Published: June 7, 2017

Onshape Delivers Learning For Full-Cloud CAD Using Thought Industries

Onshape, the leading professional 3D CAD platform for Agile Project Design, launches self-paced online training courses using Thought Industries’ Learning Business Platform™.

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Emily McLaughlin

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Onshape Delivers Learning Using Thought Industries

BOSTON, MA, June 6, 2017 – Thought Industries, one of the fastest growing online learning Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies and creator of the world’s first Learning Business Platform™ today officially announced its partnership with Onshape, the leading professional 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) platform for Agile Product Design. Onshape recently launched their self-guided online Learning Center on the Thought Industries’ platform to deliver learning to experienced engineers and designers to accelerate their transition from traditional desktop-installed CAD to full-cloud CAD.

Onshape’s new online learning offerings, or “Learning Pathways,” are broken down into short introductory courses with practice exercises that CAD professionals can complete at their own pace, with the ability to revisit learning materials later across any device. The Learning Center was created as an alternative onboarding option to Onshape’s popular live Interactive Overview Training, which is comprised of four daily two-hour online sessions with an expert Onshape instructor.

“We did a lot of research before selecting Thought Industries as we wanted a platform that looked professional, had vast integration capabilities, and one that allowed our customers to use their Onshape credentials to access learning content,” said Noa Flaherty, Customer Success Manager at Onshape, “We wanted to provide customers with a seamless experience, while also being able to do extensive reporting on the backend, and we got that and much more with Thought Industries.”

To incentivize learners, CAD professionals will receive a completion certificate after finishing each Learning Pathway, “Onshape Fundamentals: CAD” and “Onshape Fundamentals: Data Management.” These are the first two course bundles CAD professionals can complete via Onshape’s Learning Center, but the organization will continue to add self-guided courses to address advanced topics such as “in-context editing” and “simultaneous sheet metal tools.”

“It’s been a great experience working with the Onshape team and seeing them leverage the platform to create online customer engagement programs,” said Doug Murphy, President of Thought Industries, “Cutting-edge software and technology companies like Onshape are raising the bar with new and innovative ways to connect with customers through online learning, and we’re excited to help them execute on their vision.”

About Onshape

As the leading CAD platform for Agile Product Design, Onshape helps companies design better products and bring them to market faster, offering real-time deployment, real-time data management and real-time analytics and controls. Using full-cloud CAD, engineers, designers, and manufacturers get secure and simultaneous access to a single master version of their designs without the hassles of software licenses or copying files. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Onshape includes key members of the original SOLIDWORKS team plus elite engineers from the cloud, data security, and mobile industries. For more information, visit Onshape's Press Room.

About Thought Industries

Thought Industries is powering the business of learning with the world’s first Learning Business Platform™. Offering a comprehensive suite of enterprise-level learning delivery and monetization tools, the customizable platform enables businesses and organizations to deliver engaging and fully-branded learning experiences to their business and consumer audiences. From creating online courses to managing an online learning business, the platform hosts a library of powerful, easy-to-use features that enable organizations to get to market quickly and cost-effectively. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.