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Simple question. Can I try Parts Studio Professional, and it is not for me, can I still play with Fr

carlos_berdeal024carlos_berdeal024 Member Posts: 5
Can I try Parts Studio Professional, and if it is not for me, will I still have access to my Free account? Like If I click on the "Try Professional" button, Will it forever change how I am using it now? I only have a couple of weeks playing with it. And this is the first time I use any modeling software and am in my infancy stages. As it was recommended by Form Labs to me in our Zoom meeting with them, I found it quite easy to pick up and it is powerful as I can see. As a new guy here in this brand new endeavor, is it worth trying Pro now? HELP!


  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,938
    Hello @carlos_berdeal024 and welcome to Onshape! It all depends on what you intend to use Onshape for? The main difference between Onshape Professional and Onshape Free is that all data is private in Professional and public in Free. The free plan is intended for hobbyists and makers who do not intend to make money from their designs. The professional plan is for companies (or individuals) who intend to commercialise their work. If that is not you, stick with the free plan. Hope this helps!
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • carlos_berdeal024carlos_berdeal024 Member Posts: 5
    @NeilCooke Thank you very much. This is all I needed to know!
  • nick_papageorge073nick_papageorge073 Member Posts: 105 PRO
    My dayjob was considering switching CAD software around Dec 2020. I was the decision maker. I made an account with the free hobby version, and went through all the tutorials available. I didn't want to sign up for the professional trial because I wanted to take my sweet time evaluating the software. It took me a few weeks in my spare time to do all the tutorials. It was enough information to go back to the boss to say I was happy with the software, and felt it would be a good fit at our company. At that point, I signed up for the professional trial. Then a week later, we bought the license. The only difference from a training standpoint is the professional (and professional trial) has more courses offered, specifically surfacing courses that are very useful for injection molded parts.
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