Onshape

Onshape

4.5 / 5 219 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Innovative, cloud-forward Agile product teams use Onshape's built-in collaboration and version control tools to build products faster and with fewer headaches.


Average Ratings

219 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $125.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    Billed Annually
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Onshape
  • www.onshape.com/
  • Founded 2012
  • United States

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 todays 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.


Onshape Features

  • 2 1/2-Axis Milling
  • 3-Axis Milling
  • 4-Axis Milling
  • 5-Axis Milling
  • Database Connectivity
  • Hole Making
  • Simulate Cycles
  • Spiral Output
  • Toolpath Simulation
  • User Defined Cycles

Onshape Reviews Recently Reviewed!

I use onshape on a daily basis and love how I can access it whenever and wherever I am.

Nov 09, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love how I can work on onshape anywhere that I have internet. I also love that it is free and I can refer people to it with the perk that anyone can do it for free. Most of the features are super intuitive.

Cons: There are some more complicated geometries that I have attempted to do that will not work. Also the customer support is very friendly but as for helping me with problems they have been somewhat unable to help.

Overall: I love being able to have an idea in my head and quickly model it on the computer, either to show to someone or to 3D print. It has empowered me to be able to bring my dreams to life.

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Don't worry about saving files, just concentrate on your work!

Oct 26, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The fact that Onshape is not file based is its main advantage! You can just start designing parts, assemblies and drawings. You don't have to think about file names, you can rename them later. This helps a lot getting things done quickly. After 2 weeks I still get the feeling "Oh I have created a lot of features, I have to save now!" but in Onshape this is not necessary, it saves every step :-)
Also you have a complete history of every change, which is really nice!

The rendering and simulation software I use, are both already working with Onshape (much better than my previous CAD software)!

Cons: Some features are missing at the moment, but they are coming in the future.

I wished I had Onshape 5 years ago, would have saved me from a lot of headaches.

Overall: You can log on from every computer and you can share the files easily! I have the feeling to be more productive with Onshape!

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Streamlined our workflow tremendously

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: We use it mainly for importing and analyzing files for quote. The API make it easy to move data from their system to ours. Team projects are really easy with multiple people working on the same file.

Cons: Imports could be quicker. Large .stl files are still hard to deal with. Need a model repair tool for imported geometry.

Overall: A very streamlined process.

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Unlike other companies who are decades behind, Onshape is proactive and gives you modern cad tools.

Oct 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The Onshape team has something most companies do not have. They are willing to improve their software instead of just selling you old tech.

- Very Parametric
- 10/10 Customer support
- Up to date software
- It's all in the cloud

Cons: - It's all in the cloud
- You need fast and powerful internet
- Not much support for organic surfaces and shapes (as of 2017)

Onshape is an ideal CAD platform to learn on, and powerful enough to do most any design project!

Sep 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use. UI. Accessibility from many devices and inherently always the latest rev. High rate of development and frequent, automatic, seamless updates. Excellent support team and tutorial videos.

Overall: accessibility, ease of use.

Future of CAD programs, with very low entry cost

Sep 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's free (public projects). It has built-in version control. It can be used on most computer (cloud-based). It doesn't mean maintaining (new features and updates rollout automatically). And it runs pretty smoothly and intuitively. It is supported by industry experts. There are third-party add-ons.

Cons: Still likely harder to use for those with advanced knowledge in a standalone CAD program. The CAM abilities are third-party, unlike Fusion 360. Probably still lacking some features that older programs have.

Overall: It is really the first time I've felt excited to use a CAD program, and one that I want to learn in because it will be an industry changer (along with other cloud 3D CAD programs). They also have excellent tutorials videos.

Awesome!

Aug 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Intuitive, powerful, simple, cloud based. This software is great for anyone familiar with solidworks or solid edge.

Cons: Sometimes the software can be a little slow due to loading material from the cloud. It would be nice if there were a one time purchase price as opposed to recurring subscription.

Overall: being able to quickly bring my ideas to life.

A system that makes efficient use of your time during the production cycle, with excellent support.

Aug 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Being able to import and use existing data quick and efficiently.

Being able to share designs with customers, which enables reviews to be completed over the phone, saving the time of travelling to and from meetings.

Being able to share models & assemblies with suppliers, increasing their understanding of what is required, and allowing them to check any areas which are not clear to them in the drawings. Thus reducing the amount time answering drawing queries.

Cons: Having to make separate documents for a project to share information with customers and suppliers, etc. Project information then becomes disjointed. Sub-document, folder, or some other method to keep project information together, but enabling sharing at this level would be easier to trace.

Having to duplicate drawings of manufactured library parts in order to share with suppliers.

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Daron! Thanks so much for taking the time to review Onshape. I'd love to schedule some time for us to discuss your feedback in more depth. Do you have some time next week to catch up?

Onshape is a great CAD platform, particularly for smaller companies who plan to grow

Aug 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Onshape has a really good selection of design tools, its robust and has a familiar feel to it. It is great for top down parametric CAD design, makes organizing part data easier, and has no overhead IT tasks. 3 week feature updates are great the the community support/ customer service is also excellent. Very impressive product.

Cons: The biggest issues I have with Onshape are the less professional feeling application store add-ons. Although they are nice they don't all match the usability of Onshape. Also because of the fully cloud based architecture a reliable internet connection is required for a good experience.

Overall: It allowed our company to design faster and was the most affordable CAD package we could find.

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Anthony! Thanks, as always, for your positive words and great feedback. Don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything!

Suited our needs perfectly. Great value with low initial investment allowed us to implement quickly.

Aug 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Great value - low comparative cost for the CAD capability. The lack of necessity for high end workstations also made the decision easy. The sharing, collaboration and control abilities are revolutionary. I have shared certain documents with suppliers to good effect. The data management is also less of a headache. This also saves local storage and backup demand. No more lost files and broken links! The user interface is well laid out and easy to use and learn. I also enjoy the fact that I can log on and work from any work station. The constant development and instant access to the latest additions and "whats new" videos is brilliant. The support teams are really involved and listen to comments.

Cons: Depending on your locations internet infrastructure this can be a limiting factor. Here in Cape Town there are times when the connection is interrupted but not so much that it is debilitating. Some minor features are lacking depending on the industry you are in, however I expect they will be added in time as the product develops.

Overall: Easy implementation. Strong support structure. Easy to use and some good features to allow faster modelling. Fantastic training methods.

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Thanks for the great review, Alex! I'm happy to hear you've been enjoying Onshape so far. As always, please feel free to reach out if there's anything I can help with.

Very easy to use.

Aug 21, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to set up and it was quick to learn drawing and assembling. Also like it being on a web browser. Easy to set up and it was quick to learn drawing and assembling. Also like it being on a web browser.

Overall: i use it mostly for design and then 3d printing. Work very well for exporting.

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Thanks for the great review, Don! I'm happy to hear you've been enjoying Onshape so far. As always, please feel free to reach out if there's anything I can help with.

Onshape has enabled me to become more efficient and streamlined in the things that I do.

Aug 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: 1. I like how this software doesn't tie you down to one machine, so If your primary machine goes down, you don't have to worry whether you can get the work done or not.

2. I like how the software doesn't hold you back based on the spec/type of your computer, plus it is able to perform over multiple platforms and devices, i.e. Mac, Pc, Ipad, Etc. so you can start on a PC for example, then carry on on a PC and visa versa.

3. I like how that you can perform similar/same tasks as Solidworks without the need to spend hours retraining as it is relatively similar.

