Stratasys builds 3D printing cloud app from GrabCAD

The new design-to-print workflow automates the process of preparing 3D models for printing and accepts major CAD program formats in addition to STL. Stratasys has unveiled its long-awaited repurposing of GrabCAD, which it acquired in 2014, with today’s announcement of GrabCAD Cloud. Stratasys says GrabCAD Cloud will speed time-to-print significantly, by focusing on the pain … Read more

GrabCAD sets Workbench free

PDM has gone from a sleepy side venture to a main attraction. GrabCAD announced today that starting immediately GrabCAD Workbench will be free for all users. Initially released as a free extension of GrabCAD Community, Workbench became a revenue product late in 2013.   GrabCAD has not disclosed how many Workbench customers it has gained, … Read more

Stratasys to acquire GrabCAD

Fast-growing cloud-based 3D collaboration platform will remain CAD neutral. 3D printing manufacturer Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) today says it will acquire GrabCAD, the popular website community and collaboration platform for product design. The deal will be all-cash, but other terms were not announced. The acquisition is expected to close before the end of the month. GrabCAD … Read more

GrabCAD Workbench Pro exits beta as a Collaborative Product Data solution

What started as “GitHub for 3D” and a community of designers has become a legitimate SaaS collaborative product data tool for small groups. Next week GrabCAD Workbench Pro will exit its beta period and become generally available with new features that realistically allow it to be called a collaborative product data solution (CPD). GrabCAD Workbench … Read more

GrabCAD and SpaceClaim offer Lagoa cloud visualization

Users of both products can offer browser-based photorealistic 3D product views to their users.   When cloud-based 3D product visualization platform Lagoa debuted in 2013, it initially found a market with the makers of high-end luxury goods. But in recent weeks Lagoa has made deals with two vendors that will place it squarely in the … Read more

Autodesk and GrabCAD partnership extends CAD’s reach in the cloud

Both AutoCAD 360 and the new Fusion 360 3D modeler will be available for real-time drawing and editing of drawings and models inside the GrabCAD Workbench environment. Autodesk and GrabCAD today announced a partnership that integrates Autodesk cloud-based  CAD tools with the GrabCAD Workbench online product design collaboration site. The partnership provides both 2D and … Read more

GrabCAD launches Android app for CAD collaboration

Both the GrabCAD public library and a user’s private workbench projects are accessible.  GrabCAD today announced the release of the GrabCAD Android app, allowing Android users to view 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) models on their mobile devices. The CAD collaboration site says the app is the first application for the Android operating system that … Read more

New link allows Keyshot direct access to GrabCAD models for rendering

3D renderings can be posted to GrabCAD, or models from GrabCAD may be imported to Keyshot. Luxion’s KeyShot renderer now has direct access to 3D CAD models from the GrabCAD product design collaboration platform. The new link allows KeyShot users to create photorealistic 3D rendering of models in their GrabCAD workspace. Within KeyShot, a new … Read more

GrabCAD Workbench cracks the door on open engineering

Tying together CAD content and related communications into one secure package, Workbench seeks to use the power of cloud computing to enable new forms of collaborative engineering already embraced by software engineers. For the past two years GrabCAD has been open for business as a free portal anyone could use to post and share engineering … Read more