Students can only use GrabCAD Shop if they are invited by the shop administrator. Administrators can also easily remove users at any time in the admin console.
GrabCAD Shop gives teachers and lab operators control over what 3D printers and materials students have access to.
Administrators have the ability to create as many “shops” as they want in order to keep different department and project orders separate.
Organize all of your orders in one place. Easily sort order by due date, or filter by printing technology or job status to get a clearer view of your queue.
GrabCAD Shop is pre-populated with Stratasys® machines and materials and allows you to add third party technology as part of your shop’s setup.
GrabCAD Shop supports native CAD formats such as Creo, SOLIDWORKS, NX, CATIA, Inventor, STEP, Parasolids, STL, OBJ and VRML, as well as common office formats like pdf, dwg, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Communicate deadlines, delivery dates, and cost estimates per order in a currency of your choice.
When classes would do projects [before GrabCAD Shop], it could take up to a month and a half for that project to be completed -- and that’s if things go smoothly. Now a class will send us a file, we manage the queue, print it out and get the part ready to send back to them.
It allows you to monitor what’s happening in your lab at all times, and gives the students the ability to learn. And I think it’s kind of creating a best practices mindset in their heads before they even get out of school.
It gives them [students] that lab management mentality. Students have the opportunity to work in a setting that is as close to a business setting without actually being in a business.