Posts with tag: ‘cad models’

MWL – Electric CAD

The recent Challenge with NOKIA reminded me of the great models we have that focus on all things electric. Whether it's circuits, motors, connectors, switches, or other accessories - GrabCAD has plenty of electric CAD to keep you busy this weekend. Get inspired, start a new project, or find something cool to set your scene!
300b valve amplifier on GrabCAD

300b valve amplifier by Andrew Whitham deserves way more love! Get the full assembly and watch out for the schematic, coming soon.

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Get to know the new GrabCAD measuring tools!

It's almost midnight, you just remembered your niece’s birthday (tomorrow) and you start to panic! There is no time to go to a store or rush an online gift.  As you try to come up with apologies in your head, you catch a glimpse of your 3D printer sitting in the corner, gathering dust. A 3D printed toy like Thomas the Tank Engine model by GrabCADr A. Ter Meer would be perfect. But, are the parts the right size to 3D print?

GrabCAD measure tool

This is one of many scenarios where you need to know the measurements or scale of a model before downloading. We want to help you with that! This post will walk you through each handy tool, so you can measure like a pro.
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What defines quality in open source CAD models?

In order to have the best CAD library out there, we need to know what quality means when it comes to CAD models. This is a tricky question and becomes even harder when you add open engineering to the equation. What qualities does an open source CAD model need to fit your needs and make it great? This is the question we asked our community, looked at in-depth over the past few months, and will continue to explore in the future. Why is this relevant to everyone and anyone in the engineering and manufacturing communities? And, how can you tell a quality model when you see it?

Mechanical Horse on GrabCAD

A classic, quality model by KFZ-Schule

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Models We Love – Engines, Chemical Reactors and a great Solidworks model of Wall-E

Chemical reactor by GrabCAD engineer Flaviano Crespi

Porsche flat 6 gt2 by GarbCAD engineer Jeff Lord 

Wall-E by GrabCAD engineer Luis Ricardo

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