4. I like how it is reasonably accessible to most people.

5. I like how it can easily integrate with add-ons, i.e. One-render, Keyshot etc. so that you can also render your product, and this can even happen without leaving the Onshape browser!!

Cons: By no means am I a CAD pro and I don't use the software on a regular/daily basis, so some of these may be down to my skill and knowledge but;

1. I find the mating functions more difficult to use than other softwares.
1.1. Regarding the mating, other softwares allow you to mate using planes which can make it easier to mate if the centre of the product isn't where the planes meet.

2. I am still getting my head around the version and branch options in the history tree, but I can see how this will/can be beneficial.

I think that my negatives can be resolved through watching tutorials, but I guess they are still negatives as they aren't as intuitive/easy to use.

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Tom! Thanks so much for your review of Onshape. Have you been able to take advantage of our training offerings yet? I'd be happy to get you registered for one of our Bootcamp courses if you'd be interested! It's a live training for 4 days, 2 hours per day and covers all the essentials of Onshape. Let me know and we can decide which available dates work best for you.

Top notch 3D CAD at affordable cost of ownership

Aug 21, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use and maintain, incredible software support, cloud based, no need to update. The amount of features has been growing constantly, following user requests.

Cons: Being a cloud based product you need to be always connected to use it. This may be an issue if you need to use it on the go, especially in foreign countries.

Overall: As a startup we were looking for an affordable option to develop new products. Onshape, with its minimum entry threshold, allowed us to jumpstart our mechanical development resource.

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Thanks for the great review, Fabrizio! I'm happy to hear you've been enjoying Onshape so far. I'm your Customer Success Manager so please feel free to reach out if there's anything I can help with.

It has been quite good since the start.

Aug 19, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: We like most its easy to use.
Other things that we like:
The capability of the team to work on the same document/container.
Versions control.
Easy to share.
Although we still have not explored much about the apps but looks really promising.
Customer support.

Cons: Sometimes is VERY slow.
We have some big problems when exporting to DWG, and hope that they solve in the future.
Sometimes the sketches gives us some headaches.

Overall: Provably we have saved thousands of Euros on software and time.
Suppliers and other companies that we interact with are a bit reticent to use this software as a way to communicate designs with us but after they try it for a short time they are very happy with it, that makes it easy for us to work with them.

We encounter problems finding people that knows/use Onshape. (sorry this should be on other place but I forgot)

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Gonzalo! Thanks so much for taking the time to review Onshape. We appreciate hearing your feedback - both the positive and negative. Please let me know if you'd like to discuss your feedback in more detail or if there's anything I can help with!

Easy to use software. Have the features I need.

Aug 19, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The simplicity. Such as the new color on each new part, makes it much easier to understand the model.

Cons: Cant select sketches inside a solid part for extrusion, have too hide it first. That it cant be used without internet :/

Overall: Simple 3d cad, can be run on anything as long as you have internett.

30 year mechanical and hydraulik CAD user

Aug 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I don't need expensive cad hardware and the program is available at any place with internet connection. Onshape can import other cad file format so it is possible for me to cooperate with companies using other Cad programs. Onshape give me as a design consultan possibility to cooperate with other designers I don't have to invest in expensive cad programs. It is easy to present and discuss design development in project groups. The pricing is fair set.

Cons: Missing some funktionalities i.e. In my project with rock drill rigs I need to position boom and feed (7 degrees of freedom) to different positions. I hope a nice feature to handle the movement will come. A great benefit for onshape is the ability to transfer files but the recipian must have a license and they are reluctant to invest in a license . A possibility to temporarily give rights on the fly to load files with a free license can be a solution

It's great value and has good functionality

Aug 19, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use. Capability to create complex parts and assemblies. Excellent document and version control. As good as any of the other professional CAD packages i have used in the past.

Cons: No mid range pricing option. Always need an internet connection to use it. But this hasn't proved a huge problem.

Overall: Its great CAD functionality. Cloud storage. Powerful document and version control.

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Thanks for the great review, Michael! I'm happy to hear you've been enjoying Onshape so far. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if there's anything I can help with.

Super intuitive, very easy to pickup and start being productive

Aug 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's very easy and intuitive to use. It took me very little time to get comfortable and be productive. It also works seamlessly with my 3D printing tools.

Cons: I wish organic shapes were easier to create, and that curves didn't have to be restricted to a 2D plane, because it restricts what I can do in creating organic shapes.

Also, making arrays feels obtuse and I wish they were more resilient to changes.

When points overlap there doesn't seem to be any way to select the point that I want.

Overall: Parametric modeling was new to me, and I was able to get started much faster than with Fusion360. I tried the alternative and hated it.

Mechanical Engineer

Aug 18, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The functionality of Onshape is easy to use.
Onshape has an unbeatable price (premium and free) for the functionality.

Cons: I would like to have analysis tools (FEA, Flow, etc) for a better design application. Without these features (common to SolidWorks) this is a great drafting tool but lacks features as an engineering tool

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Michael! Thanks for taking the time to review Onshape. Have you had a chance to check out our App store? We have some partners that might suit your needs. Check it out at appstore.onshape.com and let me know if I can answer any questions!

I use OnShape to design parts for 3D printing.

Aug 18, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The interface is intuitive. Within the use of each tool, the options are clear and the workflow makes sense relative to your thought process.

Cons: More surface editing tools would be helpful. The latest additions to the software in this regard have been helpful. I would also like to import fonts.

Overall: Using the software in browser has been very helpful for remote work and sharing.

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Beth- I'm the Director of Customer Success here and I'd like to thank you for your review of Onshape! I'm glad to hear you've had a good experience so far. Please let me know if there's anything I can help with!

An easy to use, well-crafted CAD experience

Aug 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Automatic saving feature that includes version control and the ability to track all changes. I have never had the program crash and compromise my work like EVERY other CAD software has.

Cons: Not really a con but there are many updates happening and sometimes it is hard to keep up. Yet, I am happy to see Onshape continually seeking to improve and listen to customer needs.

Overall: Completely removes the common worry that the CAD program will crash and I will lose my work!

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Thanks for the great review, Bryce! I'm happy to hear you've been enjoying Onshape so far. If you haven't yet, I'd encourage you to check out the "what's new" page on the Onshape blog. We post with each release and there's a short video of the functionality to help keep you up to date! Hope that helps a bit.

Great implementation of cloud cad.

Aug 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Nothing to install, runs on nearly any platform and can be accessed anywhere online. Also combatible with nearly any cad file type.

Cons: Pricing is too high per month at least for my specific purposes. Although given a larger business context I think the pricing works.

Very easy to use application

Aug 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to learn User Interface. There was not a lot of training required to learn how to the program.

Overall: Ability to design more effectively.

Migrating from Solidworks to Onshape has been a nearly seamless experience.

Aug 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The workflow is very familiar to any Solidworks user, but with a lot of the superfluous constraints or other hindrances removed. Designing parts, part families and drawing in Onshape is intuitive, with plenty of resources available to answer questions if you run into stumbling blocks. The stability of the software has been flawless, with minor hiccups being rapidly fixed by the outstanding customer support team. I am advocating Onshape to every design engineer and startup I meet, it is that impressive.

Cons: The fact that it requires a live internet connection is a little bit of a logistical hassle when traveling between clients and working remotely. However, when compared to the issues that a lot of Solidworks users have interfacing with license servers remotely, the portability of the software is still market leading.

I like the tool, due to the easy access and easy learning tool.

Aug 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I only know onshape a cad tool, so I don't have much to compare with. There is a lot available training on YouTube, and invites from Onshape. I like the recording of sessions, for better timing of my lessons.

