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Hello Onshape Users,
You may have noticed me being around these parts over the last 15+ months. I'm happy to say I can be involved a lot more now, as I’ve joined the PD/UX/Support/Community team here at Onshape. I’m excited to help serve you and Onshape for the best of all our interests.
A little bit about myself: I value efficiency. That’s what business operations are ultimately about… delivering more value with less input. Time is perhaps our most valuable resource. As I get older I respect that more and more in all spheres of life. I love good tools. Good tools really make you want to do more of what you love to do, and be excited to do it. These are the core reasons and I see them as almost inseparable. I like to push myself and be pushed… physically, mentally, etc… it keeps us fresh and grounded, humble and hungry. What better place than Onshape for that to happen, and here within the community of users in these very forums.
For the last 14.5 years I’ve been primarily a design engineer working on rugged industrial equipment in harsh environments and also highly reliable military products. In addition I have been a down in the trenches user of MCAD and related products. My first priority had always been new product design, wearing a lot of different hats in a design and manufacturing environment. One large hat was related to all the duties involved with using MCAD and related products. Over the years I began to see the burden of what I now call legacy products and the high demand they place on people like us to sort through all the oddities and keep their platforms running internally. For most of us, we are designers and design engineers primarily, but we feel the strong tug-of-war on us to do that with the best tools possible. Because of my curiosity and my experiences I naturally gravitated to playing around with cloud based systems and tools. I began to see the power of their platforms and the massive increases in efficiency they could provide. Onshape represents this platform change with all the new capabilities it can bring.
I’m excited beyond words to channel my inner engineer, CAD, and efficiency geek to help you do far more as designers, engineers, and consumers of the information that get’s created. Onshape has expressed its corporate desires for open and candid dialogue. Please continue to help us get that right with Onshape and with me personally, pushing us to deliver an awesome tool to maximize your efficiency and increase your affection for the things you design and manufacture with it.
All the Best!