Engineering Design Collaboration for the 21st Century

Gradient allows you to gather design feedback and manage your project without the need for email, spreadsheets, slideshows and screenshots, but that's just the beginning.
Eliminate
Miscommunication
Centralize
feedback
Unleash
Performance

25%

01.

Web Design

Of a mechanical design team's time is lost to miscommunication caused by disorganized design feedback

02.

Prototyping

Feedback is delivered across various mediums, and follows a linear flow of information

02.

Prototyping

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03.

Development

Non-technical stakeholders such as sales and management don't have access to 3D content

04.

Prototyping

Design progress is impossible to accurately track and report on

Supercharge your design process with Gradient

A collaborative platform that integrates with your workflow so designers, managers and customers can work from the tools they know and love. Finally.

Upload 2D & 3D Content

With support for 60+ file formats, you can drag and drop native files from all major CAD programs, including Solidworks, Catia, Inventor, Sketchup, Creo, Revit and NX.

Share in Seconds

Connect with your team and supply chain and share updates in a matter of a few clicks.

Create Issues and Tasks

All collaborators are able to flag issues, capture upcoming tasks, and view and comment on those created by others.

Tag the 3D Model

Add issue tags to 3D models, drawings and PDF files. Tags allow you to quickly navigate back to the file and exact location of the issue.

Markup Model Shots

Take screenshots of your design files and mark them up from your web browser. Attach markups directly to issues.

Manage Feedback & Progress

Track design progress, manage deadlines and stay ahead of tasks with Gradient's project dashboard.

Even From Within Your Design Tool

Push file updates and create issues from within your favourite CAD application. Reach out to us for a list of available integrations.

Why Gradient?

Centralized Feedback

Gradient takes design feedback out of spreadsheets, documents and emails and into a shared centralized cloud environment that can be accessed by any team member, from anywhere, at any time

Focus on Issue Tracking

We outsource our web viewer technology so that we can focus on building the best issue tracking tool for the workflow of a mechanical design team. Tracking and managing design tasks and issues has never been easier

Powerful Web Viewer

A fully functional model browser and access to component meta-data makes it easy to navigate large assemblies and complex drawings, while analysis tools such as sectioning, measuring and exploding allow for in-depth analysis

Simple Sharing Tools

Sharing with internal and external stakeholders is as simple as typing in an email address or copying a link. Reviewers are brought directly to the model viewer where they can navigate files, and create and reply to issues

CAD Agnostic

Leveraging leading edge web viewing technology allows us to support 60+ standard and native CAD file formats. Drag and drop part and assembly files from Solidworks, Fusion360, Inventor, Catia, Creo, NX, Solidedge, Revit and more

Our Product Roadmap

Current Features

2D & 3D Model Viewer

Upload and view 2D and 3D CAD files

Real-time Collaboration

Invite internal and external reviewers and view feedback in real-time

Markup Tools

Take model shots and mark them up in your web browser

Issue Tracking

Create and track issues and tasks. Include markups and tag collaborators.

Project Dashboard

View issues across all projects and track progress using Gradient's dashboard

Coming Soon

Revison Control

Upload new file revisions and associate issues to specific versions

Issue History

Track the exact path an issue takes from reported to completed

Model Tagging

Tag issues to a specific part of a model, drawing or PDF file.

Automated Reporting

Generate PDF reports at the click of a button that capture the status of all issues on a project

In the Future

Live Reviews

Stream your viewer to collaborators while talking over voice call. Markup model shots in front of all participants to ensure issues are adequately captured

QA Automation

Compare file revisions in the model viewer while approving or rejecting issues marked "for review"

File Storage Integration

Integrate with your current cloud based file storage solution or PDM tool

CAD Integration

Create, view and edit issues from within your favourite CAD program

Testimonials

See what people are saying
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Natasha Joe

CO Founder of Design Studio

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Michael Lee

Designer at Webflow

Pricing

Our pricing is based on several different axes to better suit your design review needs.

Enterprise

from

$99

Unlimited Projects

Unlimited File Uploads

Unlimited External Reviewers

Product Design

$59

50 Open Projects

Unlimited File Uploads

2 External Reviewers per Project

Consultant

$39

10 Open Projects

30 File Uploads per Month

Unlimited External Reviewers

Pricing is per user per month. Can't decide? Don't hesitate to contact us!

Meet the Team

Our mission is to facilitate and enable global collaboration on innovative projects.