Cons: I got problems with solid functionality when exporting to step. I have reported the bug, but have not received any feedback

Very pleasant overall, impressed with a novel approach to every aspect of CAD modeling.

Aug 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I see more focus on tomorrow's needs rather than simply addressing today's. FeatureScript, In-context modeling enabling top down design which used to be cumbersome in the past, single work space for all my project documents, real-time collaboration and data management are some of the features I find to be greatly beneficial. Not having to worry about installation, updates or patches feels like being able to drive a car around while some one else is periodically and automatically taking care of all its maintenance work and also keep enhancing its performance. Being a designer, I am highly impressed with the intuitive interface and work flow, an aspect I draw inspiration from.

Cons: Length of feature list and its organization. Limitations arising from being a history based modeler - it would be preferable;
(a) if sketches can be freed from this hierarchy as long as they are not dependent on any feature
(b) better access to and management of parent/child relationships.
Not too happy about the drawing resolution/interface as my eyes are used to a better one. This could be due to browser's limitations. Shortcut keys are limited, would be better if sequence of keys (mapping) can be used.

Overall it has been excellent!

Aug 18, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Portability
Ease of creation
Equation driven parts and open source code
Excellent rendering
The data compression has improved immensely over the past year, much less hangups and lag in the upload/download.

Cons: No "offline mode" application. That would be hugely helpful when the internet connection bogs down or goes out. It grinds production to a halt. This is a major deterrent to continuing to use Onshape as my major cad program as my company scales.

Importing other cad models depending on file type can be difficult.

Overall: Portability
Rapid development time
No capital expense for software, able to lump cost into monthly overhead (not good long term solution, but good for startups)

Excellent value, Frequent Updates, Customer Service is second-to-none!

Aug 18, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Being 100% cloud-based allows accessibility from anywhere, on any device with no need for high computing power or installation. Combined with amazing collaborative capabilities, this makes Onshape an incredibly powerful tool to create, manage, and share projects.

Cons: The way that Onshape handles versioning, though capable, is rather difficult to get a solid handle on.

Overall: We are now able to not only view files sent from vendors and customers, but also to make quick changes or additions when needed, as well as design parts and workshop aids that increase the efficiency of our manufacturing operation.

Great for basic mechanical design. Integration of FEA, optical analysis - 3rd party comp improving.

Aug 18, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Simplicity - it is easy to learn with many valuable tutorials; being web based allows great laptop based modeling; Value - it is easy to add users.

Cons: Crashes - almost daily the software hangs, drawings are not easy to generate or customize i.e. inspection symbols/fonts/arrows, learning/using 3rd party apps is not intuitive. Too many emails from Onshape.

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Pete! Thanks so much for taking the time to review Onshape. I know you spoke to Jocelyn yesterday morning so please feel free to continue to reach out to her with feedback like this. We're looking forward to continue working together!

I am a consulting mechanical product designer with almost 25 years experience.

Aug 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The best thing about Onshape is that you can use any computer, tablet or phone as long as it has a browser. There is nothing to install, no "versions" to contend with, and I never lose my work because the software crashes.
Onshape is very intuitive for those coming from other 3D CAD packages, there are just a few work flow learning curves, (working with part studios) but other than that, very easy to learn.
Another great functionality of Onshape is the built in PDM. Onshape does not only allow you to build parts, moving assemblies, and drawings, you may also upload images, PDFs, Excel sheets, Word documents, etc. The ability to keep all of your files within a single Onshape document can save hours when tracking spec sheets and other pertinent information.
I use Onshape when my clients do not have or require a specific CAD program/software, it allows me to share the data with them and smoothly collaborate at all times. Most of my clients utilize SolidWorks and I try to move them over to Onshape whenever possible. Onshape works well with SolidWorks however, when there is a need for both, it allows for a lot of other options that were not there in the past.
Lastly, one more great thing about Onshape is that they are constantly updating the software, it gets better each month. Better still is the fact that the updates are automatic, there are no patches, just open your browser and its there waiting for you.

Cons: The only con I can really think of would be it's limitations through the past, but this is to be expected of a brand new software program. Not having the ability to develop sheet metal parts in the beginning was rough, but I also have to say, when Onshape does deliver on what is lacking, it's always above and beyond my expectations.

Overall: I try and get my clients to migrate to Onshape all of the time. The benefits I get from the software are too many to list, but some of my favorites:
No dedicated computer or server required
Built-in PDM system
Onshape always saves all of my work, all the time.

Being able to collaboratively create a model between engineers with OnShape is easy

Aug 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, especially after using other software previously. The UI elements make it intuitive to be able to create complex models, with tutorials always available if needed. Version control and ease of sharing parts and assemblies between engineers is something I've never had access to with other software. The availability of this feature with OnShape is amazing!

Cons: Large part studios or assemblies slow down the rendering time, dependent on internet availability and GPU of computer. Lack of surfacing techniques isn't needed, but it would be cool. Being able to calculate static forces across a part in an assembly would be great as well.

Overall: Being able to share assemblies with other engineers and intuitive UI

Years of work using both Solidworks and Pro/Engineer.

Aug 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: OnShape was easy to learn due to its similarity to other professional 3D CAD software. I really like the fact that the parts and assemblies all reside in one easy to navigate 'file' and the assemblies update as parts in the assembly are modified. Working in the cloud makes sharing of designs and maintaining versions and files very easy. The standard part apps are very nice to have available within the software environment. Being a cloud based product, I do not have to deal with installations. This is a big deal for me and was not something I anticipated being such a strength. The other benefit that derives from being a cloud based application is that I am always working with the most recent version. The cost of licensing is very reasonable.

Cons: Some of the tutorials don't explain the concepts from the beginning. I am not always able to figure out what I need to do to create a feature. Maybe I'm missing something, but I would like to be able to specify a hole or holes with a point and then reference other features off the center of a previously created hole, but I can't seem to be able to do that. This may be a training issue. The core of this issue is that I am not always able to reference features off of the feature I want to.

Overall: I always know I'm working with the most recent version of the software. Document management is handled for me by the application.

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Ed! Thanks for taking the time to review Onshape. I'd love to schedule a call to discuss some of your questions. Do you have some time next week to catch up?

Worked well for me once we found the correct browser.

Aug 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Web based. Can use on phone. Good customer service. Collaboration between multiple people on a project was nice.

Cons: Browser limitations, trying to bring in large models can be difficult. Loosing connection with the project can be annoying.

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Brian. Thanks for taking the time to review Onshape! I passed along some technical briefings to Jay earlier this week that should be helpful when it comes to importing and performance. Please let me know if I can help with anything else at this time!

A very good product!

Aug 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is very functional, pretty simple in use an not expensive. Very good for small business, where the product isn't too complicated. Also flexible subscription policy allows you to Dave money.

Cons: Sometimes it hangs up and requires page refresh. However, it happens not too often. Also some "how to" s would be improved to better understsnd

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Vadym! Thanks for reviewing Onshape! Very happy to hear you've had a good experience so far. Do you have more detail on what types of "how-to"s would be helpful? We have some technical briefings I can provide for you that may be helpful. Just let me know what you're looking for and I'll point you in the right direction.

I love it! The ability to jump from computer to computer and revision control cleaned up!

Aug 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Speed (once updating, computer, windows, internet)
Master modeling capabilities and part management within documents.
Revision and history control!
Being about to share designs with clients that are not software savy over the phone.

Cons: All functionality of solidworks isn't there (love the improvements every 3 weeks)
Drawing capabilities are lagging but are getting better.

Overall: My work has become significantly more organized, which I desperately needed!

