Posts in category: ‘GrabCAD’

New GrabCAD Community Tutorials Features

Here at GrabCAD, we believe knowledge is power – so we’ve decided to empower you by adding some really cool new tutorials features to make GrabCAD Community even better! We’ve totally redesigned the Tutorials page to make it mobile responsive and easier to navigate. These improved features also make it easier to find, search, and create tutorials. We’ve added a new search bar to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. And to take the guess work out of what a tutorial will help you to create, we’ve added thumbnails so you can see just what the finished model will look like.

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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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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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