to Bring 3D Drawings, Electrical CAD on a Single Platform
IPOH, Malaysia, Oct 21, 2020 – Radica Software, the developer of cloud-based electrical computer-aided design software (ECAD), announced that it has partnered with Onshape Inc. Both companies have agreed to integrate their technologies to provide end-to-end drawing solutions for engineers around the globe. The integration makes it easy and efficient for engineers to complete product designs using 3D CAD software together with Electra Cloud’s 2D electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic drawings, in real-time, all within a single online platform on Onshape. This offering is already available, and users can now subscribe to Electra Cloud directly from Onshape’s app store.
Thomas Yip, CEO of Radica Software said, “We are thrilled to have collaborated with Onshape, especially when we both share the same values by providing fully cloud-based CAD solutions that will greatly benefit users and boost their productivity.”
Joe Dunne, head of developer relations from Onshape said, “Electra Cloud offers a perfect complement to Onshape. Our customers need the ability to add 2D schematics, logic diagrams, and many other use cases that Electra handles very well. Using Electra Cloud, our customers will now be able to create and share smart schematics directly in their Onshape documents.”
Users may also share parts, designs, and symbols so they can be reused throughout the entire company. This eliminates tedious repetitive tasks and frees up engineers’ time so they can focus on important priorities to improve bottom line.
Yip explained, “The world is seeing a rise in remote working due to the Covid-19 pandemic. So, it is crucial for workforces to be equipped with smart tools that designing project team members can use simultaneously regardless of their locations. This is where the partnership with Onshape plays a role during this tough time — making real-time collaborative work possible as well as it helps reduce errors and rework burdens for users.”
Onshape and Radica Software already have plans for deeper integration within the coming months. For example, users will be able to customize Electra Cloud with a plugin that will extract information from Onshape and automatically populate electrical drawings. Conversely, electrical drawings made on Electra Cloud can also insert parts into 3D Onshape drawings, for workflow management or even simulations.
The partnership with Onshape is the first for Electra Cloud since its launch in early 2020. Radica Software is also looking to widen its market reach through partnerships with other industry players around the world.
About Radica Software
Founded in 2005, Radica Software focuses on producing smart and fast electrical computer-aided design or ECAD software for electrical engineers, improving their productivity and efficiency in electrical, controls, and automation fields. In 2020, Radica Software launched the world’s first fully browser-based electrical CAD software. Since its inception, Electra has been used by engineers from over 50 countries, all over the world including USA, Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, and South Korea. Radica Software is headquartered in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Visit Radica Software’s website at https://radicasoftware.com.
Onshape is a next-generation SaaS design platform that speeds up product development. It’s an all-in-one system that combines CAD, release management, workflow, collaboration, analytics, admin tools, and an API with more than 50 engineering applications. Onshape helps extended design teams work together faster and helps executives make better business decisions with real-time analytics and unprecedented visibility into their company’s design and manufacturing processes.
Founded in 2012, Onshape was acquired by PTC in November 2019 and will operate as a SaaS business unit within the company.
For more information, visit www.onshape.com.