New OpenBOM subscription model brings back FREE OpenBOM application for Onshape

Time is running fast. We’ve been working hard for the last year to develop OpenBOM, improve our CAD integrations and tools. As we develop new features, we discovered new values of OpenBOM applications — Production Planning Dashboard (BETA) we just announced is a great example how OpenBOM is coming to solve very sophisticated challenges every engineering and manufacturing team is facing — calculate quantity and cost of product and plan purchasing of parts, collaborate with contractors and suppliers about manufacturing process.

As part of this growing process of value creation we are making adaptation in our subscription models. Our goals are to optimize experience of people starting to use OpenBOM and discovering value of OpenBOM.

We are introducing new OpenBOM subscription model, which will include OpenBOM Professional User subscription. Check more on our website — openbom.com/pricing.

As part of this process, we are turning some of our products that previously required premium licenses into FREE products.

OpenBOM Integrated Application for Onshape is one of them. Check more here.

So, Onshape app is now FREE for all OpenBOM subscription. OpenBOM custom BOM creation from Onshape is now available for FREE for all Onshape users with free OpenBOM subscription.

Onshape Professional integration will now be provided for Free. Existing Paid Onshape users be converted to OpenBOM Professional (with all the Production Planning features listed above) and given a full year at no cost, regardless of your planed Onshape Pro expiration date. Please contact support@openbom.com if you have questions.

What’s next for OpenBOM for Onshape?

We have bunch on new things we are working on to improve data integration process between Onshape and OpenBOM. Here are few things on our list:

  • Improvement of OpenBOM integration with Onshape multi-document structure. We can see more granular version based structure of documents in Onshape and we are going to eliminate some limitations and make improvements how how OpenBOM integrates with such data in Onshape
  • Integration OpenBOM with Onshape release management process
  • Improve OpenBOM catalog creation from Onshape data

If you have questions or want to discuss processes and integration topics from the list above, please reach out to me — oleg @ openbom dot com.

Conclusion.

Great news OpenBOM for Onshape is FREE now. It was part of our process of optimizing value generation process and improving user experience. We look forward to learn more from great partnership we have with Onshape.

Best, Oleg

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