Onshape: CAD Visualization

Onshape pioneered a smarter way for CAD professionals to work when they unveiled the world’s first full-cloud 3D CAD system. Real-time CAD visualization is blazing new trails.


Onshape required a web-based solution to provide a simple way for users to display their CAD projects online. The ability to quickly drag-and-drop materials and visualize those changes in real-time was essential to providing a rich user experience.


Our Clara.io Visualizer plug-in combines the power of online CAD with the best features from Clara.io, our robust 3D rendering tool. Thanks to the flexibility of our web-based platform, Onshape users can collaborate, apply materials, and render CAD projects in real-time.

We made our user interface incredibly intuitive, allowing users to quickly render materials with simple drag-and-drop controls. It’s really that easy.

Best of all, 3D renderings are interactive and changes are updated in real time in both Onshape and the Clara.io editor.

The Clara.io Visualizer provides Onshape users with a rich user experience in a simplified UI. The ability to smoothly transition from CAD creation in Onshape to visualization and rendering in Clara.io demonstrates the true notion cloud-based solutions that add real value to users.


The Clara.io Visualizer plug-in proved to be successful for countless Onshape clients, as it quickly soared to the #1 Most-Popular app in the Onshape App store, where it remains today.

We are grateful to continue our collaboration with the talented Onshape team on their future endeavours.

Onshape is among a growing list of companies that rely on ThreeKit and Clara.io to build exceptional online visualization solutions. We focus on delivering robust 3D viewing and rendering solutions that ‘wow’ our clients.