OnShape Resource

My director just shared with me a great resource.  OnShape.  This online free CAD is a great resource for those at home looking to work on their designs for engineering or the 3D printer.  I have played with it for about 2 hours and fairly easily I made moderately complicated designs.  It is definitely not as powerful as solidworks and seems to lack things that we use often enough like weldments, sheetmetal, surfaces, structural analysis, and molds.  That being said, if you have an idea at home and can’t get access to our solidworks, OnShape might be perfect for you.  Another huge benefit is that you can use it with your district ChromeBooks.  Since the software is cloud based, you do not need to install it on your computer.  One more great thing you can do with OnShape rather than Solidworks is the ability to access and work on your parts on your mobile devices.

 

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