Exciting Enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2024: Top 6 Features

In the latest release of SOLIDWORKS for 2024, the developers have truly outdone themselves by introducing a range of new features that enhance productivity and bring about significant quality of life improvements. These additions not only save time but also contribute to a smoother workflow. Let's d...

Decoding Electromagnetics with SIMULIA

In engineering, mastering electromagnetics is crucial. It's the driving force behind communication systems, medical devices, sustainable energy solutions, and even heavy machinery. However, dealing with electromagnetics can be a daunting task. Not only do you need to ensure everything will work as e...

Save Time with 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud Services: Share and Markup

You're wasting your time! CAD software has allowed us to make very complex designs very easy, however, what has always been a consequence of these capabilities is the difficulty in sharing and conveying these CAD designs to internal and External Stakeholders that might not have access to the same CA...

A Coffee Revolution

SATISFYING THE THIRST FOR THE PERFECT CUP - The South African Way. World meet Henlo. The proudly South African premium commercial espresso machine that guarantees each shot pulled, thanks to ingenious design. Henlo van der Westhuizen, a young entrepreneur with an ambitious vision for the future of c...

Deep Dive: DraftSight for civil and construction industry

In this comprehensive exploration, we will take a deep dive into the powerful features and functionalities of DraftSight that make it an essential tool for professionals in this field. From its precise 2D drafting capabilities to its advanced layer management system, we will uncover how DraftSight e...

SOLIDWORKS Licences Explained

Unsure of which SOLIDWORKS license fits your needs? If you’re having trouble understanding the different SOLIDWORKS licensing models, that's okay! We will review the major options to help determine which is right for you.

Yearend Letter from our Director

Our Director, Freek van den Berg, reflects on 2022.

Top 6 reasons why you should get your hands on the 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Premium Offer

The 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Premium Offer gives the user access to six roles on the platform. These roles serve as keys to unlock some of the capabilities and possibilities that the platform has to offer. The offer includes the Collaborative Business innovator, Collaborative Industry Innovator, 3DEX...

How to save time with myCADtools

Spend more time on actual design work and not on remedial tasks.

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How to activate your DriveWorksXpress product included with any SOLIDWORKS license

Do you want to play around with DriveWorks? To see how easy it is to control your designs? To make one design and configure it to your needs? Let’s get the DriveWorksXpress add-in installed then!



Why you need training: the benefits of SOLIDWORKS courses

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Things you didn’t know you could test virtually

Many of us have heard about Simulations or the capabilities of Simulation. The idea that you create a “Virtual Twin” of everything, and test and prod it to determine how it will behave. There’s a saying that “Simulation is an Engineer’s best friend” and that is very true. Some of us have heard about...

6 Reasons why our customers are moving to the Cloud

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is cloud-based, allowing for collaboration on multiple projects between various disciplines in one centralised location. The platform offers solutions from manufacturing to health care, fit for the 21st century. Below are six reasons why our customers are embracing the 3DEX...

Hidden tools to boost your productivity in SOLIDWORKS

Productivity is key in any engineering project. The right tools can make all the difference in getting a project done efficiently and on time. SOLIDWORKS is a powerful engineering software, but there are some lesser known features that can help boost productivity. In this blog post, we'll explore so...

3DEXPERIENCE WORLD 2022 Highlights

3DEXPERIENCE World 2022 took place from the 7th to 9th February, and this event gets better each year! MECAD share the interesting topics covered at 3DEXPERIENCE WORLD that you would find useful.

Drive towards efficiency: How MAN Energy Solutions SA use the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

“Having 3DEXPERIENCE makes sense especially on bigger projects where we would not be able to survive without it” —Peter Randall, Senior Engineer

TUT Solar Car Project

MECAD has been a trusted design partner for over 35 years nurturing our future designers through a dedicated educational program. This program aims to provide professional software as well as support to academia. Access to such programs enables students to solve problems skillfully and equip the eng...


An Update on Kai the turtle! MECAD is a proud partner to the UCT-team designing a balancing harness for Kai, the loggerhead turtle. This medium sized turtle suffered from a growth on his left lung, causing him to only swim on one side.

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