It's the Weekend! Time to kick-back, relax and CAD. First off, thanks to everyone that submitted to the iPhone 5 Case Challenge. In the last few hours we received a lot of entries - totalling 122! And as one winds down, more are ramping up. As of this moment, we have about $16,000+ in cash and cash-value prizes for all the challenges going. Definitely a new record!
But GrabCAD ain't just about the money, however nice the glint of gold is. Spaceclaim is running a challenge and offering the GrabCAD opportunity to use their software for a limited time. However easy it is to design with Spaceclaim, following a few tutorials is an absolute necessity. Verislav Mudrak has been posting a number of tutorials recently here, here and here. Not only, Spaceclaim has a number of their own for the basic user and those with a little more ambition.
If you feel like lending a helping hand to the rest of the Community, there's the GrabCAD Requests page and the Tutorial page. Here's a selection.
Ever had someone ask you, "I have this idea. It's a nuclear-powered idea. And I need your help.". I haven't. But GrabCADr Brian put a request to the Community: "CAD My Nuclear Powered Aircraft (UFO)" Check it out!
In the boring realm of reality, Hakan asked for a little help modelling an Air Nozzle Diffuser. Interesting design and worthy of a little advice and time.
Darren's request has been fulfilled already, but it was fulfilled quickly by a group of kind GrabCAD Engineers. Props to Brahim Koubaa, Zakir Qureshi, Stephen Nyberg, Cliff Behrend and Luis Amaya for chipping in!
This is a tutorial I discovered very recently - absolutely fantastic and I wish I'd known that you could do this with AutoCAD. Ladies and Gentlemen, the 'MULTIPLE' function, courtesy of Alex Moiceanu.