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Twenty years ago, IronCAD made its debut at the National Design Engineering Show and Conference (NDES) in Chicago, stunning audiences with its speed and the introduction of an entirely new design methodology. “IronCAD is the talk of the show,” said David Weisberg, publisher of Engineering Automation Report, at the time. “It’s all I’m hearing about.”… Read more

Unified CAD Assembly Design Environment

Many designers working on large assemblies sometimes encounter strong disconnects between how they’d ideally like to handle their CAD assembly file and how their chosen CAD platform encourages them — or even forces them — to work. With traditional CAD design systems, which construct assemblies out of separate part files, it’s nearly impossible to make… Read more

IronCAD Gold

“To sum up my experience of IronCAD, it exceeded my expectations and left me wanting more.” –Phil Foley, Contributor to Design World IronCAD is an MCAD product that is unique in its intuitive design philosophy incorporating drag-and-drop functionality, push-and-pull shape modification, and a non-restrictive history-based design process. New users find IronCAD a bit strange at… Read more

“IronCAD is a remarkable product that’s been leading the industry for two decades.” —Ralph Grabowski, Design Engineering IronCAD 2018 continues to place advancements in productivity as it primary objective and strives to change the way design in 3D is done today. Ralph Grabowski’s article for Design Engineering captures IronCAD’s history of innovation and highlights the… Read more

Example of aluminum extrusions for structural design

All extrusion profiles used in structural design are not created equal, nor are the designs of the structures made up of the extrusions. Nevertheless, many CAD solutions on the market today provide standard tools for the design of aluminum extrusions and the construction of the structures made up of extrusions. On the other hand, CAD… Read more

When selecting your next design system, it is crucial to understand its cost of ownership and how the cost and features are tightly knitted together. However, many overlook how their CAD software licensing model plays a role in this calculation. Understanding how different CAD software licensing models impact your cost of ownership and, even more… Read more

Configuration-Based Design

Configuration-based design is a design approach that benefits companies confronting consumer-oriented market where customers demand more personalized products that are delivered in reducing time windows. Whether you are designing new products from scratch or making modifications to existing designs, you will often find the need to reuse existing components to speed up your design process…. Read more