What’s a letter balance used for, and furthermore, what does one look like? Today fewer and fewer people would be able to tell you, which is why GrabCADr Dragan Beijan chose to create an old school letter balance for the “Build Models for Reuse with Good Design Intent” challenge, an entry which won him 1st place.
“I picked the design because today’s young generation does not know that device, it can be seen only in museums. I wanted to bring something unique to the community,” says Dragan. Read the rest of this entry »
I had the opportunity to talk to superyacht designer from UK, Orion Shuttleworth about his work and the award winning 42,5 M Trimaran Adastra.
What is your background?
I remember spending weekends with my father in his design office building models and trying to mimic his drawings when I was about 7 years old, so I guess this is when I first started to design yachts. I then designed boats for my A-levels and during my BA in Product Design which I studied at Nottingham Trent University. After graduating in 2004 with a First Class Honours I went on to work for my father’s company John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs Limited. After one year I moved to work for power boat designers Bernard Olesinski Limited where I became the lead designer on a number of projects for British motor yacht company Princess Yachts. In 2010 I set up my own consultancy Orion Shuttleworth Design Limited, to work on the design of Superyacht Adastra and a number of other projects. Both John and I now work together under a collaborative company called Shuttleworth Design Limited. Read the rest of this entry »
GrabCAD had the chance to talk at length with Stephen Clambaneva, who has been organizing the IDSA NE conference in Hartford, Connecticut as well as the very popular Colour-Aided-Design Render Challenge. His primary occupation is working as an industry consultant for DASSAULT SYSTEMES for the consumer goods and retail industry. In a crowded restaurant around the corner from Times Square in New York City, we chatted for a hour about CAD, Colour, GrabCAD, PLM, DIY and the Future of Industrial Design.
At the tail-end of the wildly popular IDSA Render Challenge (568 submissions!), I managed to catch up with Juror, Industrial Designer and Marketer Robert Nightingale and talk shop. As a part of WeCross, a huge open-concept collaborative space near Lower Manhattan, Robert and his small firm RBRTNGHTNGL is a proponent of cross-pollennation of talents, fields and processes.
GrabCAD is thrilled to present the hard work of over 40 engineers, designers, and non-CAD experts. Solidworks City was envisioned and led by Tommy Mueller using our beta collaborative tool. He wants to “choreograph the future” and saw this SimCity-like group project as an opportunity to “shatter people’s paradigms.” Can you bring engineers from around the world together to create something inspiring because they want to push the envelope of what is possible? That is exactly what Tommy and the Solidworks City crew wanted to find out.
Hi, this is the first time you have heard from me and I’d like to say thanks for welcoming me to the GrabCAD community. I’ve been a full time member of the GrabCAD team for a couple of months now and it has already been a tremendously exciting ride. I want you to tell you more about my history and introduce you to our new hires, Stuart Reid and Dan Dignam, who are opening a GrabCAD office in the birthplace of CAD. I will also introduce you to new talent in Boston and Tallinn: Amos, Mart, and Taavi.
What Is My Story?
I’ve been involved in the Mechanical CAD industry since 1983. Why? Because, I believe that the CAD industry is a fantastic place to work.
You have the best customers in the world.
Your customers are people that are inventing new things.
Or, your customers inventing new ways to make things.