Great CAD/PDM Tools allow me to create and control documents in electro-mechanical engineering

Aug 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Because I'm the only CAD person then being able to Share/Control documents with just a few clicks
is very important and saves me lots of time. And being able to import designs from my old Inventor CAD system.

Cons: No real issues; I pack a lot of information into assembly drawings and try to finish off in Onshape but sometimes have to push into 2d Draftsight to finish off. i.e. reduce line weights. Adding a circle and rectangle tool in drawings might help. If i could get my spreadsheet parts list into Onshape via Openbom would save a lot of time, I have mentioned this to Oleg.

Overall: Software is Easy to Learn with lots of Video's available and regular Webinars to cover updates

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Thanks for the review, Doug. Glad to hear you're continuing to enjoy using Onshape! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions I can help with!

I love how the Onshape team did, once again, redefine the CAD paradigm.

Aug 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The only real ubiquitous CAD software.
Available on multiple platform, Linux and Mobile included.
Very pleasing for the eye.

Cons: No complex 3D surfacing capabilities like Rhino.
Need to be a programmer to take advantage of FeatureScript.
Sometimes can be painful to work with with a slow connection.

Overall: Design, prototype and test products.

Onshape changed the way we do design, interact with customers, and saves us quite a bit of money

Aug 17, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The browser-based nature of Onshape and sharing capabilities are great strengths. We can share designs with infinitely varying levels of permissions from full editing and sharing to view only in anyone's browser. This means that instead of having one person with a clunky laptop during a design review, anyone can bring up the full assemblies and / or piece parts on whatever device they bring...including their phones. One of our customers uses SolidWorks as their design tool and we use our Onshape license to both work on and share designs for viewing that no one would get to look at if they weren't looking over our shoulders at the SolidWorks workstations.

Cons: One of the main issues with Onshape is that it depends on a solid internet connection. Early on, we had some internet drop-out issues at different job sites that we have shored up now by getting a better provider and adding a hotspot for portable reliability.

Overall: Flexibility. We can turn licenses on and off as needed, without having to go through painful installation procedures. If we need other capabilities (such as simulation, rendering, or math tools) that Onshape does not have built in, we can add apps that make it even more powerful.

A great CAD service that is similar enough to learn fast with superior mating and sharing capability

Aug 17, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: A great CAD service that is similar enough to learn fast with superior mating and sharing capability. The cloud based strategy is great for modern engineering. the mating system is superior to solidworks in my opinion.

Cons: Using the internet/cloud is a double edged sword, the positive is you can use a lower spec'ed machine (or even a phone or tablet) but you can't work with no connection. rare but severe downside.

Overall: The ability to share my models and a different system to CAD in when solidworks didn't have a solution.

My experience has been great. Support is awesome. Awesome. Could not be happier.

Aug 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: One of the greatest features is that I can use my Mac Book Pro with out running a virtual Windows! And the support and constant feature upgrades. I have had several suggestions that have been added in relatively short order. I love that I have a direct link to the developers thru the support system. OnShape is great.

Cons: It's hard to have a complaint, by the biggest one I still have is the dimensioning doesn't work well in sketches or parts of the software - but mostly in sketches. When dimensioning in sketches, the dim leader always goes to the center of the line for example. Which then makes it hard to dimension other things to the line, for example, because the leader is "over" the top of half of the line. It really makes it difficult.
Sometimes when dimensioning, a point to a line for example, the dim lines jump off a one of the entities and is just in the "air" - and the dim is wrong. It happens often, but is not easily repeatable. But it is a regular issue for me.

The only other thing would be the setting up drawing templates are not easy.

Overall: Too many to name. We are a small shop, this allows us to easily design products and communicate/share them with our vendors. Could not imagine using another product for design - I am an OnShape Evangelist.

Extremely reliable system which has most functions needed and also developing in a good speed.

Aug 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The cloud base system works well and is a robust engine. The multipart modelling give a designer a great way to design many parts together and reference them to each other. Also the user interface and the modelling logic is very easy to understand so its not cluttered with subsections of choices but an easy to comprehend and remember interface. Surfacing works nicely and also the assemblies

Cons: There are some little things missing like draft analysis that requires to use a second cad system just for this. Also drafting could have some more options as well as assembly parameters but I'm sure they will come there eventually.

Overall: mobility from cloud based system, fast implementation of a new system.

I do not loose information, it is grate. And no more crash, so I work very happy.

Aug 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The information that I create is safe. I do not need a big computer, so the big files can work fine. It not have crashes, so I do not lose time by that. The idea of work with multiple solids in a same "fiel" have a lot of advantage, and the assembly mate is faster.

Cons: I need to test the new surface tools, It was limited, but I see the tutorial and think that this new tools was strong.
I need to put my own profiles (or customise profiles) in weldment or structural tools.
The draft angle analysis is important.
The idea to use partners or apps, it grate, but It is expensive or maybe I need to understand how to use to pay only the time that I need. I do not have a risk to have a monthly charge in my credit card if I forget uncheck something.
Sometimes is important project a sketch or curve one surface.

Overall: It is a profesional CAD that can run in any computer. The cost is accesible.
And I think that have a new workflow or work method that have advantage and save time.

My favorite software I have ever used. You couldn't pay me to go back to Solidworks.

Aug 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: -Revision history of every document, back to the beginning of time.
-Never lose any work
-Easy and natural collaboration around the world
-Branching and merging
-Monthly automatic updates
-Built in scripting language allows unparalleled customization.
-Very well thought out GUI and tools makes parametric design natural

Cons: -Fewer tools than solidworks
-Internet connection always required (but who can really work without one?)
-Surfacing tools are still fairly basic (though constantly improving)

All projects readily available online is a game changer for my CAD workflow.

Aug 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Every project available online in my browser on any of my computers is the major benefit over traditional CAD software.

Cons: Too quick logout time and too cumbersome login procedure. Something like "Keep me logged in for one month on this computer" would help very much, essentially bringing me to where I left off when I go to the OnShape site.

Overall: All my projects available everywhere, and a good working CAD solution for my Linux laptop!

Love working in the cloud, but there are still a few features that I miss.

Aug 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Working in the cloud across multiple (portable) devices. Project document organization. Training material quality. Support responsiveness. Easy import from other CAD systems. Easy sharing with a link.

Cons: Couldn't find exploded view feature in drawings. Couldn't find part configuration feature. Linked documents are confusing to modify. Miss being able to run offline when my client doesn't have good wifi.

Overall: Great value.

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Paul! Thanks for taking the time to review Onshape. I'd love to schedule some time for us to catch up and discuss your feedback in more detail. Do you have some time early next week to chat?

Easy to use and powerful CAD

Aug 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Lots of essential features for professional mechanical CAD. Interface is intuitive and doesn't get in your way. Very easy to learn. Does not require a top of the line computer.

Cons: Internet connection required to use. Missing some surface repair features for dealing with broken imported models. That's it really.

Overall: Rapid CAD model development.

Seamless transition from using conventional 3D software, very easy to use and great support.

Aug 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, always up to date, multi-platform. Being self taught in CAD in general, I've found it very easy to get what I need out of the software. And it has improved my ability to discuss designs with clients.

Cons: The dependence on an internet connection can be a hindrance when walking clients through models in locations with poor internet connections like cafes and many corporate "guest wifi" locations.

Overall: Reduced design time, ease of alteration of manufacturing drawings. Helped tremendously in discussion with clients.

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi David! Thanks for taking the time to review Onshape. I'm happy to hear you've enjoyed your experience so far! Please don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything I can help with.

Developing at a good speed. Just hoping it can fully replace SolidWorks for drawings and analytics.

