Your feed list may be absolutely filled, boiling over with a slew of 3D CAD related content, but if you subscribe to any in the new year, you’ll want to check out these ten. They made the amount of online media a little more lean, and a lot tastier thanks to their knowledge, thought and experience.

Check them out and all the best to them in the new year ahead. Now, here are…

The Best New SolidWorks and CAD-related Blogs of 2008

  1. TheSWGeek.com
    TheSWGeek.com is the SolidWorks Blog of Alex Ruiz from Orange, CA. It’s loaded with deliciously detailed solidworks tutorials and a bunch of stuff about ASME Standards.
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  2. GabiJack.com
    Gabi is from California and has taken here blog and readers through her recipe for learning SolidWorks with stories and example of how she did it.
    rssSubscribe to GabiJack
  3. SolidWorks Blog
    The SolidWorks Blog has been around a while, but it became consolidated into one breath of SolidWorks consumability this past year.
    rssSubscribe to SolidWorks Blog
  4. SolidWorks Asia-Pacific
    The Asia-Pacific counterpart to SolidWorks has been steaming up some content that is sure to be enjoyed by all users in the increasingly global community.
    rssSubscribe to SolidWorks Asia-Pacific
  5. SolidNotes
    SolidWork Reseller Graphics System has had their blog brewin’ since 07, but in 08 and 09 they’ve shown how a reseller can reach their all users via helpful content on their blog.
    rssSubscribe to SolidNotes
  6. CadCamStuff.com
    There’s little in the way of CAM-related blogs out there, but Lars Christensen is burnin’ the skillet with a great mix of healthy CNC manufacturing info.
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  7. Fabaloo.com
    Fabbaloo has been fabbing bit-size snacks of 3D printing goodness for over a year but really took off in 2008. Bring out wonderful bits of manufacturing you’ll definitely enjoy.
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  8. ReplicatorInc.com
    Joseph Flaherty from the Replicator blog is serving up extremely cool pastries on customization and everything that goes along with manufacturing and 3d printing.
    rssSubscribe to Replicator Blog
  9. Develop3D.com
    You’re in for a treat. Al Dean, Martyn Day and Greg Corke head up the team bringing out meaty articles (and opinion*) about hardware, software and everything 3D.
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  10. DailyPLM ThinkTank
    Oleg Shilovitsky is throwing the dough with thoughts about PLM that will leave you… pondering PLM possibilities. I’m very glad he’s talking about this stuff.
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How do you like this bunch? Are there others you’ve come across that are keeping CAD fresh?

*Disclosure: I write a regular monthly opinion piece for Develop3D. No animals have been harmed.


Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.