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    3 Tips to Bring Your New CAD Professional Up to Speed

    Posted by Tony Lonergan on Aug 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

    Onboarding a new designer can be costly and time-consuming. However, most engineers have little time to waste. For designers to contribute meaningful work, you must bring them up to speed as quickly as possible.           

    Successful onboarding programs provide new designers with the necessary knowledge and tools to jump into their new roles with ease. We’ve compiled four effective ways to bring your new designer up to speed in less time.

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    Tags: 3D CAD, Productivity

    How New Graduates Can Be Successful in the CAD Industry

    Posted by Tony Lonergan on Aug 9, 2017 12:17:00 PM

    You’ve passed all the tests, received your diploma and are now ready to begin your first job in the CAD industry, right? On paper, yes.

    Unfortunately, most schools may not touch on the importance of soft skills, being proactive and what kind of technology is truly best for your job. We’ve taken a deep dive into these factors and how each can set you up for success in your first job.

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    Tags: 3D CAD, Productivity

    Breakthroughs in 3D Design: Healthcare

    Posted by Tony Lonergan on Aug 2, 2017 12:12:00 PM

    Rapid advancements in 3D technology are sparking growth and transforming industries by the minute. Among the largest industries benefiting from the latest technology is healthcare.                                                 

    By 2020, the 3D printing healthcare market is expected to reach $2.3 billion globally. 3D technology is being used to improve the quality of healthcare while providing low-cost and more reliable alternatives to traditional medical treatments.

    3D technology has the potential to improve the quality of life in less time and at a fraction of the cost. Here are four ways it’s disrupting the industry. 

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    Tags: Creativity, 3D CAD, 3D product design

    How to Build and Maintain Your CAD Team’s Competitive Advantage

    Posted by Tony Lonergan on Jul 26, 2017 10:56:00 AM

    A little competition is healthy for CAD professionals and companies—it keeps you on your toes, always looking for the next best thing. But, without a competitive advantage to differentiate yourself, competition can easily become detrimental to your business.

    A competitive advantage is crucial to setting you, your team and your company apart from competitors. It’s often the deciding factor that makes customers choose you over other options. So, how can you build and maintain your team’s advantage? We’ve highlighted how to identify a competitive advantage and some ways to keep it sustainable in your business. 

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    Tags: Creativity, Productivity

    Cutting Back on Clicks: Why You Should Do It and How to Get Started

    Posted by Tony Lonergan on Jul 19, 2017 11:12:00 AM

    Cutting down on the number of mouse clicks may sound like just a minor adjustment. But, it can have a major impact on your overall experience when working in CAD. Reducing the number of mouse clicks can add a boost to your comfort, speed and precision when working in CAD—all of which lead to better designs.

    Luckily, there are a few tools that can help you cut down on clicks and make designing in CAD more enjoyable.

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    Tags: 3D CAD, Comfort & Ergonomics, CadMouse

    Breakthroughs in CAD: Innovations in the Aviation & Automotive Industries

    Posted by Tony Lonergan on Jul 12, 2017 11:00:00 AM

    3D printing technology is transforming many industries, especially as the technology becomes more widely available. In fact, the 3D printing industry is expected to exceed $21 billion by 2020. Some of the most avid users of the technology include automotive and aviation companies.

    Both industries require careful and accurate manufacturing. Similarly, both are constantly under pressure to reduce costs, as well as environmental impact. Luckily, 3D printing addresses both of these challenges. Here’s how.

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    Tags: Creativity, 3D CAD

    How to Find the Best 3D Mouse for You

    Posted by Tony Lonergan on Jul 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM

    Whether you work remotely or at a desktop, prefer lighter, wireless tech or a fully equipped CAD kit, there is a 3D mouse for every work style and design scenario. 

    This is ideal for designers and engineers. When users have the perfect tool to fit their individual work styles, they’re more likely to achieve better results.

    That’s why it’s critical to select the right 3D mouse for the job. Don’t know how to pick the right tool for your needs? Read on to see which 3D mouse is best for each work style.

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    Tags: 3D mouse, 3D CAD

    5 Secrets to Success to Become a Top Engineer

    Posted by Tony Lonergan on Jun 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM

    You already know engineering is a demanding, yet rewarding career. You also know it’s intensely competitive. The number of jobs in the mechanical engineering field is expected to grow five percent by 2024 in the U.S. alone.

    So, how can you make sure your abilities stand out from the competition? There are a handful of secrets that aren’t taught in the classroom—and they’re especially effective at boosting performance.

    Read on to learn more about how you can use these five success secrets to quickly become one of the top engineers in your company.

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    Tags: Engineering, Productivity

    VR: How the Latest High-Tech Phenomenon Will Impact CAD

    Posted by Tony Lonergan on Jun 21, 2017 2:00:00 PM

    Recently, Sketchfab released a survey on the current state of virtual reality (VR) and what we can expect in the coming months. It may seem easy to brush VR off as another high-tech trend, but VR has real implications for CAD and 3D design. In fact, more than 43 percent of survey participants believe VR is the future, and more than half believe it has potential in CAD.

    Sketchfab’s survey—made up of the responses of 1,000 users in the Sketchfab community—highlights the interest in VR, as well as some of the current obstacles to mass adoption.

    Reading the report provides insights into how CAD pros can use VR to improve their work, which is why we’ve got you covered with the main highlights.

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    Tags: Creativity, 3D CAD

    3 Ways Onshape is Disrupting CAD for the Better

    Posted by Tony Lonergan on Jun 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM

    It’s no secret that Onshape changed the game for many engineers and designers when it came out with the first-ever cloud-based CAD system. Cloud-based CAD was once a groundbreaking idea for many, but with Onshape, it’s now one of the most popular systems due to its convenience and unique features.

    Onshape continues to update its program with competitive features that make CAD work easier, faster and more enjoyable. However, there are three in particular that continue to disrupt the industry for the better, including true collaboration capabilities, a unique pricing model and customization features (including the ability to write your own features).

    Below, we’ve covered just three benefits of using Onshape and how they can transform your design workflow.

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    Tags: Productivity, onshape