Posts in category: ‘workbench’

How GrabCAD Helps Make My Job Easier

Evan Hochstein is a passionate STEM education supporter and long time FIRST Tech Challenge team mentor, volunteer, and alum. He currently works with the Applications Engineering Lab at the North American Headquarters of Stratasys located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Most weekends, you will find Evan working with FIRST teams or trying out a new 3D print on one of Stratasys’ PolyJet or FDM technologies.

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Workbench now supports peer-to-peer CAD collaboration

About fifteen years ago, the internet was abuzz with peer-to-peer file sharing technologies. Napster spread throughout college campuses as music enthusiasts with vague ethics discovered that they could move data anywhere in the world with no central authority. Today, BitTorrent is responsible for about a third of internet traffic in Asia-Pacific. That's not insignificant. Plus, P2P can be used in perfectly ethical instances. Like, say, transferring CAD files between team members.

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Just out: precise select and measure in the Workbench viewer

If you've used Workbench lately, you may have noticed a little change in the 3D viewer. When we got started with the 3D viewer in the community, web 3D graphics were in their infancy. The goal of the viewer was to let you quickly view and comment on 3D files. Most Workbench users also use CAD, and we received a lot of feedback that we should strive to make a more CAD-like user experience. Today, I am thrilled to announce that we have launched a new select and measure capability that almost all CAD users should find familiar.

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