Onshape is a full mechanical CAD platform designed for professional users and extended teams. Create, edit, collaborate, and comment in real time with others from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection (free sign-up required).
With Onshape’s secure cloud workspace teams can work together from anywhere on any device without the hassles of file management, IT overhead, and license key distribution, helping engineers focus more on doing their best work.
• Design parts together in Part Studios with a full suite of parametric modeling tools
• Create mechanical Assemblies to capture complex motion
Ease of Access:
• Create, edit, and view from any computer or mobile device (internet connection required)
• Begin a project from one device and seamlessly continue from another
• Instantly share your CAD data with your teams and partners. Monitor, change, and revoke permissions at any time
• Work together with other users and view changes in real-time as they are made
• Use Follow mode to see exactly what your teammate sees and add suggestions using Onshape’s built-in commenting tools
• Maintain a single source of truth for your data, no more sending around or checking in and out of files
• Never worry about losing your work, all of your changes are saved automatically
• Explore multiple design ideas in parallel and create professional release and approval processes for your designs
Onshape for iOS also features Apple Pencil support for more intuitive sketching, navigation, and precise selection.
Onshape proudly supports students and educators free of charge and is available free for non-commercial projects in an open-source public work space.
Since Onshape is updated every few weeks with dozens of new features and user-requested enhancements, keep an eye out for update notifications from the Apple App Store.
• New "Curve to face" option for Projected curve feature
• Fixed highlight issue when selecting a part with multiple instances in sub assembly
• Various bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
The Only Serious Professional CAD Application For iPadOS
After I discovered Onshape I basically had no justification to continue using Solidworks. I really like that I can use the same application across all devices and operating systems.
I have used basically every other CAD or 3D application on iPadOS and this application is the only one worth using for CAD with the sole exception of Shapr3D. There are a couple other good 3D apps like Sculptura and Nomad but they’re more like Zbrush and have no free tier.
Only two things really hold this app back. First, it doesn’t have a dark mode (although that criticism isn’t unique to Onshape, every CAD program I can think of has this issue). This might sound like a subjective personal gripe, but it is an accessibility issue for people like me with light sensitivity and it reduces battery life needlessly on devices with OLED displays. The second problem is that this isn’t fully featured despite the iPad Pro now being more than capable enough to support the entire feature set. With Fusion 360 now having an online version and reviving its free tier I would be mindful of users jumping ship, especially because that app still offers some features that no version of Onshape has, like integrated cloud FEA and PCB design.
I love this App
I’m not one for writing reviews......but I have a few things to say.
First off, watch the tutorials. Maybe learn how to use the app before you rate it? You can design pretty much everything in the iPad app without ever opening the web browser version. I exclusively use the iPad version. I use Solidworks, and Fusion 360, and this app. I’ve also used Alibre, IronCAD and SketchUp. I’m certainly not an expert, but this app is simple and powerful. I like this app because I don’t have to drag around a laptop, just my iPad. I can design whatever I want wherever I want, and export it to Fusion or Solidworks and keep going with the CAM side of things. Use the free version first, draw stuff you don’t care if other people see, then decide. You can draw pretty quick once you get it down. I would like to see key board shortcuts in the iPad app—would save some tapping with the Apple Pencil.
Free to use AND u must invest ur time
There is a lot of functionality under the covers. I first spent several hours going through the self paced courses, watching the videos and doing the exercises using a PC and Chrome as the browser. I learned a lot about 3D modeling. Some of the exercises are not easy, but as I found my mistakes and corrected them, the more confident I am about this tool. I have not used any other 3D tool and have only used Visio as a 2D tool. I export my 2D drawings to a laser cutter. I have learned enough to be able to add tabs and notches to my drawings so that the objects that I cut with a laser cutter now interlock and the object is now more structurally solid now that I have these tabs. It’s nice to first see these parts on a screen being rotated around, and the more I check my work on the screeen-the more I feel comfortable that everything will work after I send the drawings to the laser cutter. While I plan to do most of my work on a PC with two monitors, I have used this app to make changes to my existing sketches in my “document”.
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