8 More Of The Best CAD And Design Sites Online

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Jun 25, 2015 7:00:00 AM


    In a previous post, we nailed down 8 of the best CAD sites that will help you increase your knowledge and stay up-to-date with the industry. But because there are so many valuable resources out there we’ve decided to share 8 more that offer news, tips or opportunities to review and publish digital 3D content. 

    We highly recommend you check them out to stay ahead of the CAD curve.  

    1. Sketchfab

    Sketchfab is the place to go for 3D models. The site lets users publish, share and embed interactive 3D files, and features more than 300,000 models across categories like games, characters, architecture and vehicles. Three years since launching, it’s natively integrated with Photoshop, Facebook and the forthcoming HoloLens, confirming its position as the standard for 3D content publication. Check out their blog for industry insights and downloadable material.

    2. MCADCafe.com

    MCADCafe delivers the latest MCAD industry commentary, news, product reviews, articles, events and resources. With the world’s  most complete MCAD product catalog listings,  technical  papers,  MCAD
    news, CEO interviews, multimedia presentations, priority press releases,  event  postings,  job placement and more, you can rely on MCADCafe's team of experienced industry professionals to keep you up-to-speed.

    3. DailyCADCAM

    DailyCADCAM offers visitors a vast amount of information, news, events and ideas on a variety of industry topics. Site sections include: AEC, MCAD, GCAD, Analysis, CAM, PLM and others. The good news is you can subscribe to updates so that you never have to fear missing out on the latest.

    4. ConnectPress

    ConnectPress does exactly what the name suggests—the site connects you to several technology based communities with industry insights and answers to common questions. Those communities include, but are not limited to: MicroStation Connections, PLM Connections, SolidWorks Community and CATIA Community

    5. Cadalyst

    Reviews, tips and tutorials, oh my! Cadalyst is a great place to go to learn about the latest hardware and software. The company also offers lots tricks and tools to help you get the most out of your CAD investments. 

    6. Lynn Allen’s Blog

    Sometimes you just want to lie down and curl up with a good blog. Lynn Allen’s blog delivers high quality news, tips and video demos on Autodesk products, with a particular focus on AutoCAD. The site includes a downloadable annual tips and trick booklet. Are you sitting comfortably?

    7. Desktop Engineering 

    Desktop Engineering is like the CNN of, well, desktop engineering. The site provides readers with stories about innovation by engineers who use progressive technology to improve how they design, simulate, prototype and test. 

    8. PDnet.com

    Last, but certainly not least is pdnet.com. While this site also offers news about the latest in product design and development, its strength lies in the free digital magazine offering. Readers can log in daily to get their news fix or wait for the publication to absorb everything in one sitting. Either way you can’t go wrong.

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    Tags: Engineering, Design, Architecture