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Changes To Onshape's Plans
Today we announced some changes to Onshape’s Free and Professional Plans. Here’s a rundown of the changes and why we are making them.
NEW: Removal Of Storage Limits
We’ve completely removed Document storage counting and storage limits from Onshape’s Free Plan. We found that these calculations of storage, so familiar in the old file-based world, simply do not make sense in a modern database architecture with built-in version control like Onshape. We also found that working within the storage limits encouraged non-optimal modeling practices, that storage calculations reduced Onshape performance (ugh!) and that Free Plan users were hitting both the Private and the Public storage limits. Finally, maintaining and debugging the code that implemented storage calculations and limits was taking real R&D time -- time that we can better use for new CAD features.
NEW: 21-day Free Trial of Onshape Pro
We’re excited to announce a new 21-day free trial of Onshape’s Professional Plan with unlimited storage and an unlimited Document count. In the past, CAD users who wanted to evaluate Onshape for their companies were using our Free Plan, which restricted the amount of private storage as well as the number of private Documents they could work with. Many users complained about the gymnastics of managing public and private data to stay under the storage limits.
In the new Onshape Professional Trial, those limits are gone. For new Professional users putting Onshape to the test with their own projects, this will make it significantly easier to conduct an in-depth evaluation.
NEW: Unlimited Public Storage in Free Plan
For public and open source CAD users - as mentioned earlier, Onshape is removing the 5 GB limit on Public Documents in our Free Plan. You can now use as much Onshape public data storage as you’d like.
NEW: Private Editing Removed From Free Plan
Onshape’s Free Plan will no longer include any Private Document creation or editing (Free Plan users can continue to view Private Documents). Although this news may disappoint some users, the purpose of our Free Plan has always been focused on meeting the needs of hobbyists, makers and open source designers. Existing Free Plan users may continue to edit their private data until December 15, 2016, and at any time, activate a 21-day trial of our Professional Plan (which now provides unlimited Private storage and editing).
NEW: Price Change for New Pro Users Paying Monthly
We have also adjusted our price for new monthly customers on the Professional Plan. Pro subscriptions will remain at $100/month if you purchase or renew annually, but will increase to $125/month for new customers who pay monthly. For our current paid customers, whether monthly or annual, there will be no price changes. You will be grandfathered in at the $100/month rate and can add new users at the same cost.
Lastly, I’d like to invite you to learn more about Onshape’s Enterprise Plan with some fantastic new features coming in the future to help manage larger design teams, including new enterprise-class Administration Tools, Policies and Controls, and Reporting and Analytics.