High School CAD Designer Creates a Solution to Make Elderly More Mobile

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Feb 11, 2016 10:00:00 AM

    Alex Tacescu is not your average ordinary high school student. A senior at Clovis North High School in Fresno, California, Tacescu is a robot enthusiast. He is a CAD and engineering team leader for his local robotics team, FIRST FRC Team 2761. FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. FRC stands for FIRST Robotics Competition.

    During a visit with his grandparents, he saw his grandfather (who had Parkinson’s disease) struggling with daily tasks. He was having trouble getting around which got Tacescu thinking. He saw an opportunity to use his knowledge of robotics to design a way for disabled people to easily move around.

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    Tags: Engineering, Design, 3D CAD

    5 of the Craziest Things Ever 3D Printed

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Jan 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

    Makers are an active bunch. Give them a new technology and they’ll come up with innovative projects and creative uses for it before you can blink. 3D printing is no different. Check out five of the craziest things makers have 3D printed so far.

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    Tags: Design, Creativity, 3D CAD

    Design Like A Pro With These 6 Simple Tools

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Dec 17, 2015 10:00:00 AM

    Not everyone that loves CAD design does it for a career. Some people design as a hobby. It might be DIY to-dos around the house, designing parts of the house itself or any number of maker projects. Some enjoy the freedom to create whatever they want at their own pace. No deadlines, stress or meetings.

    And, luckily there are plenty of free and affordable tools for you to be able to design to your heart’s content. There are tools for different levels of experience…even kids can learn to design. The following tools are some of most accessible and sophisticated available.

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    Tags: Design, 3D CAD, onshape

    3 Innovative Architectural Designs To Imagine Living On Mars

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Dec 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM

    NASA (US National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Centennial Challenges is a program that offers prizes for competitions to solve problems “of interest to NASA and the nation.” To receive diverse ideas, the competition is open to inventors and innovators, including small businesses, student groups and individuals. The objectives of the program are:

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    Tags: Design, Architecture, Creativity

    Design Like A Champ With The Optimal SOLIDWORKS Setup

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Dec 3, 2015 10:00:00 AM

    More than 2.8 million designers use SOLIDWORKS around the world. However, according to Computer Aided Technology (CATI), many of these users are not as productive as they could be due to an inferior setup of their workstations. The benefits of optimizing your workstation for SOLIDWORKS include:

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    Tags: Design, 3D mouse, Productivity

    5 Amazing Student Design And Engineering Projects You Need To See

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Oct 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM

    While many companies and brands are creating incredible designs and products, so are some amazing students. Senior projects and student competitions breathe some new life into CAD design and engineering. Maybe it’s their fresh perspective or their excitement over one of their first projects that has a little more at stake than a grade.

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    Tags: Engineering, Design, Creativity

    5 Design and Engineering Podcasts You Need to Listen To

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Oct 20, 2015 4:43:01 PM

    These days, you can find information on design and engineering just about anywhere. There are blog posts, social media posts, articles, portfolios, etc. However, there’s one platform that you may not have considered: Podcasts.

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    Tags: Engineering, Design

    3Dconnexion Partners With Onshape – And Everybody Wins

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Sep 17, 2015 1:33:00 PM


    3Dconnexion builds its line of SpaceMouse 3D mice and its brand new CadMouse to make designing more comfortable, productive and fun. This is only possible by working closely with the movers and shakers in the CAD software world, which is why our new partnership with Onshape has us so excited.

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    Tags: Engineering, Design, 3D Mice, 3D mouse, 3D design efficiency, 3D CAD, Productivity, Communication, 3D product design, CAD Management, onshape

    DIY with 3D: Home Improvement Made Easy

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Sep 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM

    As 3D printed objects have made their way to food, toys and even fashion, why not home improvement? From home accessories to tools, 3D printing is making new possibilities in the DIY market.

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    Tags: Design, 3D CAD

    10 Beautiful Cars Every CAD Designer Will Love

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Sep 3, 2015 10:00:00 AM

    You don’t have to be a total gear head to appreciate a beautiful car design. After all, you’re a design professional at heart and automobiles often look just as cool as they function.

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    Tags: Design, 3D CAD