Onshape Education

Onshape’s free Education Plan is the best CAD solution for academic settings.

Affectionately known as the “Google Docs of CAD,” students can be set up in minutes, log in from home or at school, and collaborate together in real time. It’s never been so easy to learn professional-grade 3D CAD. For commercial and non-academic use, see Onshape Professional.

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Set Up a Class in Minutes

There is no need to purchase a school license, buy special hardware, or download and install software. You and your students can simply create a free account and begin using Onshape on any device from anywhere in minutes, all without involving IT. For further details, see our FAQs.

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Easy Access to Real Tools

Onshape’s Education Plan gives you all the same modern CAD functionality as the Onshape Standard Plan. This means everything from the basics to the more advanced tools, including: multi-part design, configurations, simultaneous sheet metal tools, standard content, and managed in-context design – all fundamental improvements over those of old CAD systems.

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Truly Collaborative and Built for Teams

Onshape is the first CAD system built for teams. Students can work in groups and edit models together simultaneously. Teachers can distribute assignments, review work and give feedback with ease. Additionally, Onshape keeps a complete history of changes so students will never accidentally lose work or overwrite each other's data.

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Connect with the Instructor Community

The Instructor Community is a space for Instructors to contribute and adopt Onshape-related CAD projects for the classroom. Take the tedium out of researching curriculum ideas, and hear directly from your fellow Onshape instructors on best practices, and creative ways to integrate CAD into your lesson plans. If you're up for it, go ahead and contribute your favorite classroom projects.

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