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 more

Project Spotlight – The Bike Project by Oregon Manifest

GrabCAD spoke to Shannon Holt, co-founder of Oregon Manifest and creator of The Bike Design Project. A crowd-sourced competition and exploration, the cycling public decided which bike was the Ultimate Urban Utility Bike in their collective eyes. Since Oregon Manifest is an independent innovation platform for utility cycling that asked teams to create a new product outside the larger bicycle industry, it felt most appropriate to allow the general public to decide which bike they'd like to see on the retail floor. The competition included 5 teams from Chicago, New York, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle and the winning design will be manufactured by 2015. Read more

New report reveals how CAD users are wasting time and what they can do about it

Do you ever find yourself doing tedious, menial tasks in order to share a CAD file? I’m talking about the kind of tasks you certainly didn’t get a degree to do - taking screenshots of CAD models, nagging IT to prioritize your FTP site, sifting through different versions of your file (only to find out someone already wrote over your most recent, painstaking work). We asked around and it turns out that if the above describes you, you’re not alone. Read more

We wrote a book, and it’s about you

The book is called “The Art of Product Design: Changing How Things Get Made” and after a lot of hard work, input and many revisions, it is finally available! It’s a real book, not an ebook or a super-long brochure. It’s about the rise of Open Engineering - the changes we’re seeing in how things get made. Read more