Author Archives: Tyler Reid


About Tyler Reid

Tyler Reid is CAD, CAM, and 3D printing expert. His early interest in machine tools led him to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah, where he first learned to use SOLIDWORKS. Tyler has worked in the SOLIDWORKS VAR channel since 2010, making his way from technical support to application engineering to product management. In his free time he enjoys machining, welding, and general DIY in his home shop. Tyler lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

SOLIDWORKS World 2015 – Kickoff

by Tyler Reid

Tiger’s meltdown, Super Bowl XLIX, and now SOLIDWORKS World 2015.

It’s never been busier in Phoenix, and the fun isn’t over yet as the 17th annual SOLIDWORKS World conference comes to town February 8-11, 2015.

With an expected attendance of 4500 users and over 200 training and hands-on sessions scheduled, this is the premier networking and learning event of the year for SOLIDWORKS diehards. It’s a time to reconnect with faraway friends, commiserate with strangers, and gawk at the latest tech in the exhibit hall.

GoEngineer is proud to be sending six of our own SOLIDWORKS experts to present on the topics of simulation, costing, configurations, and electrical. If you’re fortunate enough to be attending, be sure to say hi at the sessions below!

3D Printing Has Payback for Companies of ALL Sizes

by Tyler Reid

If there is one common trend amongst all of these companies, it is their embracement of 3D printing (3DP) as a legitimate manufacturing tool. Alongside the automotive industry, aerospace and defense industries have been the driving forces behind 3DP’s revolutionary growth.

SHeLvEd: Behind the Scenes

by Tyler Reid

A team made up of GoEngineer CEO Brad Hansen, Tandem Studios President Nathan Smith, Mechanical Engineer at Profire Energy Kevin Lynk, and I brainstormed answers to these questions and more. By the end of our session we knew our protagonist was a determined robot who had a fembot love interest, played with dangerously cool toys, and possessed zero understanding of basic physics.

CAMWORKS 2013 RELEASED by Tyler Reid

The CAMWorks 2013 release is here. In case you missed it, here are some highlights from the official Geometric announcement. FOCUS ON MAKING PROGRAMMING EASIER & TOOLPATHS FASTER With the release of CAMWorks 2013, we have maintained our focus on making programming