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Onshape Moves from Beta to Commercial Release, Adds App Store

15 Dec, 2015 By: Nancy Spurling Johnson

The 100% cloud-based CAD software had 10,000 users during testing, with more than half of sessions conducted via mobile device.


The Onshape App Store is designed to be a convenient way for users to browse, try, buy, and use apps.
The Onshape App Store is designed to be a convenient way for users to browse, try, buy, and use apps.

Twenty-four apps are included in the launch, and "there's a lot more coming," Dunne said. Inaugural developer partners for the Onshape App Store include:

  • Simulation: Fidesys, simulationHub, SimScale, SIMSOLID
  • CAM: CNC Software, MecSoft, Geometric
  • Rendering: Exocortex Technology, Luxion, migenius, Next Limit Technologies, OneRender, SimLab Soft
  • Content: TraceParts, SolidPartners
  • Design: ExactFlat, nPower Software
  • Import/Export: DriveWorks, Pinshape, ProtoTech Solutions, Solveering
  • Productivity: Rusty Shed
  • 3D printing: Materialise, CloudDDM

All apps are full, commercial software versions, the company reports, and all app store partners endorse Onshape's "freemium" business model by offering a free full or trial version.

Onshape users can request an invitation to the Onshape App Store Private Beta program. The company plans to open the store to the public in early 2016.

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