Officials at BMF (Shenzhen City, China) think Cambridge, Mass.–based Onshape‘s real-time data management platform will enable them to speed up collaboration and communication with customers, helping them optimize their CAD models.
Micro/nano-scale printing is used for extremely small and complex parts such as connectors, endoscopes and cardiac stents.
“On a daily basis, there are companies all over the world – throughout Asia, Europe and the United States – contacting us for printing small parts with our nanoArch printers,” BMF CEO Xiaoning He said in a news release.
“Before using Onshape, we had to email CAD files back and forth with our customers. But now we can have our team in China and our customers overseas work together on the same model at the same time. It has really improved our efficiency and speed, and Onshape is the only CAD system that can deliver this capability,” He said.
“The edit history log is a huge advantage for us,” He added. “It speeds up the learning curve for our customers. We’re in the 3D printing business, not the design business. Onshape will help us teach our clients how to deliver better designs the next time.”
Onshape’s CAD system combines 3D modeling tools with design data management in a secure cloud workspace. Its unique database architecture eliminates the security risk and version control problems created by uncontrolled file copies – because only one master copy of the CAD data is stored in the cloud, accessible only by different levels of permissions.
“This partnership demonstrates how Onshape is much more than a modern cloud CAD system – it’s a full data management platform with CAD built in,” said David Katzman, VP of strategic accounts and business development for Onshape.