Onshape Coverage

Industry Press and Analysts

  1. Onshape Released. Parametric 3D CAD in the Browser is Here
    – do CAD on any device, even a Chromebook, it’s free, best collaborative features, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 9, 2015
  2. Redefining CAD for New Generation; Onshape Debuts – latest professional CAD products, stands out as a cloud-based tool designed to foster collaboration, Kathleen Maher, GraphicSpeak, Mar 9, 2015
  3. Onshape Beta Goes Live – Start Your Engines, modeling toolsets are ‘light,’ online requirement may be a flaw, but today its a new game with new rules and Onshape is exciting, Al Dean, DEVELOP3D, Mar 9, 2015
  4. Onshape: The True Cloud CAD, Can the New CAD Undermine the Positions of Its Predecessors? – cloud/browser/mobile application, versioning &collaboration,  standard MCAD functionality,  more, Nikolay Snytnikov, isicad.com, Mar 10, 2015
  5. Onshape = SOLIDWORKS + Google Docs – best feature is that it’s free, demo shows fast response, unified data system and container files, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Mar 10, 2015
  6. Onshape Comes Out Swinging, Changes MCAD Pricing Forever – includes comparison to Autodesk Fusion 360, which seems to be more capable, Adam O’Hern, SolidSmack, Mar 9, 2015
  7. What You Need to Know About Onshape – leadership team, key differentiators, what it can do and what it cannot, latency, competing products, pricing, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, Mar 10, 2015
  8. Ten Things You Need to Know About Onshape – free, history-based/parametric, pure cloud, Parasolid-base, more, Ralph Grabowski, UpFronteZine, Mar 9, 2015
  9. newOnshape: The Day After a New Dawn for 3D CAD – Onshape leaves good first impression, beginning of new direction for design/engineering tools, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Mar 12, 2015 (more Onshape articles)
  10. newOnshape 3D CAD Now Open for Business; Use for Free; Pay for Privacy – all-star team creates innovative design software and a novel business plan, Randall Newton, Consilia Vektor, Mar 9, 2015
  11. Keep Eyes Peeled for Onshape: the Next Generation in CAD Software – ‘premium’ model should provide viral growth, Bob Warfield, CNCCookbook, Mar 6, 2015
  12. Onshape – A New Way to CAD – may not be in the same league as SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge and Inventor, but definitely looking at changing the current CAD paradigm, Jeff Mirasola, Jeff’s Toolshed, Mar 9, 2015
  13. Onshape’s Here! Finally, We Can Talk About It – browser-based CAD interesting, a good start, Monica Schnitger, Mar 9, 2015
  14. Onshape Technology and Pricing Demolish CAD Accessibility Barriers – free and $100/month pricing is disruptive, Bruce Jenkins, Monday, Ora Research, Mar 9, 2015
  15. Onshape: Cloud-Based CAD Opens to Public Beta – intuitive, browser-based 3D CAD system, handles data management, offers easier collaboration, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Mar 9, 2015
  16. Onshape – the Future of CAD, Matthew Loew, ENGINEERING.com, Mar 8, 2015
  17. PLM Thoughts After Onshape Public Beta – PLM systems will be exposed to level of new integration challenges, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Mar 9, 2015
  18. newOnshape Begins the Dance of the Seven Veils – summary of statements made by founder on upcoming Onshape release, Randall Newton, Consilia Vektor, Jan 13, 2015

Tech, Financial and Business Press Coverage

  1. Jon Hirschtick Opens Up About Onshape, Why it was Created, What it Does, What it Doesn’t – interview with founder, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, Mar 9, 2015
  2. newAutodesk Detects a tremor in the Force – emerging OnShape means one certainty: Apple Mac users win, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 13, 2015
  3.  SOLIDWORKS Vets Raise $64M for Onshape – ex-SOLIDWORKS employees will attempt to modernize CAD, Erin Griffith, Fortune, Mar 9, 2015
  4. Can 50-somethings Rekindle Startup Magic? – though most startups have younger leaders, investors betting on ‘winning Super Bowl team,’ Scott Kirsner, Boston Globe, Mar 9, 2015
  5. After 3 Years And $64M In Seed Funding, Onshape Launches The Mother Of All Products – Danny Crichton, TechCrunch, Mar 9, 2015

Hands-On Reviews

From CAD Companies

  • Onshape Goes Public with ‘Beta’  – with this announcement, founder Jon Hirschtick invites users to try the much anticipated CAD program, Onshape blog, Mar 9, 2015
  • Setting the Record Straight – Autodesk CEO dismisses hype surrounding launch of Onshape, takes exception with claims made by Onshape, as other vendors, including Autodesk with their Fusion 360, have had cloud based applications for years, Carl Bass, Autodesk’s In the Fold, Mar 9, 2015
  • Carl Bass and Jon Hirschtick Are in Agreement About Future of CAD –  leaders of Autodesk and Onshape have same views on yesterday’s tools failing today’s engineers, changes in computing design worlds, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Feb 6, 2015


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