Posts by Adam OHern

Adam O'Hern is an industrial design consultant, designing products ranging from laptops to power tools, classroom toys to bathroom fixtures, and pro audio gear to guitar tuners. In 2008 he founded, and in 2010 co-founded EvD Media with Josh Mings of, and the two collaborate on the podcast.

Onshape Part Studio vs. Multibody: Is There a Difference?

1 week ago

The Onshape guys think Part Studios set them apart from other multibody CAD systems. I’ve been skeptical. After a few weeks of testing, I have some thoughts.


Cloud Services and Security: 5 Reasons Engineers Should Use The Cloud

3 months ago

Presented by “No way” you say. “Cloud services aren’t ready for prime time. They’re not secure/fast/reliable/full-featured enough for my business.” Let me tell you why you’re wrong.


How Collaboration Works in Onshape (and 5 Reasons You Need to Try it Now)

4 months ago

Presented by Collaborating with CAD data sucks. In fact, you told us it’s the third most annoying thing in CAD back in late 2014. Onshape wants you to think they’ve…


Adam on #AU2015: fistpump baby

5 months ago

#AU2015 was space-time-distortingly gigantic, impeccably designed, meticulously planned, and flawlessly executed. And yet, behind the razzmatazz, I’m conflicted.


Onshape Comes Out Swinging, Changes MCAD Pricing Forever

1 year ago

Parasolid-based Mechanical CAD, for free. You read that right. Unfettered use of the entire Onshape system for up to 5GB and five private documents at a time is completely free,…


the new cadjunkie: no membership required

1 year ago

Yes, we have a fancy new website and a kick-butt new end-to-end MODO modeling course with over seven hours of ooey-gooey hard-surface SubD goodness. But that’s not all folks, no…


Pricing Next-Gen CAD: Has Dassault Systèmes Lost the Plot with 3DExperience?

1 year ago

The newly announced SolidWorks Industrial Design product is ostensibly similar to Autodesk’s popular Fusion 360 product. Like, really similar. And at $2280 per annum, the confusing mish-mash of overpriced and…

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What We Learned at #SWW15 About SolidWorks Industrial Design

1 year ago

I was finally able to get a proper live demo of the new SolidWorks Industrial Design product at SolidWorks World 2015, and while we still lack some really critical information…

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Sharing is Caring: How Real CAD Users Share Data

2 years ago

If data portability is so annoying, what format(s) are we talking about here? We asked what formats people use when sharing data with 1) collaborators, 2) clients, and 3) fabrication shops. The results were generally unsurprising, but lead to some interesting conclusions.