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stuart reid

Director of Engineering at GrabCAD UK

biography

Started out as a budding Mechanical Engineer, then switched to CAD software development in 1985. Now at GrabCAD, with a fantastic opportunity to build great software for all the mechanical engineers in the world.

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work experience

Rolls Royce plc Mechanical Engineer (Trainee) August 1981 - August 1985

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Shape Data Ltd Software Engineer September 1985 - October 1989

Coding the geometry engine of Parasolid Version 1.

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D-Cubed Ltd Software Consultant October 1989 - January 2001

Helping to develop the geometry inside HP's SolidDesigner product (which in the intervening years morphed into CoCreate's SolidDesigner, then into Pro/E's Creo Elements/Direct). After that, working on a sketcher for Sanei Giken, Japan (based on D-Cubed's DCM constraint manager). And finally, developing geometric algorithms for D-Cubed's Hidden Line Manager component.

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SolidWorks R&D Ltd Software Engineer -> Development Manager -> Development Director January 2001 - November 2012

At various times, leading the development teams for eDrawings, SolidWorks DXF/DWG translation, Systems, Graphics, QA Automation, Integration, and Interoperability.

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GrabCAD UK Ltd Director of Engineering November 2012 - November 2012

up to present day

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education

Heriot-Watt University B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering 1981 - 1985

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additional

Workstation specs: 15" MacBook Pro. Awesome.
Honors and awards: A few odd prizes in the far-off days of my youth. SolidWorks Star Award in 2011.
Interests: Skiing, dancing badly. Family stuff.

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