December 16, 2020
An alarming 8 out of 10 engineering teams sometimes cannot either locate or access the correct design data when they need it.
That’s one of the key findings of The State of Product Development and Hardware Design 2020, an independent research report that surveyed nearly 1,000 executives, project managers and engineers around the world to determine the most urgent priorities for today’s manufacturers.
Data management headaches and the need to minimize time on non-design related activities was ranked as the top time-waster, scoring higher than “unproductive meetings” (73%), “work lost due to crashes and data loss” (71%) and “technology maintenance” (70%).
PTC’s Onshape Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform speeds up product development by eliminating the most common obstacles that slow companies down. Onshape is the only cloud-native product design platform that combines powerful CAD tools with built-in data management, real-time collaboration and business analytics.
Onshape gives distributed product design teams the flexibility and freedom to simultaneously work together from any location on any computer, tablet or phone. Whenever one engineer makes a design change, everyone else on the team can instantly see it.
Meter, a Boston industrial hardware startup, recently designed, built and clinically tested the Rise Emergency Ventilator in only 21 days using Onshape’s real-time collaboration tools – a process that normally would have taken many months. The accelerated timetable was achieved despite the fact their core design team was forced to work remotely during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Onshape was just incredibly valuable for us,” says Meter CEO Eduardo Torrealba. “We were moving way too fast to deal with emailing files around or setting up servers and a lot of the other things that we would need to do to have that same level of collaboration if we had been using other CAD packages.”