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Growth in Education Accounts Recentely,

mckeegan_curranmckeegan_curran Member Posts: 6 EDU
While I started messing around with OnShape earlier in the year due to not having a PC at home and thus not able to use AutoCAD away from school I found OnShape as an alternative that worked on my Chromebook. My along with many others has swapped over to this for the time being so I was wondering if there was a noticeable growth in new members around this time mainly with education accounts, if there's any reading this it'd be nice to see you chime in on thoughts and for the admin/staff I'm curious if you've seen this.

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  • dave_cdave_c Onshape Employees Posts: 30
    Yes there has been very sizable growth in EDU accounts and EDU usage in the last month.   Our EDU usage has grown steadily since the EDU plan was introduced years ago, and there has been a very noticeable spike in the last month that is still rising.   We are not planning to give specific numbers.  We at Onshape and PTC are happy that we can provide some options to students and educators at this difficult time. If anyone knows of students or educators that need help, please consider directing them to the Onshape EDU plan.  Most people reading this know the Onshape EDU plan free and new users can create and account and be CADDing in less than a minute.  Thanks for your interest!
  • mckeegan_curranmckeegan_curran Member Posts: 6 EDU
    dave_c said:
    Yes there has been very sizable growth in EDU accounts and EDU usage in the last month.   Our EDU usage has grown steadily since the EDU plan was introduced years ago, and there has been a very noticeable spike in the last month that is still rising.   We are not planning to give specific numbers.  We at Onshape and PTC are happy that we can provide some options to students and educators at this difficult time. If anyone knows of students or educators that need help, please consider directing them to the Onshape EDU plan.  Most people reading this know the Onshape EDU plan free and new users can create and account and be CADDing in less than a minute.  Thanks for your interest!
                Thanks for the reply, I figured exact numbers wouldn't be available but glad to hear there was a spike, this took a bit of learning for me after learning on AutoCAD the past three years but it's definitely a really good tool to work from home with even for hobbyists. While I mainly do laser-cut work other than for class assignments that require full 3d design I've been amazed at what others are doing using something cloud based like this.
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