Posts in category: ‘GrabCAD’

Our eleven most-read blog posts of 2015

No content manager on planet Earth would let December 31st slide on by without compiling a list of the year's most-read blog posts. Why? Because it's really easy to do? Maybe. Because it affords a built-in opportunity to consider the posts that resonated with our readers and what that means for the year ahead? Absolutely. Please enjoy the most-read posts of 2015 as determined (and arranged) by a seat-of-the-pants combination of page views and average time spent on page. Read the rest of this entry »

Crowdsourcing is not a threat to your engineering job

Engineers, in general, aren’t well known for their dispassion. Whether in person or on the internet, it’s not exactly unthinkable for one engineer to tell another that she is impossibly wrong. Not just kind of wrong, either. Spectacularly wrong. Phrenology wrong. Static universe wrong. Nobody really raises an eyebrow when they encounter two engineers yelling at each other in the hallway.

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Workbench keeps Xenex engineers focused on designing germ-zapping robots, not managing file servers

Back in October, we wrote how impressed we were with the work Xenex was doing in the fight against Ebola. Two months later, Ebola is still very much in the news and Xenex has been right there with it. Here at GrabCAD, we’re proud to help engineers stay focused on doing important things as quickly as possible. If we save them time and money, that’s okay too.

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Möbius Gears: a Step Beyond the Involute

I don’t know what you do with your free time, but, left undisturbed, I often find myself trying to code up some geometry. Nowadays, I am typically trying to 3D print some fancy piece of abstract math that has no business being projected into our default world of 3D Euclidean geometry. Every once in a while, however, I do something that might actually turn out useful.

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Delayed feedback kills

Big ships have a rule: their maximum speed is limited so that their current visibility is always double their effective turning radius. It doesn’t do much good to see an obstacle coming if it’s already too late to turn the ship; you’ll just end up floating on a door somewhere in the North Atlantic.

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GrabCAD will be joining the Stratasys family

Dear GrabCAD Community,

Today is an exciting day in GrabCAD history - I’m happy to announce that GrabCAD has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Stratasys. Once the transaction is closed, subject to the fulfillment of customary closing conditions, GrabCAD will be joining the Stratasys family. Read the rest of this entry »