Aug 16, 2017
3/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
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Pros: It aids Colaboration by mutiple people being able to view and work on the same document at the same time.

Cons: Can't do everything we need it to yet. Especially certain aspects of drawings. It would be nice to save screen captures to make hand sketches on them and save them withfile.

Overall: I don't know what to say here.

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Rob. Thanks for taking the time to review Onshape! We have been working on some drawing improvements and will continue to for the foreseeable future. Please let me know if you'd like to discuss your feedback in more depth!

Onshape is intuitive

Aug 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Onshape allows me access to my files from any computer on the Cloud making saving files a thing of the past.
Very good sheet metal functionality. Like the fact that you can generate the folded form from a block.
New releases every six weeks or so!

Cons: Some commands have not caught up with other software yet. But Onshape will get there.
Would like to see more compatible products such as rendering etc

Overall: More cost-effective than Solidworks

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Simon! Thanks for taking the time to review Onshape. I'm happy to hear you've enjoyed your experience so far! Please don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything I can help with.

This is modern CAD

Aug 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is a modern CAD package benefitting from decades of development without the burden of tons of old code. Very efficient. Very user friendly.
Modelling some of the time on a big iPad Pro is something of a revelation - I actually prefer modelling in the sofa now!

Cons: Some useful features that are available in the browser version haven't yet been implemented on mobile.

I liked it from the first line a draw.

Aug 16, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Pros: Got access to all my construktions around the world without istalling any software.
Easy to use.
Good return on invest.

Cons: Missing some features especially for pressure vessel design. E.g. wrapping a reinforcement plate around a spherical part.
We try to use the interface to adopt our pressure vessel calculation to Onshape. This will anable our customers to use onshape. However, the interface is hard to program.

The personal support I got when evaluating Onshape was very impressive. I was quickly up to speed.

Aug 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The continuing support from the webinars for existing and new features is second to none. They are precise and clear. I always have new methods to try after watching one.

Cons: The main problem I have is:
No internet = No Onshape
A simple method of presenting designs to management teams would be use full. They are not interested of looking at loads of function icons. They only need to see the design.

Great for a Beginning Business

Aug 16, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: OnShape is an affordable CAD package for a business that is just starting out and has just a few users and is not interacting with many outside vendors or partners. By being accessible in a browser on any machine, it also makes great sense for a mobile and dispersed team.

Cons: At this time, it is not used by enough organizations to be useful once we grow. Many of the features that we will need come standard (albeit for a higher price) on the CAD packages that are more industry standard. And although the cloud-based implementation is great, it can sometimes be frustratingly slow. This would drag down productivity in a larger organization.

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Augustus. Thanks for taking the time to review Onshape! I'd love to schedule some time for us to catch up and discuss some of your feedback in more detail. Do you have some time next week to chat?

The mobility is great, wish you will get the local college to start using Onshape

Aug 15, 2017
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: Cloud solution is the future, mobility & connected. To be able to demo and view the dwg on the spot is excellent. I hardly carry my notebook, especially the issue on safety and snatch theft.
The feature is compatible to most 3D cad. The learning curve is low. For start up I pick up quickly. In case of trouble, I find the video tutorial very productive. Too bad I dont have time to join the Webminar. Especially the timing is on US time zone.
It will be great if you organize on site training, I am sure you can get a good turn out in KL. As a start you can help to build the local Onshape community. Like local fan group. It will allow cross learning.
I have idea of turning Onshape to purchase bidding. I am sure the machine shop and buyer will like this feature.
I am sure you aware of the supply chain bottle neck, Onshape is one small step from this topic.

Cons: lack of peer support therefore the problem solving on difficult topic is rather tough.
The pricing, it should use pay per usage instead pay per month. It is not attractive for random user like me.
The auto dimension feature need improvement.

Overall: I am more productive and easy access to a full 3D CAD.

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 16, 2017

Hi SF! Thanks for taking the time to review Onshape. I'm the Director of our Customer Success team and I'd love to connect and introduce you to your Customer Success Manager. If you're having difficulty finding answers to your questions, that team is going to be instrumental in pointing you in the right direction. Let's set up some time to discuss how we can help you!

Onshape is a great suit of cloud based tools but is pricy as soon as you leave the free tier.

Aug 15, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Onshape is very easy to use. The learning curve balances the suite's power with an intuitive UI that makes using the system a piece of cake for both amateurs and pros. It also offers a free tier to let users test its capabilities.

Cons: That said, the free tier is limited and is followed by a steep monthly price tag if you want to take advantage if more storage space and private designs.

Onshape is good but having used Synchronous Technology I prefer solid edge.

Aug 15, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Pros: its easy to use, cloud based makes it easier to use anywhere. Very simple design makes life easier but at times it can be slow.

Cons: Its slow in loading on internet. hard to manage files for one single project.I prefer Synchronous Technology on the Ordered one as its easier and makes it very easy to modify drawings.

Great CAD for the price. Your support guys are great, always friendly and quick to respond.

Aug 15, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Doesn't crash, very stable. It is easy to find what I'm looking for. I like how things like measurements are automatically available.

Cons: Some drawing deficiencies. Dual units on a drawing would be good. Also, curved centerlines. The drawings seem to be a bit prone to glitches - a little, not a lot.

Overall: This CAD is more than I expect, and getting better.

The future of CAD

Aug 15, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: No version management hassles, Rapid feature release schedule, mobile apps, pricing are all strong points of Onshape. Nothing beats being in a remote office or factory without your laptop, asking to use a computer and pulling up your entire CAD environment. It's only going to get better.

Cons: The current feature set is a little limiting, but is being rapidly addressed. Being cloud based (the other side of the cloud-benefit coin) means no access on a plane or in very low-bandwidth/high-latency applications. But honestly that doesn't factor much.

Overall: More agile development cycle, ability to access work from multiple locations without worrying about file access / management.

Very quick to pick up and simple, and features are being added as I run into the need for them

Aug 15, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to collaborate, easy to pick up and get started. More features are being developed and added. Pretty intuitive.

Cons: Mating parts together in assemblies vs creating multiple parts in one studio can get messy; took me a while to figure out how to arrange and organize pieces

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review Onshape! I'm glad to hear you've had a good experience so far. Please let me know if I can help with anything in regards to how to organize your documents. I'd be happy to schedule some time for us to discuss!

nice to work with. Not all functionality as I am used to (SolidWorks user)

Aug 15, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: flexibility (not only on 1 workstation)
possibility to use plug ins when needed (and only pay for plug ins used)

Cons: stil not possible to do all things as needed. It is still software in progress and some functions are still missing.

Overall: flexibility and better communication with partners, suppliers and customers.

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Frank! Thanks for your review. I'm your Customer Success Manager and I'd love to schedule some time to introduce myself and discuss your functionality feedback in more detail. Do you have some time next week to chat?

I love the capabilities that other CADs are not able to provide.

Aug 15, 2017
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
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Pros: The ability to work from my phone and talk on it at the same time. How easily it interfaces with other programs.

Cons: The learning curve of a new CAD. I am faster in the other CAD, so I tend to use that one more than Onshape.

Overall: I was on vacation on an Island and had no access to WIFI, but i was able to review a design and have a conversation about that design all from my phone.

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Josh! Thanks for taking the time to review Onshape. Have you had a chance to attend any of our trainings yet? You have access to both our live, instructor-led training as well as our self-paced training at learn.onshape.com. Please let me know if you're interested in taking a live training and I'll help you get registered!

