Cloud-Based CAD?


Being the curious person that I am and the constant need to learn things; I dabbled in something that was very new to me today---Cloud based CAD. In a market that is controlled by a hand full of CAD programs such as the likes as Inventor, Solid Edge, and Solid Works that cost more than a used commuter car, cloud-based CAD is trying to make a name for itself in the marketplace.

Disclaimer: I am in no way or have ever been affiliated with OnShape. I make no point as being a professional in the program nor do I know how everything works in the program. I am just giving my honest opinion from a new user and how it compares it it's competitors. If I mispoke about a feature, please feel free to contact me and I will correct it.

I tried the new-guy-to-the-scene...OnShape out. OnShape is purely a cloud based 3D Modeling System. It was developed by former SolidWorks employees and various other people from the industry. Its free to join and sign up was easy. Basically, they have (2) versions--a free version, and a paid version. In the Free version, you get ten private models that you can create and up to 100 MB of storage for those model