Posts in category: ‘Community’

10 interesting CAD models from the last couple of weeks

It's been about six weeks since we last did one of these posts. While it technically qualifies as "the last couple of weeks," the truth of the matter is that we've been a little busy with other really cool stuff. If you subscribe to our newsletter (which hopefully you do - sign up using the form to the right on the blog), you'll notice we rebranded it and started to include a handful of awesome CAD models from that week. That should tide you over. Still, you can't beat a bonafide round up of interesting CAD models from the last couple of weeks. Without further ado, here it is.

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The new Community model uploader and editor

When you look at our CAD Library, it’s easy to forget that each and every model was created and uploaded by a member somewhere in the world. The GrabCAD Community is an amazing place not because of us, but because of the contributions of our members. These contributions deserved an experience just as amazing to manage them, and that is why we built a new model uploader and edit page.

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2015 Golden Gear awards

Since 2012 it’s been an annual tradition for GrabCAD to hold the Golden Gear Awards as a way of recognizing top contributors in the Community. These are people who, over the past year, embodied Community values, shared their amazing work and in the process, helped change the way people make things. As part of this celebration, members design trophies in the Trophy Challenge and we 3D print the winner for Golden Gear recipients. We want to thank each and every member who for every tutorial, comment, and CAD model shared, and for making GrabCAD the Community the place it is.

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The new GrabCAD Library: connected, collaborative, customizable

GrabCAD has always been a community where engineers and designers can share their CAD models, find inspiration for new concepts, and download parts to advance their product design process. From day one, we have been driven by the curiosity and creativity that originally drew many of us to engineering. With that in mind, we have been hard at work on some huge improvements that make it easier than ever to discover amazing CAD models.

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Engineers can’t (and shouldn’t) do everything

Too often the signature, defining trait that distinguishes the engineer from the masses is a relentless self-autonomous drive to repair, fix, tweak, and file everything entirely under their own power, never yielding even a minute measure of control to anyone. It’s a vast mystery where exactly the engineer derives this fierce bend towards complete autonomy.

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It’s back! Top 10 interesting CAD models from the last few weeks

Regular readers (like, those of you who have been reading since 2011) will remember that we used to highlight interesting or unusual Community CAD models here on the blog. Well, today I've got great news. We're bringing it back. We'll aim to highlight 10 models every couple of weeks that you should check out. If you think a particular model is cool too, be sure to let the creator know by leaving a comment!

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