Great for getting into 3d modelling

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: Ease of use compared with using other products, the low cost of this 3d design solution is ideal for anyone wanting to get into 3d modelling

Cons: Learning a new program always takes time, probably as I have been used to using solid works and Inventor it took a nice while to get used to the commands and certain ways to complete tasks.

Overall: Suited my needs at the time

I am happy with the product but it is slow in some instances

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Pros: I like the web based solution which makes it very collaborative. The tutorials are also well done and very informative which was a key reason I selected onShape.

Cons: it can be slow at times and it has no offline options. Some of the tutorials are outdated and do not reflect the current options which can make it confusing.

Overall: Access from multiple devices and a collaborative environment.

Great product that I enjoy, but it's not up to part with some other CAD software yet.

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: I like the constant updates. There is no yearly version, and thus no incompatibiltiy issues between yearly versions. I think controls and keyboard shortcuts are very intuitive and easy to learn. Since everything is on the cloud, I don't have to worry when I have to use Onshape on another computer (which happens frequently). Sharing my models with others is very easy.

Cons: Mirroring subassemblies isn't possible. Sometimes my internet connection is not great and thus Onshape begins to fail. I would rather have the traditional approach to CAD of creating parts and putting them together in assemblies.

Overall: Everything is on the cloud. I have storage freed up on my computer and I can access the software from any machine that has internet and a decent graphics card.

Great for general design work. Has some limitations but see constant improvment

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: I like the portability the most. I can work on an view the software on different computers and the th Ipad. I've also really enjoyed using the iPad app.

Cons: I was very unhappy that they moved away from the month to month model. This was one of the most compelling features. I could pay for the month I use it and not pay the ones I don't with out this, it begins to look like a watered down version of Inventor or Solidworks for not much less.

Onshape is an intuitive, accessible, and increasingly powerful CAD Package.

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: I like that it provides full functionality for free, and I appreciate that it is easy to use for beginners, but also extremely customizable (using its open FeatureScript language) for us expert users. It doesn't have a typical PDM system, but rather a very intuitive way to compare, branch, and merger different versions of the same design. The ability to collaborate in real time is unbelievable, and allows me to work alongside my clients, which they love. No more waiting for an email update or the new CAD files.

Cons: There is no graphics lag, but sometimes, it takes a while to access larger assemblies (couple hundred components). The performance increases each month (as does the global internet bandwidth) but it still loses today in a heads-up speed race against a local CAD program on a high-performance machine.

Overall: Ability to collaborate with others and develop products from any device, anywhere in the world.

This is is the right way to design a 3D CAD program!

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: Onshape has all the functionality I need, but the ease of use blows all other CAD programs out of the water.

Cons: Usually anything I find that I dislike is due to something I haven't learned yet, but I don't like that the entire part turns yellow when I click on one of its surfaces to constrain it.

Overall: Onshape sped up part design. The workflow is really concise.

Generally very positive, but the software tends to be 'quirky'

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: It doesn't use up memory space on my computer. I like the variety of mate choices. I like the price.

Cons: When the internet goes down I have nothing. Mating parts seems to require a lot more scrolling in and out as compared with SolidWorks.

Overall: I was able to provide CAD models to my clients when I could not afford SolidWorks

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Frank! Thanks for your review. Our mating works a bit differently than most people are used to with some of our competitors, but we've found that once customers master it they prefer our method. I've provisioned you with access to one of our self-paced learning courses that focuses on mates. Hopefully that helps a bit! You can access it with your Onshape login at learn.onshape.com. Let me know if you need additional help!

Has the possibility to be the new CAD paradigm like SolidWorks was back in 96 when I left 2D CAD

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: Support is responsive, pricing is fine, love the 'pay by the use' subscription format for advanced features seldom used like FEA. Will be a great all around CAD platform for small flexible companies like ours when its fully featured. I'm very interested in seeing what CAD designed without 20 years of baggage will look like when OnShape is mature.

For the amateur, hobbyist, and students; Onshape should be the first system they learn on. Back in the day I used to steer these people to Alibre when asked for a 3D CAD recommendation because they likely couldn't justify the high entry price of SolidWorks and its maintenance. My hope is that Onshape gets this market and most of the small businesses like ours.

I do recommend that Onshape come up with a lower tier plan between free and the current paid plan that allows really small organizations to grow in their financial commitment over time. Something token priced per user limited to forum support and limited cloud memory for a longer term test drive. This could accelerate Onshapes replacement of SW because small commercial users can start experimenting without the public files. Picture rouge Engineers in a company already paying for SW that might want to show something to management and shouldn't have to pay per month personally to keep a small amount of company files private!

Cons: OnShape is not quite ready for us to use on our bigger projects. Like watching the Matrix movies I'm dying to figure out how they keep 'branches' and the current 'versioning' paradigms and also allow part and assembly configurations that should not require an exact linear history. I really hope they do better than the Matrix movies in closing the loop.

If they were more open about when we could expect 'configurations' to be ready, my team might be able to jump to bigger projects sooner. But modeling without 'configurations' is really hard for those of us who grew up on SW. It is the king of all built in work-arounds in my design methodology and the longer I try doing things in Onshape the more I realize configurations are a key requirement of mine.

They also need to get conical and cylindrical sheet metal as this is sending me back to SolidWorks on some simple jobs I should have gotten done in Onshape, even without configurations.

I have less Pros than Cons to talk about at the moment, but my true feelings are demonstrated by the fact that I'm still investing my time in using the software as much as I can, I'm hoping that this can be our primary CAD system in the next 6 to 24 months. SW didn't have that much to offer by 1998 so OnShape is likely comparable in its advancement along this path.

Overall: No real benefits yet, but hopeful.

Onshape had helped streamline my business and increase productivity.

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: Work from anywhere on any machine. Never worry about saving again. Versioning is simple. No more confusion as to latest file.

Cons: The whole wold isn't on it yet. Surfacing is getting way better, but still has room for improvement.

Overall: Work is way more efficient and effective.

Easy to learn but powerful 3D CAD that runs on any device. Think Google Docs for CAD.

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: 1) intuitive, clean and accessible user interface.
2) cloud based which runs on any device. No powerful hardware required. You can CAD on your couch on your iPad.
3) no files, no installs, no hassle
4) great support

Cons: 1) larger models with hundreds of parts and lots of features become a bit slow.
2) need more surface and spline features.

Overall: Recreated a 92 year old 160 feet wooden schooner. The ultimate goal is to preserve the vessel in a digital format for education and future restoration projects. In the process of 3D printing the model in 1/60 scale.

I found the tool easy to understand and quick to learn.

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: The part studio is what caught my attention right off as well the in context availability now incorporated.

Cons: The drafting section is getting better but has a way to go.
Would like to see the sketching tool ported into drawings.

Overall: Quick time to learn and begin using.
Price is better than most in it's category.

1st time CAD user. Steep learning curve for me, but it's a great program, value & customer support.

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: I love the fact that the program is browser based. It makes is immensely easy for me to switch from my Windows desk top computer at work to my mac lap top at home.

Cons: I'd like to see continued improvement in the drawings tools. I still struggle to achieve what ought to be relatively simple functions. I also notice some inconsistency in some functions and I'm not sure why. Example: pulling a dimension from the center point of a radius to another point or line. I often cannot get the program to see the cross hairs of the center, whereas a minute before, it would. Weird.

Overall: Got my start on CAD with relatively little hassle!

Very good software for mechanical design and design sharing/team design projects

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: I like the features and ease of reusing existing geometry. It easily allows for multi-body part modeling and enables the parts to be treated as individual parts with their own properties etc. The architecture of program makes it one of the fastest I have ever used for conceptual design and then easily transitions the designs into production.

