As you might remember, just a few months ago, we announced our partnership with Onshape—a collaborative, 100% browser-based, parametric MCAD system created by the original team behind SolidWorks. In that announcement, we described a suggested workflow for anyone who would like to leverage both systems together. The workflow included the model export from Onshape, followed by the import into SimScale.
As we are constantly looking for ways to empower our users to design their products better and faster, we really wanted to make sure that we harness the full potential of both systems. Since both systems are cloud-based, we want to ensure that the SimScale-Onshape workflow is as seamless and efficient as possible for all users.
Today, I’m happy to announce the launch of the SimScale Connector App for Onshape, which allows you to quickly import your CAD models directly from Onshape into SimScale without the need to export and upload any files.
How does the import from Onshape work?
Importing your Onshape models with the SimScale Connector App is simple:
1. From your SimScale dashboard, click on “New Project” to create a project without uploading a CAD file (remember to include a title and a description).
2. Once you are in the workbench, you will see an option to either “Upload CAD/mesh” or to “Import” it.
3. Click on the “Import” button and choose “Import from Onshape” to open the SimScale Connector App.
4. After you authorize the app, you will be able to see all your Onshape existing models. Import the model or part you want to analyze with SimScale by selecting it and clicking on the “Import” button.
Want to test other Onshape App Store applications?
The SimScale Connector App is one of the first applications to be offered in the Onshape App Store, which has launched in a private beta mode this week. If you are interested in participating in the private beta from Onshape or testing other applications available in the Onshape App Store, you can request early access by filling out their online form.
To discover all the simulation features provided by SimScale, download the document below.