Unites CAD, data management, collaboration tools and real-time analytics


Onshape is the complete all-in-one product development platform.
The Onshape platform connects all your stakeholders in one unified and secure cloud workspace, letting your product development team spend more time designing and less time being blocked by file-based software headaches.

Accelerate time-to-market
With the rapid pace of technological innovation, it’s no surprise that speed-to-market usually wins. Onshape is the only product development platform that can be instantly deployed on any computer or mobile device, enabling teams to work together globally and rapidly. Teams can experiment on design alternatives together or independently from one another without affecting each other's work. Real-time design reviews, commenting and simultaneous editing enable a collaborative workflow where multiple design iterations can be completed in parallel, and when approved, the best elements can be merged into the final design. Product specifications and drawings can be instantly shared with your manufacturing team or suppliers to get the best possible product to market before your competition.

Zero IT Footprint
Onshape requires no downloads, installations, or license codes. You can access Onshape's cloud-based platform with any modern web browser from your Mac, PC, Chromebook or Linux computer. Administrators can instantly provision and deprovision seats to scale their design team and meet fluctuating business needs. Built-in version control eliminates the need for PDM systems with dedicated servers and network infrastructure, software upgrades and licensing. Onshape frees your IT team from CAD and PDM maintenance and empowers your engineers to spend more time designing and less time dealing with software issues, locked files, and incompatible file types.

Risk Mitigation and IP Protection
With traditional file-based CAD, your product designs and intellectual property are subject to unauthorized duplication, data breaches, or even accidental sharing. Onshape's database-driven architecture eliminates these kinds of security risks. There are no files to copy or manage. Designs are stored and tracked with a complete version history, allowing you to audit or roll back changes as needed. Strict, role-based access control keeps your design data secure at all times. Every designer, engineer, contractor, or supplier involved in the product design lifecycle is given specific permissions and rights. Instant deprovisioning means when a contract is complete, or an engineer leaves the company or changes roles, you can immediately revoke their access to the project.

Eliminate Silos
Onshape is the only product development platform that includes real-time data management. When one team member anywhere in the world makes a design change, everyone else instantly sees it. Built-in version control significantly reduces costly manufacturing errors. Distributed teams can simultaneously explore alternative design ideas and converge on the best solution. A simplified CAD viewer mode allows your sales team to demonstrate the latest product designs to customers, share models with suppliers to get earlier quotations, or send early prototypes to your marketing department. Up-to-the-minute analytics and reporting tools offer greater transparency to project stakeholders, and enables easier project management.

Onshape helps businesses modernize their product design process.



  • Parts, Assemblies, Drawings
  • Configurations
  • Standard content libraries
  • Managed in-context design
  • Simultaneous sheet metal tools
  • Import / Export industry file formats
  • Intelligent custom features

Data Management

  • Product data management (PDM)
  • Bill of Materials (BOMs)
  • Release management
  • Version control
  • Branching and merging
  • Advanced workflows

Collaboration Tools

  • Real-time design review
  • Complete edit history
  • Simultaneous editing
  • Live chat and commenting
  • Secure sharing
  • Simplified view only mode

Security and Audit Controls

  • Secure cloud platform
  • Instant provisioning and deprovisioning
  • Control and monitor design data access
  • Auditable change logs
  • Revertible change history
  • Two-factor authentication
  • SOC 2 Certification
  • AES-256 and TLS v1.2 encryption

Analytics and Reporting

  • Analytics by project, user or document
  • Release reporting
  • Newsfeed style activity stream
  • Complete design history and change log
  • Approval and notification workflow and alerts

Integrations and Partners

  • Live business and engineering integrations
    • ERP
    • PLM
    • Single sign-on (SSO)
    • Simulation
    • CAM
  • Well documented REST API