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CADimensions, Inc. is your local 3D printing, scanning, and designing partner. CADimensions is an authorized reseller of SOLIDWORKS, Stratasys, MakerBot, Desktop Metal, Boxx, and SMARTTECH 3D Scanners. We maintain certified training & support centers located throughout New York and Pennsylvania, USA. We are 100% focused on living a CADLIFE and have our vendor’s unconditional endorsement in the sales and support of their products.

 

A note from Pete DiLaura, President of CADimensions Inc.

CADimensions is a family owned business that has been helping the regional engineering and manufacturing communities for almost 30 years. We are in business to enable our customers to design and manufacture innovative products that positively impact the communities we live in and the world around us.

We take great pride in being considered a trusted advisor for many of our customers and we are so thankful to the many who have chosen to partner and grow with us over the years.

Our Blog

Reverse Engineering in the Dental Industry – No Teeth Pulling Required

You may have heard that the dental industry is one of the largest users of 3D printing in the world. Mass customization of aligners and other dental tools have made adoption of the technology a huge financial win. My dentist, who also happens to be my dad, had a different 3D printing request. A clamp

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Create Clean Images for the SOLIDWORKS Composer Image Library

1. The Glitch – Distracting White Background on Custom Library Images The image library in SOLIDWORKS Composer is a great way to quickly and easily prompt the viewer to take some action. We have convenient icons that indicate that the user may need to take caution, apply glue, or use safety equipment. But are we

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How to Create a Site Plan: SOLIDWORKS for Architecture Part 2

Design a Building in SOLIDWORKS: How to Show Supporting Infrastructure, Import Topography, set the Perimeter, and create planes, contour lines and surfaces. Creating The Job Sight In the first part of this series, we explored using SOLIDWORKS to design buildings such as a shed, barn or house. In this article, we will explore creating the

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Can 3D scanning be used to analyze plastic deformation?

When so much force is applied to a part that it permanently bends or changes shape, that part has undergone plastic deformation. At a basic level, it is easy to look at a part and recognize that it has changed shape. Figuring out exactly how the part changed shape is a much bigger challenge. If

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How the MakerBot Method can Return the Company to Its Former Glory With the Help of Stratasys

The MakerBot Replicator 2X was the Best in its Class I fell in love with 3D printing with the MakerBot Replicator 2X. It was the first 3D printer I ever got to use and I was immediately hooked from day one. I love it so much I managed to convince my boss to let me

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SOLIDWORKS For Architecture

Is This Even A Thing? As a SOLIDWORKS user, you’re aware that SOLIDWORKS’ forte is mechanical design. Does that mean SOLIDWORKS can’t be used for architecture? No, it doesn’t. Let’s be clear, though. If you are drafting house plans for a living, you will find better tools on the market. But with that said, if

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Why the Industry is Transitioning to MBD from Drawings

When SOLIDWORKS came out in the mid to late 90’s 3D was considered to be just a fad.  Everyone worked in 2D and that was the staple of engineering programs.  Now, 20 years later 2D is a thing of the past (for most) and 3D is the king when discussing CAD.  Whenever I mention to

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What is the Strongest 3D Printer Filament?

We recently produced the second round of torture tests in our 3D printing materials torture test series to see which is the Strongest 3D Printer Filament. What started out as a spontaneous YouTube review video for a new Stratasys material has turned into something that we would love to try on our 3D printing materials

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Manually update SOLIDWORKS Toolbox after Upgrading

Have you upgraded to SOLIDWORKS 2019, but forgot to have SOLIDWORKS automatically update the toolbox? I’ll be going over exactly how to perform a manual update to the toolbox utilizing an adapter found within your SOLIDWORKS files that can do it all for you. Step 1: Make a copy of your existing Toolbox Let’s jump

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3 Biggest 3D Printing Trends of 2018

3D Printing is an exciting industry that saw a lot of development this year. From my perspective, metal 3D printing is exploding, materials are getting stronger, and processes are becoming faster and more precise. But, what were the biggest 3D printing trends of 2018? What were people around the world really excited about and searching

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