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New Onshape App request

bryan_lagrangebryan_lagrange Member, User Group Leader Posts: 485 ✭✭✭✭

I will start this discussion by asking how do APPs get added to Onshape? Do third party companies seek out Onshape or does Onshape contact third part companies to add to the APP store?

If Onshape seeks third party companies I have a few APPs I would like to see. I would like to see all these as integrated cloud APPs, but I am willing to compromise for desktop connection (hopefully move to the cloud eventually since this is the main selling point of Onshape),

CNC cam (nesting) for laser, water jet, plasma, punch: The one company that I see pop up and that we use is SigmaTek (Cam software we use) (https://www.sigmanest.com/). I can export into a neutral .dxf but it would be more powerful to not have to save as a another file type (which I need to keep tabs on and won't automatically update). Staying in one native format also allows for changes to be updated automatically. It would be nice to have it work in the Onshape environment like it does for SolidWorks (http://www.solidnest.com/solutions/)

Another software provider of this form of CAM that I think will be a good choice is Metamation (http://metamation.com/)

ERP: Working at a precision sheet metal job shop this is big deal to integrate information from the CAD system (and CAM for inventory) into the ERP system to help with the life cycle of a job as it goes from concept, to creation, to shipping, to invoice, and hopefully back for repeat work. 

We use E2 (https://www.shoptech.com/) You can also purchase a Cloud base version (which we are exploring). 

CNC cam for press brakes: Again I will suggest SigmaTEK and Metamation since they both offer bending software.

Just a few would like to hear some feedback on this from the Onshape team.


Bryan Lagrange
Twitter: @BryanLAGdesign

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