We’re always talking about the future of design, the future of technology, the future of MAKING. In a world where digital pens will allow design museum visitors to create and share their own product designs, a world where Virtual Reality headsets can be made from cardboard, how do we find the next ‘big thing’? MakerGalaxy is a show that explores the crossroads of Design, Technology, and the Future of Making

This week we stopped by GrabCAD’s Boston Headquarters to talk with CEO Hardi Meybaum about the near future of GrabCAD. Hardi hosted an event at the headquarters to announce some exciting updates coming this summer that aim to make using the platform easier and more effective than ever before.

We’ll talk with Hardi more in-depth about how these changes will make open engineering and product design easier for GrabCAD’s growing community of product designers and engineers.

We’ll Be Discussing:

  • squirt guns or water balloons?
  • GrabCAD and Workbench 101
  • Why change how users use GrabCAD?
  • Integrating CAD packages into the Workbench Experience
  • Moving into the future with CAD in the Cloud
  • …and more!

To find out more about GrabCAD, Workbench, and the new updates, head over to GrabCAD.com.

Also…be sure to check out Maker Galaxy over on iTunes and let us know how you like the show in the reviews!

Note: video cover image of Ferrari engine renderings from the GrabCAD/Keyshot challenge from the talented Vasileios Thalassinos.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.