Workstations optimized for OnShape. Design faster.
Onshape is a computer-aided design (CAD) software system, delivered over the Internet via a Software as a Service (SAAS) model. It makes extensive use of cloud computing, with compute-intensive processing and rendering performed on Internet-based servers, and users are able to interact with the system via a web browser or the iOS and Android apps. Onshape allows teams to collaborate on a single shared design, the same way multiple writers can work together editing a shared document via cloud services. It is primarily focused on mechanical CAD (MCAD) and is used for product and machinery design across many industries, including consumer electronics, mechanical machinery, medical devices, 3D printing, machine parts, and industrial equipment. Onshape upgrades are released directly to the web interface, and the software does not require maintenance work from the user.
The computers listed below are best for Onshape because they all meet or exceed these system requirements…
- Browser: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Microsoft Edge 64 bit
- Required: WebGL
- Graphics Card: To improve your TPS, you don't need an expensive graphics card, a low-end gamer card that supports WebGL will work, and generally improve performance significantly. More GPU RAM will enable more and larger datasets to be opened concurrently in Onshape. Without a dedicated graphics card, the rendering task is performed by the CPU and yields significantly lower numbers.