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

What I was surprised to learn at SolidWorks World 2014 about CAD data management

Well, it’s been almost two weeks since Solidworks World 2014, and after enough times of saying “At SolidWorks World I learned...”, or “I talked to a guy at SolidWorks World who said…”, I thought I should probably write a post about it. But be warned: this is not your typical SWW14 recap. [caption id="attachment_17570" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Photo from michaellord.me[/caption] Given that as Director for Products at GrabCAD I’ve been working pretty heads-down on our GrabCAD Workbench for the past two years, I spent a lot of time at #SWW14 attending sessions on data management and talking to other SolidWorks users about data management. What I learned may surprise you. Read more