How Engineers Benefit from Better Communication

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Jul 14, 2016 10:30:00 AM

    According to a study conducted at Queens University of Charlotte, nearly 75% of employers rated teamwork and collaboration as being “very important”. However, only 61% of surveyed employees worldwide believed their organizations collaborated enough.

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    Tags: Engineering, Communication

    How Engineers Can Transform Their Presentation Skills With 3 Easy Tips

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Jul 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

    When it comes to presenting their work, engineers need to be equipped with strong presentation skills to sell themselves and their work. It’s important to know how to present ideas to both internal audiences, like managers or executive teams, as well as external audiences, which may include customers and vendors.

    Engineers who are able to communicate their ideas well stand out from their colleagues and the competition, which leads to better results within the organization. By being able to clearly explain their ideas, engineers may also establish a reputation as the go-to-person for future projects.

    Ready to start improving your presentation skills? Follow these simple tips.

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    Tags: Engineering, Productivity, Communication

    6 Skills That Engineers Need to Have a Future in CAD

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Jul 7, 2016 11:00:00 AM

    CAD as an industry is undergoing perpetual change. With new technology and rapid global expansion, engineers are feeling increasing pressures to be profitable.

    With industry growth comes intense competition between CAD professionals who must now stay relevant and ahead of the curve. You must have knowledge in emerging technological innovations, a solid understanding of design processes, and the ability to communicate effectively in global markets.

    Here are six skills CAD professionals need to develop if they want a bright future in the industry.

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    Tags: Engineering

    How Do I Stop Wrist Pain When Designing in CAD?

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Jul 6, 2016 11:00:00 AM

    Reoccurring and even constant bodily pain isn’t uncommon for professionals who spend the majority of their day working at a computer. Repetitive mouse clicks and arm motions can lead to issues with the wrist, arm, shoulders and even back, affecting performance and even making seemingly simple tasks away from the computer hard to complete.

    These repetitive strain injuries can also result in more serious conditions, like carpal tunnel syndrome, which occurs when the median nerve is pinched or squeezed at the wrist. Whileengineers may think they can deal with a little wrist pain, carpal tunnel and other related muscular injuries could actually make it too painful to work in CAD. 

    However, there’s good news: not only can these pains be treated, they are actually preventable by incorporating some tips and tools into your daily work routine.

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    Tags: 3D mouse, Comfort & Ergonomics

    3 Important Non-Engineering Skills Engineers Need to Thrive

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Jun 30, 2016 11:00:00 AM

    44% of top executives believe soft skills account for the biggest part of the U.S. skills gap. In addition to technical skills, engineers must have the ability to work productively, communicate effectively and demonstrate outstanding creativity. Though not all of these skills come naturally, they can all be learned through one simple process: practice.

    Here are three critical non-engineering skills engineers need in order to thrive.

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    Tags: Engineering

    CAD Links Worth Your Time: 3D-Printed Wheelchair, Subscription-Based CAD Software and More

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Jun 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

    CAD News

    This 3D-Printed Motorcycle Only Weighs 35 Kg

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    Tags: Engineering, Architecture, Creativity, Productivity, Communication

    5 Innovations From SXSW Skyrocketing Us Into the Future

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Jun 15, 2016 10:30:00 AM

    Every year companies launch their best new innovations at South by Southwest (SXSW). 2016 was no exception. Virtual and augmented reality products were heavily represented. As were many products that address the question “why don’t we have those yet?”

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    Tags: Engineering

    How to Train Your Brain to Generate New Ideas

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Jun 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM

    How many times have you seen a new product design or solution to a design issue and thought, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Sometimes you may feel stuck in a rut when it comes to new ideas or solutions.

    Fortunately, idea generation is a skill that you can learn and practice. It’s not some inborn talent that only some people have. Opening your mind just requires looking at things in a new way. But, how do you do that? Read on for a process you can use to spur more ideas—and excitement—in your CAD work!

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    Tags: Creativity

    SpaceMouse Enterprise: Take Your CAD Design to the Next Level

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on May 23, 2016 9:24:12 AM

    If you’re like most CAD engineers, you need to get your projects done, but you want to do so as easily, enjoyably and comfortably as possible. 

    That’s why we’re thrilled to unveil the newest member of our SpaceMouse family: SpaceMouse Enterprise. Easier to use than the entry level SpaceNavigator yet packing more muscle than the all-conquering SpaceMouse Pro! 

    It’s like having the full suite of your favorite apps on your smar

    tphone: you never knew you needed them, and now you can’t live without them. 

    “In the last few years we’ve gained even more insight into the needs of today’s design professionals. Based on that input, we developed the SpaceMouse Enterprise to provide the most advanced 3D input device for professional CAD users to date,” says Antonio Pascucci, 3Dconnexion’s vice president of product development.

    “This powerful but easy-to-use tool provides much-requested new features, taking a CAD user’s ‘two-handed power’ workflow to a completely new level.” 

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    Tags: 3D Mice

    The Most Important Piece of Your Dream CAD Setup Is the Most Overlooked

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Apr 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

    Imagine you just bought a brand new HDTV. It’s the latest model with the biggest and best screen possible. You’ve hooked it up with the best cable package with more than 500 channels. You paid a pretty penny for it, but it’s worth it. You go to pick up the remote and you’re only option for choosing a channel is to scroll up or down (through 500 channels). It’s not the most pleasant experience.

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    Tags: 3D mouse, 3D CAD, Productivity