OneCAD Solutions Business History

OneCAD Solutions began operations in July, 2004 by our owner and President, Neil Thomas. It was originally started as a sales organization specializing in engineering CAD software, support services and training along with 3D printing (rapid prototyping) technology and print services.

OneCAD rapidly grew to be the most successful Canadian Solid Edge reseller at the time and was well-respected in the Solid Edge community for our customer service and training.

From the start, OneCAD also provided 3D CAD design and drafting services on a part-time basis. In January 2007, we added full-time staff for our design services area and during the summer of 2007 we transitioned our business from software and technology sales to concentrate only on design services. In September 2009, our first staff member obtained his Professional Engineer designation and subsequently OneCAD Solutions obtained its Certificate of Authorization from the Professional Engineers of Ontario so that OneCAD is authorized to offer professional engineering services.

Although the majority of our clients are in Ontario we also have clients in the Canadian Maritimes and in Western Canada. Our staff work from both our Markham, ON offices as well as on-site at our client’s locations. We have worked hard to develop and maintain an excellent reputation in our industry and we have plans to continue our growth.

Though OneCAD originally delivered to a niche market for Solid Edge CAD services, we also offer services for Solid Works, Inventor and AutoCAD, with Solid Works now being our #1 requirement.

Since 2007, OneCAD has been a proud and active member of the Organization of CANDU Industries (OCI) a business organization representing over 160 companies involved in the Canadian nuclear supply chain. We consider ourselves as a Tier 2/3 supplier to the nuclear industry in that we are supporting the other OCI members with their overflow design work.

With the growth and delivery of its mechanical engineering services for the solar industry, in February, 2011 OneCAD Solutions also became a member of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA).

In 2011, OneCAD has successfully rebounded from the recession to grow even larger than before as we have 20 technical staff available for our client’s projects. OneCAD also moved into its newly purchased offices in September of 2011 giving it the stability of a long term location for continued growth. 

Also new in 2011, OneCAD began offering a competitive FEA / CFD Analysis Service targeted to those companies that have the technical expertise but not the software and the resources to solve the problem.