Find model references

Reference finder for Onshape lets you discover conversations, tasks, documentation, and more for any Onshape model. It hooks into the platforms you use and automatically provides insights about where any Onshape CAD model is referenced.

It's just one click!

Getting started is super easy.

1. Reference a model somewhere

Drop a link somewhere in your...

  • Technical documentation

  • Slack conversation

  • Email chain

  • Project management system

2. Connect services with the extension

  • Click "Connect" for each service you use

  • Authorize "Where referenced" to your service

3. See references in Onshape

  • Click the sidebar icon to launch the extension

  • See references automatically collected in one place

  • Click on references to open them at their source

Connected Services

Available today

  • Trello

  • Slack

  • Confluence

  • Jira

  • Google Drive

Coming soon

  • Gmail

  • GitHub

  • Asana

  • Basecamp

  • Discord

  • Teams

Note: list is subject to change. These are not guarantees.

Won't do (for now)

API is insufficient:

  • Notion

  • Google Chat

  • ECI E2

Requesting platforms

Email your request to

About the add-on

Reference finder for Onshape is written and maintained by Alnis Smidchens, an intern at Onshape. The extension is not an official product from Onshape, so there may be bugs or other issues.

Please make sure to read the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

For any questions, comments, feedback, or ideas, please email