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AFTERBURN: Are you an Invaluable Asset to your Engineering Team?

Posted June 14th, 2019 by Sondra Ellingson

Design Engine is hosting our AFTERBURN event in our Chicago studio this month. AFTERBURN is a series of after-work presentations with friends (and beer) that are a great way to decompress from work, network with others in your field and drop some knowledge!  All CAD users are welcome! Thursday, June 27th from 6:30 PM – […]

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NeoCon 2019: What’s next is what’s here

Posted June 3rd, 2019 by Sondra Ellingson

222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 470 Chicago, IL 60654 USA Held every June at The Mart in Chicago since 1969, NeoCon serves as the commercial design industry’s launch pad for innovation—offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future.  500 leading companies, 50,000 design professionals, 100 CEU seminars. Major manufacturers, emerging […]

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LIVEWORX 2019

Posted May 28th, 2019 by Sondra Ellingson

Leading Technologies of Today and Tomorrow: All under one roof Monday, June 10 – Thursday, June 13, 2019 Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA LiveWorx is the definitive event for digital transformation and marketplace for solutions engineered for a smart, connected world. A one-of-a-kind digital transformation event for the industrial […]

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Are You an Invaluable Asset to Your Engineering Team?

Posted May 28th, 2019 by Sondra Ellingson

You’ve heard of the old adage, there is no “I” in team. It expresses a general truth that if you are to be truly successful at your goal, you most likely have another individual or team of colleagues that assisted along the way. Golf pros have caddies. Motorcycle and car racers have a pit crew […]

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Past Present & Future of CAD

Posted May 22nd, 2019 by Design Engine

CAD communication tools have evolved over the past 60+ years. At Design-engine we call CAD communication tools. From 2D line drawings to 3D CAD tools and in turn, these always placed a demand on the speed and innovation of the computers that operate them. Mainframe first followed by Unix based processors and Windows NT circa 1993 […]

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The CAD Renaissance Comes to Denver

Posted May 14th, 2019 by Design Engine

Today, CAD is more relevant, more innovative, and more powerful than ever and we learned that first-had on Thursday, May 23rd 2019. Design Engine was in Denver, Colorado covering expert-led learning, peer discussion, and fun at the Colorado PTC User Group (COPUG). This year, we learned new ways of working and new technologies. At this […]

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Here are 5 of the Coolest Products on the Internet!

Posted April 24th, 2019 by Greg Cali

Here is a list of 5 of the coolest innovative products ranging from a headpiece that will improve your sleeping to a soccer ball that is able to track game statistics through a chip! UrgoNight Headband We live in a world that is constantly “go!, go!, go!” and where sleep comes at a premium. Since […]

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Peoria PTC Creo User Group — 2019

Posted April 18th, 2019 by Design Engine

2019 Peoria Creo User Group  Sponsored by Design Engine and The Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bradley University. Registration provided by Continuing Education, Bradley University.  (Friday, May 3rd 2019) For the second year in a row, Bradley University hosted our Creo User Group Meeting. Our goal of this event was to bring CAD professionals and the […]

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The Importance of STEM Education

Posted April 17th, 2019 by Greg Cali

What is STEM? STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and is a term that it used in order to group together these academic disciplines. The acronym was initially used in education to begin to acknowledge the anticipated lack of qualified individuals for future high-tech jobs. One of the main goals of the United […]

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Why Design Engine Should Be Your Only Choice When It Comes to CAD Training

Posted April 3rd, 2019 by Design Engine

At some point in our lives we have all been faced with a project or assignment that has overwhelmed us and made us want to pull out our hair. When first looking at a large assignment, we all have this immediate feeling of fear that we are never going to make it to the end. […]

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How CAD Revolutionized Product Design

Posted March 20th, 2019 by Greg Cali

Product design, by definition, is the process of creating a new product to be sold by a business to its customers. The process includes the set of strategic and tactical activities, from idea generation all the way through to the commercialization of the product and each step in between. Product designers must conceptualize and evaluate […]

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Creo vs. SolidWorks: Which is better?

Posted March 18th, 2019 by Greg Cali

What is Creo? Creo is a computer-aided design (CAD) program that was initially released in 1987 as Pro/ENGINEER by the company Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC). It was one of the first major solid modelers to enter the CAD market and greatly impacted the industry. Creo is a “family of CAD apps” that aids in product […]

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A Future with Flying Cars Is A Lot Closer Than You May Think

Posted March 13th, 2019 by Greg Cali

When you think about the future, one of the first things you probably imagine is a world with flying cars zooming over your head across the sky. The flying car has been an idea since 1926 when Henry Ford created a single-seat airplane called the “sky fivver”. Although his creation was not technically a flying […]

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Creo Simulation Live – The Future of CAD

Posted March 6th, 2019 by Greg Cali

On February 21, 2019, PTC announced the release of the Creo Simulation Live solution. This new software combines the amazing capabilities of PTC and ANSYS in 3D design and simulation. Creo Simulation Live allows users to implement real-time simulation directly into their design environment. This would allow for designers to test their creations as they […]

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The Single-Person Commuter Car of the Future

Posted February 20th, 2019 by Greg Cali

The Electra Meccanica SOLO is believed to be the car of the future. The car resembles your everyday vehicle, but sliced in half right down the middle. This electric one-person vehicle is believed to be the vehicle of the future, because we live in a world where 119 million North Americans are commuting to and […]

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Creating a World Without Language Barriers – The Pilot Translating Earpiece

Posted February 20th, 2019 by Greg Cali

We live in a world that has 6,500 unique languages and at some point in our lives we are bound to run into someone who speaks a different language than us. Many of us only speak one or two languages, severing ourselves from communicating face-to-face with those who speak any of the other 6,000+ languages. […]

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The Hog that went Electric: Harley Davidson Livewire

Posted February 11th, 2019 by Eli Petrov

Project Livewire initially started started in 2014 as a prototype. It was a test to gauge the interest of the public and potential consumer towards a new technology , an electric motorcycle from Harley-Davidson aimed for urban commuters. They went on a tour demonstrating the motorcycle and collecting feedback. HD decided to continue working on […]

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Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist back to Girl Scouts: Sylvia Acevedo

Posted February 11th, 2019 by Greg Cali

Sylvia Acevedo was born near Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. As a child, Acevedo and her family moved to New Mexico, where she became involved in her local Brownie troop. Acevedo’s grandparents were from Mexico and she said her family was close but they “didn’t fully assimilate into the community.” However, Acevedo found […]

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Worlds biggest Air Purifier

Posted January 9th, 2019 by Eli Petrov

A 328 feet tall tower in City in northern China is helping the locals breathe cleaner air. This tower is an experimental air purifier. The tower is in Xian, in the Shaanxi province, and is being called the world’s largest air purifiers by its makers — those leading the project have said it has made […]

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A Lawn Mower That Wont Wake You Up

Posted January 9th, 2019 by Dave Mazovick

  Anyone who has tried to sleep in on a Saturday morning knows how unpleasant and unforgiving the roar of gas-powered lawn mower could be at 7:00 AM. In addition to the incessant noise, the old fashioned gas powered motor as also be a key contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and particulate matter which often […]

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