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Onshape FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Onshape offer?

Onshape has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $1500.00/year
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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Q. Who are the typical users of Onshape?

Onshape has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Onshape support?

Onshape supports the following languages:
English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese


Q. Does Onshape support mobile devices?

Onshape supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Onshape offer an API?

Yes, Onshape has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Onshape integrate with?

Onshape integrates with the following applications:
SimSolid, KeyShot, Duro, Mastercam, OnScale Solve, SimScale, ESPRIT


Q. What level of support does Onshape offer?

Onshape offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Chat, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

Onshape product overview

Price starts from

1500

/user

Per year

What is Onshape?

Onshape is a 3D CAD solution designed for agile design & engineering teams, with complete functionality for modeling parts and assemblies, and creating production drawings. The built-in version control and collaboration tools allow multiple users to work on the same data without overwriting each other’s edits, and enables the performance of tasks in parallel to compress design cycles.

Key benefits of using Onshape

  • All design steps are recorded, creating an audit trail of changes, and previous design versions can be restored to compare variations and recover from mistakes.

  • When modeling parts, users can directly resize holes and fillets, move or replace faces, delete surfaces, and simultaneously edit multiple parts.

  • Custom features can be created using Onshape’s open-source programming language, FeatureScript.

  • Onshape’s assembly modeling capabilities include assembly restructuring, in-context editing of parts, mechanical relations definition, snap mating, dynamic assembly motion, and more.

  • Onshape can read and write files in a range of formats, including SOLIDWORKS®, Rhinoceros®, and Autodesk AutoCAD® data, and allows users to store data in any file format within documents, with native viewing of TXT, PDF, JPEG, PNG, MOV, and MP4 files.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    Chat
    FAQs/Forum
    Knowledge Base

    Training options

    Live Online
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Videos

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    Onshape features

    Functionality

    4.1

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    Total features

    51

    4 categories

    Most valued features by users

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    API
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    Reporting/Analytics
    Workflow Management
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    Onshape users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.5

    /5

    313

    Positive reviews

    93

    %

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.96/10
    Rating distribution

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    Pros
    Then I realized that I could myself produce my own 3D models and I found on Onshape the perfect tool for it. It also has great features that allows you to produce perfect models.
    This is because Onshape is so portable, stable and reliable. It is a solid solid modeler with some very thought through features that are tested with the community before deploying it into the wild.
    The stability of the software has been flawless, with minor hiccups being rapidly fixed by the outstanding customer support team.
    Cons
    Lack of offline caching causes Models to need to be reloaded when experiencing poor network coverage such as riding down the interstate while working on a customer design.
    Printing is a bit of a pain; gotta export / download file and then print.
    It is training and support that differentiates competitors. Onshape training is totally inadequate in my experience.

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    Joao Victor B.

    EIT

    E-Learning, 1,001-5,000 employees

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    Overall Rating

    We finish faster with a better project

    Reviewed a year ago

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    Speaker 1: My name is Joao. I'm a mechatronics engineering student at Ontario Tech University. We have...

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    Andrew D.

    Teacher

    Education Management, 51-200 employees

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    Overall Rating

    As advertised, Google Docs for 3D design.

    Reviewed 3 years ago

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    Andrew D.: My name's Andrew, I'm a high school teacher and I'd give Onshape five out of five stars. What...

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    Sebastian G.

    Used daily for less than 6 months

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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

    Reviewed 7 years ago

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

    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.

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    David C.

    Railroad Manufacture, 1-10 employees

    Used weekly for 6-12 months

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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

    Reviewed 7 years ago

    No real benefits yet, but hopeful.

    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...

    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...

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    Jeremy D.

    Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 11-50 employees

    Used daily for 6-12 months

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    Fairly easy to use after a lot of training. Extremely frustrating at times. Sad emoji.

    Reviewed 6 years ago

    none that i could not get in a more professional software

    Pros

    The fastener mate command is useful. I also like the documentation set up. It makes it easy to find parts specific to an assembly I create. They finally implemented the configuration option which is helpful. That is about it though

    Cons

    I do not like part studio set up. Inserting parts into a part studio get extremely frustrating when I insert said part studio into an assembly and it inserts all the parts in the part studio without their orientation towards each other and they do not follow the tramsform command. It also inserts the parts individually. I also loathe that when (about 20% of the time) I make a drawing for an assembly...

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    Joshua R.

    Research, 1,001-5,000 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Excellenty CAD collaboration platform.

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    We are a non-profit research university, so we use their Education license. The ability to get all the players in an instrument design on the same digital document is invaluable to us!

    Pros

    The collaborative features allow us to work in remote teams, often on different continents and time zones. Visual communication crosses language barriers better than any other means we know of.

    Cons

    The lack of well-integrated CAM makes the final step in engineering solutions a bit harder than some other packages.

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    Verified reviewer

    Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

    Used weekly for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Onshape is awesome

    Reviewed 5 years ago
    Pros

    I love the combination of direct editing with parametric modeling. The options opened up with direct editing is simply amazing. I often work in my job with models that came for outside of my organization, leaving me without the full feature history to work with, so direct editing is a game changer. The cloud based access is also incredibly helpful. I’m no longer tied to a particular device to access my models. Working in the office, at home or on road, it doesn’t matter. I wondered at first if working in a browser would be tough given that cad programs are so computationally heavy, but I have never had an issue.

    Cons

    The only time I’ve wished I had a feature not available was when I needed a font that wasn’t available.

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