Design Collaboration Tools for the 21st Century

Discover how Gradient can integrate with your existing CAD and Data Management tools to eliminate spreadsheets, slideshows and emails from your day-to-day design processes.



Web Design

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



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



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



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.

View & Securely Share CAD in the cloud

With support for 60+ file formats, you can review all major 2D/3D CAD file formats with complete model data and PMI. Sharing with your team and external collaborators is secure and simple to manage.

Automated & Streamlined Reviews

Expedite your design review process by creating efficient reviews with all of the context. Connect requirements to the review and automate reporting in a few clicks.

Simplified Feedback Management

Manage issues and tasks as simple punch lists or integrated directly with the 3D model. Feedback, markups, comments, and closeouts - all in one place. Avoid confusion and consistently keep everyone in the loop on progress.

Context Without the Overhead

Add issue tags and links to 3D models, drawings and PDF files so you never have to navigate to find the information you need to make a decision.

21st Century Interface Management

Share CAD, supporting files and issues between workspaces without duplicating information or compromising information securtiy.

Simple, Consolidated Program Management

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

Seamless Access, Connected to Your Tools

Gradient connects to your CAD/PDM for a single source of truth, file syncing and the easiest way to share your data securely.

What does Gradient do?

Access CAD in the Cloud

Powerful 2D & 3D Web Viewing Technology

Guided Design Reviews

Integrated with CAD/PDM

Design Feedback

Issue Tracking & Action Assignment

2D/3D Markups Model Tagging

Visual Display of Issues

Project Management

Issue & Priority Dashboards

Requirements Management

Progress Tracking

Quality & Reporting

Validation & Verification

Issue & Change Histories

Automated Reporting

Supply Chain

Secure Sharing in Controlled Workspaces

Central Feedback

Simplified Interface Management

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


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CO Founder of Design Studio

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




Unlimited Projects

Unlimited File Uploads

Unlimited External Reviewers

Product Design


50 Open Projects

Unlimited File Uploads

2 External Reviewers per Project



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 university's 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.

Peter Gosse

Product Design Lead

Peter brings more than 13 years of UI/UX design experience to the team. Throughout his career he has worked with agencies, startups, government organizations and large enterprises to create amazing user experiences that solve real problems. At CoLab, Peter is responsible for designing all new user facing features for Gradient.

Robert McFarland

Design Collaboration Expert

Rob joined the CoLab team in September 2018, and brings more than a decade of CAD industry experience with him. After starting his career as a designer in the Nuclear industry, Rob went on to consult industry leaders on their design tool needs at CAD MicroSolutions and Redcage. Today he's helping designers break down barriers to efficient design collaboration with Gradient.

Mohamed Birama

Front End Developer

Mohamed is a third year computer engineering student at Memorial University, due to graduate in 2021. Mohamed's passion for web development and desire to learn make him a fantastic addition to our front end development team. Throughout his internship with CoLab, Mohamed will be carrying out various front end tasks, including implementation of user requested features.

Tyler Kelloway

Financial Project Manager

Tyler is a fifth year business student at Memorial University supporting CoLab from an accounting perspective. A wealth of previous experience helps Tyler keep CoLab operating efficiently and effectively - hence that constant smile on his face!

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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