Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Logging in to Onshape for the first time, part of Learning Onshape.
- [Teacher] Welcome to Onshape. Onshape is a 100% cloud-based 3D CAD software. All you need is a web browser to log in and start creating powerful 3D CAD files. Now, it doesn't matter if you're using a PC, a MAC, a tablet, an iPhone, an Android device, it doesn't matter. As long as it has a web browser, it's Web-GL compatible, you're good to go. The first thing you need to do is either create an account or sign in to your account. Go ahead and type in your name, email account and click on "Create Account", or just go ahead and sign in.
Once you've done that, you're going to get to a screen that looks a lot like this one right here. Now let's just kind of go over the lay of the land here and what I'm looking at. So right here in the center of the page you're going to see My documents. You can see I only have two documents currently. And the first one we're going to be working with in this course is the Lynda-SkateBoard, and that's an assembly of a bunch of parts all wrapped up into one document. Now over here on the left hand side you can see which documents I have. So I can click on Recently opened, it switches to those. I can click on My documents, which is these ones here created by me, this one here, which is another account that I have which I'm sharing with this account here.
I can click on Public documents down here. It can list anything I have available and you can click and bring those in, you can copy them, you can do a lot of things with the Public documents. I can also click on Tutorials & Samples to take a look at some documents, and I can play around with those to get some practice using Onshape. Up at the top of the screen you can see I'm obviously in Onshape, I can search for documents up here and I can see my subscription level. You can see I'm using a free subscription here. I have a certain amount of private documents, public storage and total storage. Now if you upgrade to a different style of plan these numbers are going to change based upon the plan you subscribe to.
Over here on the right hand side you can see I've got some notifications, over here we also have an app store, so you can buy add-ins to Onshape that allow you to do things like simulation, cam software, visualization and a whole bunch of other things you can download, and a whole bunch of other add-ins you can extend Onshape with. One of the coolest things about Onshape is the ability to collaborate in the cloud, or online. So I can invite friends or I can share a document with people, and those could be suppliers, other people in your company, your friends, your family, whoever you want to share your documents you're working on, you can invite them to take a look at the files and you can sit there and look at the exact same document and have multiple people working on the same project at the same time.
Which is really powerful. The other thing that Onshape does is it keeps track of version control. So it's basically a PDM system in the cloud. I can save out different versions or revision levels and I can switch between them at any time. I also don't need to worry about file storage. Everything's in the cloud and as long as you have access to a web browser, whether it's your computer, your iPhone, or your tablet, or you're just borrowing someone else's computer to log into your file, your files are always there in the cloud waiting for you to work on them. Now if I want to switch over to a different type of view, notice I'm looking at it as a detailed view right now, or a list view.
And you can see the list of files I have here and some more information about it over here on the right hand side. I can also switch over to a icon view, and see those same files just a little bit differently. Once I find the file I'd like to open, which I'm going to click on My documents, Created by me, and I'm gonna look at the skateboard here. Just go ahead and click on that one. It's gonna go ahead and open up the workspace and now I'm working inside of that part document. Now at the bottom of the screen you can see I have a whole bunch of different part studios and assemblies, and I'm gonna be going in and showing you how to navigate those in the next few videos.
- Modeling parts and working with Part Studios
- Creating sketches
- Building revolved and extruded features
- Trimming and extending sketch objects
- Creating offset geometry and holes
- Building assembles
- Importing parts
- Creating part and assembly drawings