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Apr 30, 2020, 8:21:41 PM4/30/20
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A 3D modeling computer program that can be used for a wide range of drawing applications in engineering, architecture, film and video game design.

Salwa Berbawy

May 3, 2020, 1:26:17 PM5/3/20
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Hey Mark,

Have you looked at OnShape for online CAD?  It seems to be a good solution, and more like Autodesk Inventor or Solidworks than SketchUp.  The only caveat is that if you have a free account anything you create is technically the property of OnShape, so it’s not a good solution for entrepreneurs.

Have a good week!

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Aiello, Jack

May 3, 2020, 6:39:57 PM5/3/20
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Hi Salwa,
Most of our students are limited to working with Chromebooks as to there device for accessing the Internet. Can you tell me if OnShape will work on a Chromebook?  My limited experience was that it was designed to work with touch screen devices.  I would be very interested in using OnShape if it works on a Chromebook and not rely on a touch screen device.  Please let me know.

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Mark Martin

May 4, 2020, 6:44:44 PM5/4/20
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OnShape does work on Chromebooks. It was recently bought by PTC (which created Creo - formerly ProEngineer). It looks similar to Solidworks or Fusion 360 from a CAD perspective. 

While it works on Chromebooks (Fusion 360 doesn’t, but we can deal with that through a virtual machine), it appears to charge for the other modules that Fusion 360 offers for free to students (CAM, design, etc.). So if only doing CAD it looks like a perfectly good program to use.


Mark Martin, PhD
Regional Director
Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development
Bay Area Community Colleges

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Salwa Berbawy

May 8, 2020, 12:49:59 AM5/8/20
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A360 also works on Chromebooks, which is an Autodesk product (basically Fusion for the internet).  The drawback to A360 is that you can’t create assemblies, only part files.  
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