Co-founders Adam and Jeremy started CoLab while leading Paradigm Hyperloop in SpaceX's Hyperloop Pod Design Competition. They struggled to collaborate on mechanical design, only to realize that the world's most innovative companies do too.

Adam Keating

Co-founder & CEO

Adam is a Mechanical Engineer with a strong passion for advancing technology. His experience includes leading the Paradigm Hyperloop team to a second place finish worldwide, and helping design and build core subsystems for the first ever biology-guided radiotherapy cancer treatment. Adam graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2017 with the universities most valued academic and leadership awards.

Jeremy Andrews

Co-founder & CTO

​Passionate, motivated and driven to innovate, Jeremy's professional experience covers a wide range of industries, including energy, oil and gas, research, defense, and automotive. Throughout his undergrad, Jeremy was involved in multiple student design teams, including Paradigm Hyperloop and Memorial Baja. Prior to starting CoLab, Jeremy worked with Tesla in 2016 on the Model 3 development in Palo Alto.

Taylor Young

Business Development Lead

Taylor is currently the President of Enactus Memorial where the team was awarded 3 national, and 1 World Championship since she joined. Taylor’s extensive background in project management and unmatched ability to multi-task and operate at an incredibly efficient rate makes her a critical asset to our team. Taylor brings experience from working with Johnson Insurance and ACOA to the team and now focuses on business development and sales.

Jacob Brown

Development Lead

Jacob joined the team in March 2018 as the Software Development Lead after several years of experience working for a startup called Nocland and for one of North America's Bank Fraud Detection leaders, Verafin. Jacob brings to the team a wide range of expertise with our development stack, dev ops leadership experience and a true passion for creating new solutions.

Alex Collins

Full Stack Developer

Alex is a computer engineer with significant design, development and testing experience that he gained through a diverse set of industry positions. His wide breadth of knowledge in big data technologies, telecommunications and web applications make him a perfect fit for the CoLab team. Alex's dedication to the team and product is evident every day and his passion is contagious.

Freddie Pike

Full Stack Developer

Freddie is a passionate software developer who brings an energetic and innovative perspective to software development. With his wide knowledge of programming languages and technologies, Freddie was the perfect fit to develop the full stack of the web application. He is a quick learner and has been a driving force in our front-end development and user experience.

Connor Whalen

Infrastructure and DevOps

Connor is a recent computer engineering graduate who finished atop of his class academically. He worked previously with Altera NTC, Nokia and Group Zed and was one of the leads for the Eastern Edge Robotics team that placed 2nd in the 2015 International MATE ROV Competition. Connor’s ability to learn quick and solve technical challenges will be a major asset for the team.

John Barry

Front End Developer

John joins our team as a computer engineering intern from Memorial University of Newfoundland to work on our user interface and experience. He previously worked multiple roles for Nokia and has always been interested in self-starting new projects. His eye for design will be a bonus for the team as we continue to emphasize the value of user engagement.

Cassandra Abbott

Marketing Specialist

Cassandra is a digital marketing professional with international work experience focused in tech. As a creative-minded person, Cassandra is a strong copywriter and problem-solver. She is passionate about developing and delivering on marketing strategy through web, social and drip campaigns. Cassandra’s previous experience includes roles with Expedia, Virtual Marine, and Blackberry.

Advisory Board

Greg Smyth

Greg is a Professional Mech. Engineer with over 10 years of experience that includes managing an engineering team of 12 that was responsible for drilling the world’s longest oil wells, and has lead continuous improvement process for $100M projects, resulting in $150M savings over 5 years. Greg currently works at Tesla, where he acts as Global Supply Manager for Capital Equipment.

Catherine Courage

​Catherine co-authored the book “Understanding Your Users,” and is an active writer and speaker on customer empathy, innovation and design. Her professional experience includes Citrix, DocuSign and Google. In 2014, the National Diversity Council named her one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology. Her current role is VP Ads and User Commerce Experience at Google.

Jim Fish

Jim has extensive experience in Product Management, Marketing and Innovation. From 2014 to February 2017, he served as Chief Innovation Officer at Bosch North America, where he lead the company's internal and external innovation efforts. Jim is currently VP Business Development at Lemur Vehicle Monitors, Managing Director at New Hammer, and Partner at Innovatrium.

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Contact

Don't hesitate to reach out about your design review and issue tracking needs!
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