Jon Hirschtick | Founding & Developing the Solidworks and Onshape CAD Systems
Who is Jon Hirschtick?
Founder of both Solidworks and more recently Onshape, Jon Hirschtick is a legend in the CAD industry. In our conversation, you’ll hear about how Solidworks was started, how it grew, and how it led to Jon’s decision to found Onshape. Listeners will also learn about how Onshape is making CAD design faster and more collaborative through its suite of innovative features and native cloud platform.
Jon is also the Chief Evangelist at PTC, where he focuses on Onshape. Onshape is the world’s first and only cloud native CAD and PDM system which includes rendering, collaboration, workflow, analytics, and many other tools. A former General Manager as well as the Co-founder and former CEO of Onshape.
Prior to Onshape, in 1993, Jon founded SolidWorks and served as CEO, Group Executive and Board Member until 2011 watching SolidWorks grow to 2 million users and over $500 million / year in revenue.
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