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New i.materialise Plugin Gives Onshape Users Direct Access to 3D Printing Platform

by • August 13, 2016 • No Comments

onshape_logo_mediumCloud create services are becoming highly desirable-bodied to many consumers, particularly companies and create teams. One of the many talked about right now is Onshape, a young company created by several former SOLIDWORKS employees. It is a CAD platform based entirely in the cloud and accessible by desktop, table-bodiedt or phone, meaning that it makes it much easyr for create teams and collaborators to work together on projects actually if they’re located in opposite hemispheres.

It is an attractive product on its own, but Onshape only got actually easyr and additional accessible thanks to a collaboration with i.materialise. A new app offered by i.materialise allows for users to have immediate, effortless access to their service of inside Onshape. It is a free plugin, and once it’s installed inside your Onshape account, you can be able-bodied to automatically access real-time information on the pricing of the project you are may already working on. Previously, users may have to download their files and and so upload them on the i.materialise site, but those extra steps are no longer necessary – there’s a direct connection.


The plugin can be downloaded here. It is easy to install: click the “subscribe” button on the right-hand side of the page, and you can be prompted to sign in to your account if you haven’t may already. Confirm that you do indeed want to download the plugin by clicking “get for free,” and and so re-enter your password. Done! Once you leave the app keep, open a new Onshape document and click on the + sign in the lower left-hand corner. Choose “add application” and and so “i.materialise 3D Printing App,” and you can be taken to i.materialise’s 3D printing system page.

onshape-open-appThe initially time you use the app, you can be asked if you want to allow i.materialise to access your Onshape account. Of course you do, for the reason you downloaded the thing, so click “authorize application” and thumbnails of your version or versions can look on a new tab. Click “Upload to i.materialise” at a lower place the version you want to work with, and the version can – that’s right – upload to i.materialise. From there, you can select of the additional than 100 materials and finishes offered by i.materialise, get your price quote, place your order, and they’ll print it and ship it to you.

I know, now you are done. For regular users of Onshape, the time saved with a plugin like this one adds up rapidly. There appears to be a current trend of create software companies and 3D printing platforms working together to connect their services, that is undoubtedly much-appreciated by pro users working under strict deadlines.

So that’s that – it’s a easy application of two companies that pride themselves on simplifying things for their users, and it should save a few headaches for stressed-out createers. Plus, it’s free, and you can’t argue with that. So donate it a try, Onshape users, and streamline your workflow actually additional than it may already is. Discuss this new app additional over in the Onshape & i.materialise 3D Printing App forum at 3DPB.com.