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Why engineers love Upchain

CAD plugins

Simplified approvals

Searchable, organized product data

Rapid onboarding and dedicated support

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Automate your product data

Save hours of grunt work with centralized, automated data management.

  • Clone assemblies and automate part number updates
  • Import data for any system
  • Search your BOM for the parts you need
  • Overlay versions to see changes fast

Automate your product data

Save hours of grunt work with centralized, automated data management.

  • Clone assemblies and automate part number updates
  • Import data for any system
  • Search your BOM for the parts you need
  • Overlay versions to see changes fast
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Circulate data in seconds

Stakeholders can view and use the CAD and BOM data they need, without bothering you for the export.

  • 3D CAD viewer lets everyone see what you’re building
  • Flexible integrations get engineering data where it needs to go
  • User permissions ensure transparency without giving up control
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Circulate data in seconds

Stakeholders can view and use the CAD and BOM data they need, without bothering you for the export.

  • 3D CAD viewer lets everyone see what you’re building
  • Flexible integrations get engineering data where it needs to go
  • User permissions ensure transparency without giving up control
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two wooden stools against a white wall and grey floor

Get feedback fast and early

Get feedback from stakeholders fast, and avoid last-minute design changes.

  • CAD markup is available to everyone
  • Email notifications keep projects moving
  • Configured ECRs structure the feedback process

Get feedback fast and early

Get feedback from stakeholders fast, and avoid last-minute design changes.

  • CAD markup is available to everyone
  • Email notifications keep projects moving
  • Configured ECRs structure the feedback process

FAQ

What CAD do you work with?

We have plugins for SolidWorks, Catia, Onshape, Creo, Siemens NX, and Inventor, so you can work with Upchain without even leaving your CAD program. We also have integrations more than 20 CAD programs, including EPLAN, AutoCAD electrical, and Promis.e that lets you import CAD data and add it to your BOM.

How long does it take to get started?

We can be up and running in just a few days, and most implementation and onboarding are done within a week.

What’s the largest assembly I can put into the system?

We don’t have a limit. Some of our clients are making products that have incredibly complex assemblies with millions of parts.

Can people outside my company see my data?

No. However, you can share your data with external parties if you want (e.g. sharing with a key supplier). We have granular user permissions that let you restrict what users see, what they can do, and let you revoke their access at any time for complete data control.

Do you manage engineering changes?

Engineering change requests can grind production to a halt. We have out of the box templates to get you started and can configure them to suit your existing workflows if needed.

“We know what’s changing and what’s happening. [Upchain’s] allowed us to R&D better and more efficiently.”

Tyson Proffitt
Design Engineer, Ceramaspeed

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“Collaborative and insightful with a team that has hands on experience with engineering and design.”

Administrator in industrial automation

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“Advanced plugins for NX, Creo, Catia, Inventor, Solid Edge, and SolidWorks. This allowed our engineers to integrate with our systems for a streamlined process.”

Joey S.

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ECR creation and management
Create and manage engineering change requests.

Automated parts numbers
Configure your parts numbering to suit you.

Multi-CAD viewer
View and use any CAD file you / your supplier needs.

Comparison overlays
Compare two versions of a file with dynamic overlays.

CAD plugins
Use Upchain from within every major CAD program.

BOM management
Track, update, and share BOM data in real time.

Revision control
Full PDM with check-in / check-out functionality.

Electrical CAD integrations
Integrate with EPLAN, AutoCAD Electrical, and Promis.e.

Rapid CAD upload / download speed
Get CAD data to and from the cloud in record time.

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