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Free version no longer available?


I've been using Onshape for my 3D print projects for over a year now and am very happy with this software. Back then the free subscription was prominently marketed on the website. I am aware of restriction imposed on the free version last year (commercial use etc.). I've been promoting Onshape to the 3D printng community, but now on the website there is no mention of the free version anymore.
So my questions are:
- is it no longer available for newcomers
- will my free account be closed some time in future
Anybody has info on this?



  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,155 PRO
    The web-page still exists but I'm not sure how you're meant to get to it.

    I found this a couple of days back when trying to promote Onshape on a popular youtube channel...

    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • adrian_vlzkzadrian_vlzkz Member Posts: 106 PRO
    This is very interesting... and sad  :/
    Adrian V.
    CAD Administrator
  • ilya_baranilya_baran Onshape Employees, Developers, HDM Posts: 910
    The free version is still available and I'm not aware of any plans to change that.
    Ilya Baran \ Director of FeatureScript \ Onshape Inc
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,050
    Don't panic - the Onshape Free plan is and will continue to be available, for free. During sign-up using the "request a trial" button, if a user identifies themselves as a hobbyist/maker they will be directed to the free plan. Googling "Onshape Free" will also take you straight there. 

    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
  • tim_hess427tim_hess427 Member Posts: 97 PRO
    @NeilCooke - what about people signing up to be able to view files (partners, suppliers, etc.). Are we supposed to refer them to the "request a trial" sign up? If a document is shared directly to someone's email address, will they see language about a free trial or have to identify themselves as hobbyist/maker? 
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,818 PRO
    edited February 7
    I've also heard of similar experiences where people are trying to share to a non-editing supplier, partner and not be able to find where to sign up. Being able to share info to a free (non-editing)  user is a key feature of Onshape should be easy obtained at a sign in level. 
    Engineer ı Product Designer ı Onshape Consulting Partner
    Twitter: @onshapetricks  & @babart1977   
  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,256
    @tim_hess427 @brucebartlett

    Sharing a document with someone's email address will bring them directly to sign up for the free plan when they click on the link.
    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
  • lanalana Onshape Employees Posts: 447
    May be, if document is shared via link it is not clear how to sign up?
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