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Mr. Hirschtick discusses the future of CAD technology. Through an interactive demonstration he exhibits the new possibilities in multi-tasking.

Jon Hirschtick is a leading innovator in CAD software development, responsible for two of the field’s major paradigm shifts: SolidWorks, the first solid modeling 3D CAD and CAE system created for Microsoft Windows, and Onshape, the first CAD program developed fully for cloud implementation. Hirschtick is one of a handful of CAD executives to be awarded the prestigious CAD Society Leadership Award


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Jon Hirschtick

Jon Hirschtick

Jon is Cofounder and CEO of Onshape, a company in Cambridge, Massachusetts that offers the world’s first full-cloud professional 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) system, enabling product design teams worldwide to use an agile process. Prior to Onshape Jon was a founder of SolidWorks, where he served as CEO, Board Member, and Group Executive until 2011. SolidWorks was acquired by Dassault Systemes. Jon has been a board member and advisor at many other startup companies in the 3D printing, augmented reality, and CAD markets including Magic Leap, MarkForged, Z Corporation, Revit Technology, Liquid Machines, Express3D, and Vela Systems. Jon has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MIT, where he was also a member of the MIT Blackjack Team, featured in several movie, book and TV stories.