computer software have traditionally been chained to their desks. But like most industries, these employees are increasingly going mobile."
See why Desktop Engineering editor Anthony Lockwood chose Onshape as his engineering tool Pick of the Week: "If one idea sums up Onshape the company and the solution, it’s that design should be fun rather than an exercise in software operation."
Full-cloud Onshape, the first and only professional 3D CAD system to run on iPhones and iPads, is ready for November’s iPad Pro release
Onshape Now Supports 3D Mice: Full-cloud Onshape partners with 3Dconnexion, creator of specialist input devices for CAD professionals
Review: Onshape Beta Overview: "We’ve been waiting for it to go public for a while and it’s finally here. Al Dean takes a look at the Beta release of Onshape’s cloud-based 3D design and engineering system to see how it works and what it offers to the market."
Standing Room Only for Onshape at COFES: A recap of the industry response to Onshape Beta at the Congress On the Future of Engineering Software summit in Phoenix, Arizona.
Onshape licenses new Graebert technology for Cloud-based MCAD: Hot new little CAD startup by SolidWorks vets, Onshape, has partnered with Germany’s well-regarded Graebert GmbH to license the former’s secret Cloud technology
Onshape adds on Graebert’s new cloud-based CAD technology for drafting: Graebert GmbH and Onshape have signed a long-term licensing agreement to integrate Graebert’s Xenon cloud-based technology into Onshape via Onshape’s API
Can We See CAD-PLM Unicorns on a Horizon? “Onshape is probably the only company on a horizon that (based on funding and buzz it created) can think to be a unicorn in the future.
More Leading ISVs Go “All-In” with AWS: MicroStrategy, Software AG, TIBCO, and Onshape among latest enterprise software providers powered by the AWS Cloud
Product of the Month: "The first full-cloud 3D CAD system with built-in data collaboration and management that lets all members of a design team work together using any Web browser, phone, or tablet."
Game On: Al Dean talks to the team behind Onshape and looks at what the future holds with the hottest 3D design product launch in decades
Onshape Splashes Down at DEVELOP3D Live: Founder Jon Hirschtick shares his thoughts on the first live public demonstration of Onshape.
Onshape: Gamechanger oder nur ein weiteres CAD System? (Onshape: Gamechanger or just another CAD system?)
Why We Started From Scratch (Again) In The CAD Business: Founder Jon Hirschtick explains how Onshape was born.
Dan Shore , Harvard’s vice president for finance and chief financial officer since 2008, will relinquish that position at the end of September, it was announced today.