Cons: The learning curve switching from solidworks/pro-E was a little steeper than I anticipated but, once we made the switch, the benefits really started to payoff. Although it can import and edit 2D dwg type files, it is not a good solution or does not have the ability to create 2D as easily as an autocad program when creating schematics or the like (the drawing package for documenting Onshape files is very functional).

Overall: Design agility and speed are the largest benefits I see. We are a smaller company and work with a larger number of outside vendors for manufacturing and engineering work. This has by far made that process much easier and eliminated the wasted time and money associated with giving an outside firm access to our vault for file transfer. It is very nice to be able to collaborate in real time with the outside world, both on the design and manufacturing side, by simply sharing a file with a person, company or team (internal of external).

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Thanks for the positive review, Jeremy! We're looking forward to working closer with you and the team over the next few months.

best CAD platform ever...

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: Its the Google Docs of CAD. The convenience of being able to get to your model from ANYWHERE is amazing...I often use with GoGo internet on airplanes...in most cased it, works great

Cons: some of the versioning and assembly stuff is complicated and needs to be well understood. I mostly part model ...so I don't spend the time learn the other stuff

Life Changing

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: Constant improvements to the product / capabilities, great communication with users, and excellent service.

Cons: No ITAR support. Performance can still be an issue based on the capability of the machine / graphics card. It limits where my team and I can access the tool.

Overall: Organization and version control of our CAD files. Collaboration and SPEED of DEVELOPMENT

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Todd- Thanks so much for taking the time to review Onshape. We appreciate the feedback and, as always, please feel free to reach out if you need anything else!

I have been using Onshape as the primary CAD system of my startup company for two years

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: In context editing is very nice, and allows for new design practices without risk of circular references. Modelling and sketching tools are straightforward and efficient. Direct DXF export is great to go to production quickly.

Cons: Speed is sometimes an issue when linking different docs or working on huge part studio. The sheet metal tools could be more robust to support mirroring and more complex operations.

Overall: Good value cad package where I can work from anywhere without even thinking of files and versions, integrates well with cloud google apps.

Very easy to use, simple conversion from SolidWorks and I love the sharing options

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: I love working on the cloud as it allows me to multitask very effectively without massive computing power. I also like the ability to share documents with customers and collaborators effectively.

Cons: There are some fairly common features available in other packages that are still not available in Onshape, but I'm sure they'll be coming soon.

OnShape is easy to use. Easy to make the move from another CAD system.

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: I love that I can hop onto any computer and access all my documents that I may need. I love that I am able to do full editing from any computer as well. I love that customer support always answers so quickly and will help you with your problem. They even help with work arounds, if what you want is not now accessible. I love that they have updates every few weeks and notify us about them. They come in handy! When mating assemblies, fewer mates are needed when compared to other CAD systems.
Love that I can "follow" someone and view their screen.
OnShape is improving every weekly and I'm loving it more and more.

Cons: Dislike when I want to share only one specific version with a certain person, they still have the option to view "Main", which is work in process.

Overall: Accessible anywhere internet is accesible

Good software, getting better, sometimes frustrating

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: Cloud based, web browser based, many CAD tools and features available, inexpensive compared to other mid range CAD systems, great support, and no admin of CAD software on local machines

Cons: Often works rather differently than other CAD systems or has quirks in the same commands common to other CAD programs. Within Onshape, commands that are common to modifying a solid and a sketch (for example, add a fillet) act quite differently in the two areas. Adapting to these quirks makes it hard to quickly come up to speed and somewhat frustrating.

Overall: Inexpensive CAD, good collaboration, cloud/web based

Highly portable and always improving

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: My number one favorite feature is the portability. This software is the most available CAD software out there. No software to install, all I need is a web browser and I am right there with my projects. No other parametric CAD system can match that.

Cons: The biggest con I have for the software is the lack of features. However, due to its roots in the web the software is always being updated and features are always being added.

Overall: The cost benefit of using Onshape versus any traditional installed CAD was a major factor in chosing. With traditional CAD not only is a license to use the product very expensive, but each year you must pay an additional fee to receive the updates. On top of the software costs you must also have a PC suitable to run that software. With Onshape I have a reasonable yearly subscription and the only installed software required is a web browser.

OnShape is magic. It's what I always dreamed CAD could be.

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: Runs on any machine, never loses my work, is stupid easy to share, and allows me to modify solid model geometry made in other software.

Cons: Dealing with assemblies or studios with 100+ bodies. It doesn't matter if I computer with a unicorn for a CPU and GPU, OnShape still becomes unbearable slow with full assemblies.

Overall: No longer tied to any machine; my CAD moves with me everywhere to any machine.

Great experience!

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: The fact to have everything online! being able to access all my project from everywhere. And access all the history of it!

Cons: The price is a bit expensive I think, it would be nice to have a price depending on the number of day use, let say I am using it only 15 days per month, I would pay the pro-rata.

Migrating from Solidworks does pose some challenges and parts do not always import properly

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: Flexibility and workflow from the platform and the fact that we can have engineers working remotely easily. Great cooperation too.

Cons: So so Solidworks integration as models do not always import properly. Also a lot of the features are harder for Solidworks users to grasp.

Overall: Flexibility and cost effective

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Patrick! Thanks for taking the time to review Onshape. I'd love to schedule some time to dive into your feedback a bit deeper. Do you have a chance to catch up early next week?

Very easy to use and great interface. Intuitive. Some functionalities and features are missing.

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: How easy it is to organize the documents. Makes our lives easier to create different projects and share it with the rest of the team. Interface is easy and intuitive, and mating is also more fun and faster than in any other cad I tried.

Cons: Some features like applying different colors to a part, mirroring in assembly, duplicating assemblies, more options inside drawings... I guess it is just a matter of time until it gets to the level of other softwares in the market.

Overall: Document sharing and easy interface.

My favorite CAD system right now

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: Independent of operating system. Nothing to install. Interface is very similar to Solidworks which I got started on. Built in version control is awesome.
I use CAD mostly for inspecting models these days, and OnShape is more than sufficient for that. The measurement tools are really convenient.
Very affordable and easy to get licensed.
iPhone/iPad app is a big plus -- I've done modeling in a coffee shop on a whim while waiting for brunch, how cool is that!

Cons: Some step files that open fine as closed body solids in Solidworks would only show up as a set of surfaces in OnShape. Large assemblies are slow.

Very intuitive software to use, many features, great customer support.

Aug 15, 2017
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Pros: The web access is the best feature, but the automatic saving, the branching and versioning, and being able to draw an edge of an existing feature into a new sketch are also very helpful.

Cons: The worst part is that there is no free, easy way to do quality finite element analysis for stress and strain calculations.

Overall: Ability to work remotely from a laptop rather than on a single desktop, ability to share documents between users and non-users.

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Elissa! Thanks for taking the time to review Onshape. We appreciate your feedback. Please let me know if you'd like to discuss further on a call!

Very complete and easy to use CAD system for a reasonable price

Aug 14, 2017
4/5
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Pros: - Cloud system: all documents in one place
- Very good user interface
- FeatureScript: helps us to automate some tedious tasks
- Continuous development with updates that are automatically in place
- Prompt and adequate response to support questions

Cons: - Graphic performance could here and there (e.g. sketching) be improved
- Sometimes files are hard to find (you have to think about how to organize them with labels etc)

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Jascha. Thanks for taking the time to review Onshape. I'd love to schedule some time to talk through our best practices for organizing documents. Do you have some time next week to catch up with our Technical Services team?

