Onshape offers different types of accounts based on different levels of need regarding data management and collaboration requirements.

For pricing information, see https://www.onshape.com/en/pricing.

Each type of account is presented below.

  • Enterprise - Onshape Enterprise is Onshape’s premium product offering designed for sophisticated product teams who need to work fast without losing control of data.

    Onshape Enterprise is a specific plan type available from Onshape which enables a company to purchase a plan for multiple users with consolidated billing. When you purchase Onshape Enterprise, you receive a unique domain where the users in your company are able to access Onshape. Your Onshape domain is specific to you and inaccessible by other unrelated Onshape users. Only the users specified and paid for by your company are allowed access to your enterprise.

    When working within an enterprise in Onshape, be aware that you are in a separate, managed environment that has a subtle difference from other types of Onshape subscriptions. The enterprise environment is owned and managed by an Enterprise Administrator and is able to include many users, called Members of the Enterprise.

    All users belonging to a specific enterprise subscription access Onshape through a single URL, specifically for their Enterprise.

  • Professional - The Onshape Professional subscription enables a company to consolidate billing for multiple users, thereby creating a company within Onshape: a named, user-visible Onshape entity with consolidated billing, ownership and sharing for a set of Professional subscription users. Documents created by company members are owned by the company and all company-owned documents are automatically shared with all company members. The Professional company subscription differs from an Enterprise subscription in many ways, most notably that there is no unique domain for users to access, and no enterprise dashboard with analytics and activity reports.

    If an existing Free user is listed as belonging to a Professional subscription, that user's plan is automatically upgraded to Professional and included in the company's subscription billing. Any Onshape user may be paid for and included in a Professional subscription, and even multiple Professional subscriptions.

    All Professional subscriptions include:

    • Automated release management tools
    • Custom properties for company metadata
    • Company-wide material libraries
    • Company-based sharing
  • Standard - Onshape Standard includes all of Onshape’s best-in-class parametric modeling functionality along with core data management tools. Standard subscriptions include all Onshape features with the exception of the following:
    • Automated release management tools
    • Custom properties for company metadata
    • Company-wide material libraries
    • Company-based sharing
    • Consolidated billing

    For the addition of release management and company-wide controls, see Onshape Professional.

  • Education - Education subscriptions are for current faculty members, volunteers, or degree- or certificate-seeking students at accredited education institutions. Students must be at least 13 years of age. This plan is solely for classroom instruction, student learning projects, school clubs or organizations, and academic research. This plan is not for government, commercial, or other organizational use.

    Education subscriptions allow the same working environment as the Standard subscription, and expire after one year of use resulting in automatic downgrade of the account. As long as the user still qualifies according to the criteria stated above, the Education subscription may be renewed. When the user no longer qualifies, the subscription must be downgraded to a Free subscription. See Managing Your Onshape Education Standard Subscription.

  • Free - Onshape's Free subscription enables you to create an Onshape account and use Onshape at no cost. There is no time limit imposed and no credit card information collected.

    The Free subscription allows you to create as many public documents as you want. You are unable to create any private documents. If a private document is shared with you, you are able to open it in View only mode (non-editable). If you attempt to create a private document, you are prompted to request a trial version of our Professional subscription in order to do so.

    Trial versions are of our Professional subscription and features, including private documents. Using a trial version gives you a more realistic feel for all the features of Onshape, and includes the ability to more easily set up a company through a Professional subscription when you decide to subscribe to Onshape Professional.

    Documents created in the free plan is able to be viewed and copied by all Onshape users, and there is no assumed copyright on any public document you create. You are also able to share a public document with specific users and give them edit rights.

    Free subscribers may belong to only one Onshape subscription at a time (per email address). To change from a Free subscription to a Professional subscription, click Upgrade to Professional at the bottom of the left pane. If a free user is included in a Professional company subscription, their account is automatically upgraded to Professional.

All account maintenance is done through the browser/desktop platform. You are able to view some account information on mobile devices but you only have the ability to edit default dimension settings as well as turn on/off Touch and Face ID for mobile devices that support those methods of security. For all other account management, sign in to Onshape on a browser (not on a mobile device).

About passwords

When creating your account credentials, it is important to use a robust password that conforms to either your SSO provider's password requirements, or the NIST Password Guidelines.

Onshape leverages functionality from an organization called HaveIBeenPwned. This functionality uses a list of publicly-accessible databases consisting of passwords found to suffer breaches. The checking is done through a hashing algorithm so that passwords are never sent over the network, which makes it impossible to intercept them during the check.

Since people often reuse passwords, hackers often take dictionaries of breached passwords and try them on a multitude of different services. The idea of HaveIBeenPwned's service is that potential passwords are tested to see if they have already been part of a breach before using them. If the password is found to have been part of a breach, you will be prompted to create a new password.

If you have an existing Onshape password, you do not need to do anything. The scenarios in which this check is performed are:

  • When changing your Onshape password with the Forgot password link, creating a new password, or when signing up and setting a password; the password will be rejected if it is found in the breached passwords database.

  • When changing your password inside Onshape; the password will be rejected if it is found in the breached passwords database.

  • When requesting a password reset; the password will be rejected if it is found in the breached passwords database.

For an additional Learning center resource, follow the technical briefing article here: Security and IT Checklist (Onshape account required).