A CAD system for our times!
February 25, 2019

A CAD system for our times!

Phil Brace | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Onshape

We use Onshape as our primary CAD tool for Product Design and RnD. It is used across our business, from our factories to sub-vendors. What I like the most is that we can see, in real-time, where all of our projects are at, and there is only one file version that we collaborate over.
  • Cloud file storage and file sharing keep things simple, and we do not have any issues with speed or file size across our organisation and across countries.
  • A full spectrum of CAD tools including surface modeling and the editing of dumb solids is particularly useful when dealing with imported files from other CAD platforms.
  • Release management and an integrated BOM is a great enhancement.
  • Being able to see CAD as it develops 'daily' helps keep us on track and enables us to focus on issues more quickly when a barrier is met by an individual.
  • I think for most product designers Onshape delivers what you need! Solid modelers are usually a tad weak in Surface modeling so for me, I would like to see a bit more depth in this area!
  • Speed is improved three fold!
  • Better visibility of files and therefore focus on the detail is also improved!
  • NOI PDM required for file management!
For us, we made the permanent switch from SOLIDWORKS to Onshape. SOLIDWORKS is a great product that we used for many years, but the file management and the transfer of large files were often hampering our progress. Onshape is just a little more agile for us!
In my experience from using Catia, Pro E, Rhino, SOLIDWORKS, and now Onshape, I can say that Onshape suits me better. It is more intuitive - its a modern CAD on a modern platform. Even some of our associated factory partners are making the switch. Collaborating is the key I think!