Posts in category: ‘How to’

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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New Guide to AutoCAD shortcuts

For many of us, productivity is always an issue, as well as the time it takes to perform each individual task. If you can save a few seconds here and a few seconds there, before you know it, you will have increased your productivity without the need for big changes. With this simple AutoCAD guide to shortcuts, you will soon find yourself flying through your projects and saving time one click at a time.

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BOM Find Numbers: Don’t Get Too Attached

What are Bill of Material (BOM) find numbers and why do they exist at all? Find numbers are a feature of the very first BOMs, a simple method to individually distinguish BOM lines in order to explicitly identify or "find" the corresponding callout and depiction on an engineering drawing. In other words, find numbers are a BOM index.

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Free Bill of Materials (BOM) Excel Template

An engineering Bill of Material (BOM) explicitly lists the constituent components and raw materials necessary to realize an engineering design, and is a powerful and essential means for complete and effective engineering documentation. GrabCAD is providing a free BOM Excel template to get you started with managing your bill of materials, but read on for some important tips.

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