Onshape is here and the ability to learn CAD in a browser is revolutionizing design and technology education. With schools opening and closing with little notice and students learning being a ‘hybrid’ between home and school, finding a sustainable way to continue learning CAD is essential. With Onshape, learning can continue with ease, no matter what the location of the lesson.
Onshape is browser-based so this means there is no software to download. One of the major barriers to other leading CAD software is the need for it to be downloaded and updated. If the students are moving between school and home, this can be an issue. Learning can be interrupted and maintaining progress is tough. Onshape solves this issue due to it being browser-based, accessible on any device, and free for education.
You can teach Onshape by doing a screen share using Teams, Zoom or Google classrooms. If you have experience with Fusion 360, Solidworks (Onshape was created by the founders of Solidworks) then making the transition to Onshape is pretty straightforward.
If you want to learn more about Onshape and get familiar with the package then our new course ‘learn the basics on Onshape’ will help you. The course is self-guided and includes 34 tutorials you can work through at your own pace. With Onshape you can do everything that you can do on Fusion, just in a browser with no need to download any software or deal with updates. Its quickly becoming the go-to software by many DT teachers.
Who is the course for?
- Total beginners with no CAD experience
- Teachers who have used fusion/solidworks and want to quickly change to Onshape
- Schools looking to invest in 3D printing and the Onshape Curriculum
- Schools who are thinking of teaching Onshape in school
- Homeschoolers who want to teach their children CAD for 3D printing
- Hobbyists wanting to learn CAD.
What will you learn?
You will start with learning the basics of 3D CAD and then advancing to more challenging projects. All major CAD skills are covered e.g.
- Workplanes and more…
Watch the quick explainer video below to get a feel for what to expect.