Posts with tag: ‘Online CAD Collaboration’

Debunking the cons to CAD file sharing tools

In a post I wrote last week I described why Dropbox, GitHUB, Box and other mainstream file sharing tools are not enough for a complex industry like Manufacturing. Yesterday, Oleg Shilovitsky wrote a post listing the top 3 pros and cons to using a CAD file sharing tool as opposed to generic tools.


I completely agree with Oleg’s top 3 pros and think these are only the beginning. As for the cons, I think they need a closer look.
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Why using Dropbox, Github or Box for CAD sharing is a mistake

In the past couple of months, I've heard thought leaders talk about how companies should approach CAD sharing. Should companies use tools that solve one problem for a broad set of people? Or, should companies use a set of tools for one group of professionals or consumers.

Wrong tool for the job (Apple saw via

This is an important question for CAD professionals to think about since more and more engineering and manufacturing companies are moving to SaaS tools. Do you want tools that are one-size-fits-all or tailored for your business? Technical companies, especially engineers and designers, need specialized solutions and this is why.
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Do more with Autodesk Inventor in your browser!

We want to offer a big welcome to Autodesk Inventor 2014, which is one of our newest supported files in the GrabCAD 3D viewer. It feels so right for members with the latest version of Inventor to be able to spin, explode, section, and markup their files right in their browser.

Click here to view Autodesk Inventor 2014 files in 3D on GrabCAD

Pictured: Shop Vac Power Head Accessory by Thinkin3D on GrabCAD

Looking for more good news? This means you can collaborate in private with even more Inventor uses with GrabCAD Workbench! Looking for even more good news? We also added support for OBJ and IFC file formats. Bring on the glorious, 3D models!
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Four ways to use Fusion 360 every day

Yesterday, we told you how Autodesk Fusion 360 helps you CAD like you've never done before. Now, we’ll show you four ways your peers are already using it for everyday tasks like CAD feedback, editing, and creation. Your company can use Fusion 360 to reduce design cycle time and communication errors. A tool like GrabCAD Workbench, which connects with apps like Fusion 360 and integrates with your existing CAD software online is a great way to get started.

Put the pieces together for your team online with GrabCAD Workbench

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