Future of CAD

Aug 14, 2017
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Pros: Cloud benefits such as no file management, version control and the ability to work collaboratively. Pricing is also much better than competitors, and allows us to easily add team members.

Forward thinking approach to CAD with many innovations

Cons: Onshape is not as developed as more mature CAD software, such as SolidWorks. Not all features are available yet, however every couple weeks new functionalities are added.

Overall: OnShape allows our team to work more efficiently, and save time.

Vendor Response

by Onshape on August 25, 2017

Hi Steven- Thanks so much for your review of Onshape! I'm glad to hear you've had a good experience so far. Please let me know if there's anything I can help with!

I have done a lot with the OnShape tool, more than I was able to with ProE Creo.

Aug 13, 2017
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Pros: Ease of use, and the interaction with the developers. The training webinars, and interest in helping the users. The ability to make user features is really interesting, and I have used is some. I am still learning...but it has been very positive experience so far. The integrated versioning tools are also quite helpful, and well thought out. I was using the tool almost daily, but lately, conflicting work has taken me away...have to get back.

Cons: My machines use chains, and the tools inability to deal with those, especially in an assembly, is problematic. Parts that move in 3-space when the chains move, is key also. I tweaked a pulley example, that works partially in a part window, but then disappears in the assembly. Sprockets and chain details - I have not incorporated...but those still do not move the sprockets. Also, part of the machines are cables. here I mean force transmitting cable, not electrical ones. Lining up sheaves, and visualizing the cable paths would also be a great addition. I am hoping these get supported eventually. The last thing I will mention is no external interface. I am developing the control software for the machines, but i cannot pass the kinematic and dynamic data in and how to have the software run the machine, so I am forced to investigate video game software engines to do that...That has useful results, but makes for a more complex integration and evaluation effort. I feel like I am unloading here, but the ideas might be food for thought.

Overall: I had the opportunity to investigate some complex design issues, and try out some solutions, though I have not finished yet. I had tried this in ProE, but I found it too hard to use, and the software update issues were beyond painful...

Onshape have been fantastic right from the Beta stage when we joined them

Aug 12, 2017
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Pros: Fully cloud based
Easy to use
Great existing features
New features every 3 weeks
Support team are fantastic and responsive - so far always responded on the same day
Actively listen to new feature requests
App store provides great 3rd party functionality
The Featurescript addition provides so much flexibility

Cons: The folder organisation could do with some enhancements
Auto part labelling would be a massive help
Animated movie functions would be great

Overall: Cloud based straight away opened up so many potentials for us as a new startup company. The feature list has constantly been expanding and covered our minimum requirements very quickly, and now is bursting with fantastic features and a very helpful support team behind it.

Great new upcoming software

Aug 12, 2017
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Pros: Great cloud based design software with essential tools to help designers create detailed 3d models quickly. The live collaborative part is super helpful when you have multiple people working on the same file. It also tracks what changes were made by which user.

Cons: User interface could have been more intuitive. The software takes a lot of ques from Solidworks which is not the primary design software for many architects. Take some time to get used to the work environment. It is also difficult to create 2D drawings.

Cloud access and storage is industry leading. Easy to use and organize parts. Updates and improves

Aug 11, 2017
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Pros: Storage is in the cloud, CAD is browser based, sharing & collaborating is quick and easy, no more cumbersome pdfs, surfacing is improving and history tree/rollback is consistent and "crash" free. Production drawings can be produced to a professional level. I look forward to rendering in Onshape, rather than an app.

Cons: Sometimes updates are pushed out and they are not thoroughly tested. Advanced users like me should be paid to test the new functions to a high standard. Cloud security concerns me. I'd like to hear more about how Onshape modernize and protect against cyber threats. Be proactive, not reactive.

Overall: Design iterates quickly, communication is smooth, models and drawings look professional, data can't be lost, access is anywhere, including phones and best of all, using this software makes me lots of money :)

A decent tool that shows promise, but has a ways to go.

Aug 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that I don't need to install anything, and if I want to share a model, the person who I'm sharing with doesn't need to install anything either. I can also do CAD work on Linux just as well as Windows!

Cons: It feels like the "official" release came too early, i.e., didn't have enough features, like sheet metal tools, drawings, etc. It also seems like the branching and merging strategy had good intentions, but is not quite to the level of flexibility that software version control systems (Git) give.

Over all I am very happy with the product and its features with a couple of key issues to be sorted.

Aug 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Fantastic feature rich environment with a high degree of usability.
The git style version control and remote access are easily the most valuable features.
The tool goes well beyond a basic feature set and dives into a number of more complex areas. The ever growing feature capability.

Cons: The cost model still lacks a dedicated "startup" level where IP is protected but service (file count or size?) is limited. This pricing tier is critical to startup companies who cannot afford to spend most of their operating budget on even the Onshape business plan.

The lack of windows touch and pen support (specifically the Microsoft surface) at this stage is startling. I've read the forums where it is said to be a limitation of the operating system it self but I'm having a hard time understanding that. Google Maps has figured this out so the capability is there.

Overall: Portability of my design data.
Easy collaboration with my colleagues.
Effortless and thoughtless retention and backing up of data.
Effortless and thoughtless version control.

This changes the dynamic for collaborative development.

Aug 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really like the architecture for creating multiple parts within the same file. The cloud-based integrated PLM solution is really the what I need. I love the ability to just send a link for my client to review CAD.

Cons: Nothing. There is a bit of a learning curve in regards to document management as it is a paradigm shift.

Overall: I don't have to invest in workstations. My engineers can be working together on a complex assembly and not cross each other up. I often need to share CAD with my clients and the portability of a cloud-based file is great.

It has been great to use and invaluable in design reviews.

Aug 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Your files are on the cloud.
It's always being updated.
No need for powerful Cad station.
Files can be shared easily and securely.

Cons: Part organisation need to be thought out in a different way to my previous experience. Adding your own purchased is tricky for multi document use. I haven't found an easy way to add them yet with an easy ability to update. Thus part is a very different process to what I'm use to.

Overall: Can be used anywhere!

It's a great system written by wonderful people

Aug 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Cloud, No files, Easy access, No load or install, Consistent interface, Timely updates, Great support.

Cons: Assemblies & Project level design, Too few people use it, Surfacing could be more consistent and organized.

Overall: Collaboration, Getting everyone on the same page, Sharing & controlling information, getting everyone onboard using it.

Onshape has been a terrific platform to create my ideas and follow through to design completion.

Aug 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, intuitive , collaboration capabilities, online based - applications store is excellent - love the fact I can add functionality on a use (time) basis. Support is excellent and super responsive. iOS apps are well designed and laid out. Pricing is very competitive.

Cons: No offline mode - I know it needs a connection, but as a avid sailor it would be nice to work without a cellular connection, as one is only available close to shore. Could there be a offline mode like fusion 360? Also it does require a decent internet connection, so even if i have coverage, sometimes it takes a long time to load the models.

Overall: It allowed me to enter the exciting world of 3D design and CAD/CAM

I'm only an intern in an engineering department, but with a little CAD experience, Onshape is GREAT!

Aug 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Unlike other CAD systems I've used in school, Onshape has been way better to understand and use, without the guidance of a teacher to help. The movements, shortcuts, and all the features help me complete projects, efficiently, and in great haste.

Cons: For those that haven't used CAD programs or don't use them often like me, I wish there was a longer/ more in depth tutorial system that told you more about all the commands. I still took me some time to be able to understand the system before attacking a project with it.

Overall: Onshape provides all the tools I need to plan out and design projects and Ideas even if they don't fall through. It saves time, and money with its simple use and application.