Vision

Our vision is simple: to provide the best CAD API training and services in the CAD community. Our specialties include SOLIDWORKS API, SOLIDWORKS PDM API, and Onshape FeatureScript. Our talented team can also provide mechanical design services on demand.

Since 2012, over 14,000 SOLIDWORKS users have joined CADSharp.com to learn the SOLIDWORKS API via our online training. Hundreds more have attended our live classes and presentations on three continents. Read our testimonals and you’ll see why.

Our unparalleled customer service and attention to detail has secured us as a foremost provider of SOLIDWORKS and Onshape custom programming services. We have written macros, addins, and stand-alones for resellers, startups, and Fortune 500 companies.

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Team

The sun never sets on the CADSharp empire. We have team members in North America, Europe, Africa, and Australia with a combined 50+ years of CAD and PDM development experience and fluency in ten different languages. Some of our key members include:


Keith Rice | Technical Director

Keith began programming with C++ and Visual Basic 6.0 while in high school. After studying mechanical engineering in college, he worked as an application engineer at a Cincinnati-based SOLIDWORKS reseller for three years. During this time he discovered the SOLIDWORKS API and realized he could combine his passions for programming and CAD. Surprised by the lack of quality API training and services, he started CADSharp in March 2011. Since then he has traveled the world teaching SOLIDWORKS API and has presented at SOLIDWORKS World on API topics over fifteen times. He is currently based in Vancouver, WA, with his wife and four young children. He loves learning about other cultures, climbing the Pacific Northwest Cascade peaks, and drinking Soylent.


Nilesh Patel | Project Manager, SOLIDWORKS API Developer, Mechanical Designer

Nilesh grew up in the Gujarat province of India, where he excelled at cricket and math. Forsaking his childhood dream of playing professional cricket, he studied undergraduate mechanical engineering at The North Gujarat University before moving to Adelaide to receive a master’s degree in the same subject. Remaining in Australia (where he is now a citizen), Nilesh worked as a design engineer in Brisbane where he began studying SOLIDWORKS API. He joined CADSharp part-time in 2018 and then full-time in 2019, where his deep design background gives him great insight into the automation needs of our customers. He is happily married with one son, despises vegemite, and enjoys reminding Kiwis that New Zealand is basically Australia’s Canada.


Jacob Corder | SOLIDWORKS API and Onshape Developer

Jacob’s storied career began as a mechanic for F-15 fighter jets in Alaska, where he served his country for four years. Afterward he worked as a product designer and CAD technician in the years leading up to his graduation from Hennepin Technical College, where he studied fluid power engineering. His exposure to the SOLIDWORKS API occurred during his next job as a hydraulic system designer. His prolific and innovative use of it led to his appointment as a full-time software developer, where he wrote possibly the most complex SOLIDWORKS addin known to man, totaling over half a million lines of code. In late 2019 he joined CADSharp as our first full-time Onshape developer. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Minnesota, where he enjoys remodeling his house, staring longingly across the Canadian border, and tinkering with his remote-controlled lawn mower.


Caden Armstrong | Onshape Development Lead

Caden’s programming career began at an early age as he developed web-sites, mobile apps, and robots. Deeply touched after leafing through a worn copy of Stephen Hawking’s Black Holes and Baby Universes at a yard sale, he pursued a degree in Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, graduating in 2016 with publications such as “High-Order harmonics in light curves of Kepler planets”, in which he proved to lesser minds that high-order harmonics from Lomb-Scargle FFTs are unreliable in analysis of traits such as albedo and mass. Desiring prestige and wealth, he began programming CAD addins in 2017. Since June 2020 he has worked as an Onshape FeatureScript developer and team lead with CADSharp. He currently lives in Nova Scotia with his partner, where he enjoys rock climbing, sailing, and perfecting his lobster mac and cheese recipe.


Mike Bosscher | Onshape Mechanical Designer

Mike grew up on the shores of Lake Ontario, where he resides to this day. Raised around his father’s automotive repair shop, he developed an affinity for all things mechanical, which led to him studying mechanical engineering technology in college. Since then, he’s led a varied career in mechanical design, PDM administration, and systems analysis. Unlike his soft-handed colleagues, who will never know the feeling of scrubbing grease and dirt off their hands with 20 Mule Team Borax after a day of actual work, Mike is equally comfortable behind the computer as he is in the machine shop. In his spare time, he repairs centrifugal clutches and nitrogen-charged shocks on snowmobiles, hunts waterfowl on the Grand River, works out on his home-made squat rack, and enjoys other activities that only a man with a beard like his could confidently perform.


Craig Sink | Onshape Mechanical Designer

What do the Wright Brothers, Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, eight US presidents, and Craig Sink have in common? They all serve to remind you of why Ohio is home to America’s best and brightest. Born, raised, and educated near Dayton, Craig has spent the majority of his engineering career in the automotive industry, primarily designing complex weld tooling for large robotic weld cells. His unflagging pursuit of knowledge culminated in his attendance of a CADSharp API training class in 2014. Today he provides veteran mechanical design experience to CADSharp’s largest automotive customers. He currently resides in Greeneville, Ohio, with his wife and five children, where he enjoys coaching high-school baseball, home-made apple pie, and quietly envying Jacob’s remote-controlled lawnmower.


Konstantin Shiriazdanov | Onshape Developer

Raised in a hamlet on the outskirts of Moscow, Konstantin took an early liking to the complexity of mechanical systems and the equations developed by scientists to predict their behavior. In 2014 he graduated from Bauman Moscow State University as a mechanical engineer with an emphasis on metal cutting machines. Shortly thereafter he received his masters degree, which shifted his design work into mobile robotics platforms and bionic hands. In 2019 he discovered Onshape FeatureScript, a skill he honed through open-source projects such as features for non-linear curve transforms, which included a wrap feature before Onshape added it natively. Konstantin currently resides in Moscow and has no hobbies besides going to the gym and polishing his Mosin Nagant rifle, which he hopes will serve him well when he retires to the Ural Mountains.


Sean Stubbe | SOLIDWORKS API and PDM API Developer

Sean brings even more Dutch-Canadian influence to the team, as well as a touch of youth, being our youngest hire to date. Despite that youth, he has formal training in automation engineering, chemical engineering, and business management. His technical accomplishments include designing an automation cell used to weld brake pedals for Tesla vehicles, programming baggage handling systems used at LaGuardia Airport, and administering a PDM vault with over two million CAD models used by 140 designers. During the latter project he developed an appreciation for the SOLIDWORKS API and PDM API, which led him to CADSharp, where he now does work that Keith doesn’t know how to do and Nilesh doesn’t want to do. He currently lives in southern Ontario where he enjoys spending time with his fiancée, building computers, and playing board games.


Ben Crisostomo | Onshape Mechanical Designer

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Your tutorials have helped overcome the steep learning curve of SolidWorks APIs. I studied the free ones first, and we upgraded. I would just like to say that you do online tutorials very well. I will recommend your site to anyone wanting to learn to teach online, or learn SolidWorks API programming.

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