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BOMs Away! Workbench Adds BOM Management

Sorry, I couldn’t resist a little BOM humor. But the new Workbench capability is no joke - we’ve added an easy-to-use BOM export capability to Workbench, enabling any Workbench user to generate a Bill of Materials with just a few clicks. This means that your engineering team and manufacturing team will always be on the same page.

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Workbench Makes Part Reuse Easy With Custom Properties Search

One of the big benefits of a PDM solution is that it makes it easy to find and reuse parts. Part reuse can save your team hours of work and help you finish new projects weeks earlier. In order to reuse a part you need to find it, though, so part reuse depends on really strong search capabilities. Today we’re happy to announce that GrabCAD Workbench now offers one of the most flexible part search tools in the industry.

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What’s the ROI of Managing CAD Files With Cloud-based PDM?

You may have decided that your team needs a better way to manage CAD files only to find that there are other people you need to convince - people with "finance" or "budget" or even "CEO" in their title.  Although those people may not understand the intricacies of assembly structure or the benefits of part reuse, they likely understand the value of money.  And that often leads to the question of Return on Investment.  So what is the ROI of CAD file management?  We'll give a quick summary here, but the get the full story read our short whitepaper "The ROI of Managing CAD Files". iStock_000000745731Small Read the rest of this entry »

Meet CEO Hardi Meybaum And Get A Signed Copy of “The Art of Product Design” on June 11

Quick reminder - Hardi will be doing a book signing at the Boston Marketbot store on June 11.  Stop by to pick up a signed copy of "The Art of Product Design: Changing How Things Get Made" and meet the author.

Hardi_Meybaum_blog2"The Art of Product Design: Changing the Way Things Are Made", published by Wiley and available from Amazon and other booksellers, describes how the digital revolution is changing the way products are designed and made.  Hardi describes how online communities,  crowdsourcing, rapid prototyping and new collaboration tools make it easier than ever to design great products, and along the way shares examples of individuals and companies who are making this revolution happen.  One of those companies is Makerbot.  Here's a link to the Marketbot announcement with more details.