CoLab becomes first Atlantic Canadian company to join Silicon Valley’s most prestigious accelerator: Y Combinator
In April 2019, CoLab Software became the first ever company in Atlantic Canada to be accepted into Y Combinator (YC) - a world-renowned accelerator program with an unparalleled record of successful startups.
Gradient Release Notes - Version 1.14
This week we released version 1.14 of Gradient which included a number of great user experience improvements across the app.
Gradient Release Notes - Version 1.13
This week we released version 1.13 of Gradient. This release focused on major UI/UX improvements to the review planner, as well as the ability to export PDF reports from the Issue List page.
10 Exhibitors You Can't Miss at SAE WCX 2019
SAE WCX 2019 is gearing up to be an action-packed three days with an incredible range of events, so we’ve compiled a list of the top automotive companies and suppliers sure to bring the latest innovations in the industry to the exhibition floor.
Attaching Images to Issues in Gradient
Gradient's 'Attach Images' feature allows you to take a picture from your shop floor and attach it directly to the issue on your 3D model. Here's how.
Gradient Release Notes - Version 1.12
This week we released version 1.12 of Gradient, with a number of exciting feature requests included in this release.
Gradient Release Notes - Version 1.11
This week we released version 1.11 of Gradient. This release we focused on usability of the issue tracking system, and further user experience improvements to the markup tools.
Gradient Release Notes - Version 1.10
Yesterday we released version 1.10 of Gradient. Our focus this release was on UI/UX improvements to the markup and issue tracking tools. Here are the full release notes.
Gradient's SolidWorks Add In: Share Your Files in One Click
As a regular SolidWorks user, you know firsthand that sharing CAD files for review and feedback is often a difficult and frustrating process. We’ve made it simple.
Why You Should Automate Your Issue Tracking Process
Design and manufacturing projects are often complex, and involve many distributed stakeholders, which can make tracking a team’s progress difficult and time-consuming. Learn how automating your issue tracking process could help you better manage your team and your projects.
How to Help Your Team Work More Efficiently
As an engineering manager, it can often be challenging to strike the balance between ensuring a high quality of work with a comprehensive review process, and micromanaging your team.
How to import Gradient issues to Jira
This post explains how to export all issues in a Gradient project to a CSV file and import them to Jira.
Gradient Release Notes - Version 1.9
Today we released version 1.9 of Gradient with some awesome feature additions, including the ability to export issues to a CSV file, and quick-create issues during design reviews.
Why Jira Alone Can’t Manage Your Design Process
Jira may be a powerful project management tool for software teams, but it is missing one key component for mechanical design teams.
Gradient Release Notes - Version 1.8
This week we released version 1.8 of Gradient, which includes several exciting new features and UI/UX improvements.
How To Make The Most of Your Design Review
Your design reviews don't have to be a headache to coordinate. Make the most of the time you have to collect feedback and optimize your team's designs by using these helpful tips for a smoother review process.
Gradient Release Notes - Version 1.6
This week we released version 1.6 of Gradient. For this release we were focused on adding more functionality to the review planner feature, and several key User Interface improvements.
Update Your Workflow: Top Apps for Solidworks 2019
The recent release of SolidWorks 2019 brings opportunities to upgrade and update your workflow based on the apps and integrations available for the new version. We've put together a short list of our favorite applications that have already been integrated.
Gradient Release Notes - Version 1.5
Last week we launched version 1.5 of Gradient. Our focus for version 1.5 was releasing the first iteration of the “Review Planner” feature.
Gradient Product Update - November 14
For Release 1.4 we were focused on implementing the first revision of three major features, file downloading, issue history and exporting issues to PDFs.
How to Hire SolidWorks Stars
Has your design team been feeling overwhelmed? Maybe it's finally time to find that new hire that could save your team some stress. We're here to help with some advice for finding that next SolidWorks Star for your team.
Are Your Spreadsheets Really Free?
Although simple and seemingly inexpensive, spreadsheets have their limitations and impact on your organization's costs. Learn how you can get ahead of challenges you may already be facing.
#ThrowbackThursday: One Year of Thank You
It has been one full year since we started building Gradient, so we figured it was the perfect time to thank some of the people and companies that helped us get where we are today.
Why PLM Alone Won’t Solve Design Collaboration Challenges
Despite being a universal platform used in the product development process, PLM has limited value for daily design team collaboration.
Gradient Product Update - October 24
Yesterday we launched Release 1.3 of Gradient! This release we were focused on improvements to our 3D viewer and file upload system.
Gradient Product Update - October 4, 2018
Release 1.2 featured some major updates to the dashboard, issue capabilities and uploading system.
Gradient Product Update - September 10 2018
Release 1.1 consisted mainly of cleanup and restructuring tasks following Release 1.0. The main update in this release is the addition of a project settings page, which we will continue to add functionality to in following releases.
8 Questions You Should be Asking Before a Design Review
To ensure your next design project is a success, we've put together the 8 questions you should be asking ahead of a design review.
Gradient: Engineering Collaboration for the 21st Century
Technology today is developed faster than ever before and companies race to release the best, most innovative projects before their competitors.
Gradient Release 1.0!
We are excited to announce the release of Gradient 1.0 today, which marks the beginning of our open beta program!
Gradient Product Update - August 13 2018
This week's release includes a much anticipated feature, new markup tools! We're also introducing an improved markup workflow, and the ability to jump from a screenshot to the location where it was taken in a 3D, 2D or PDF file.
Gradient Product Update - July 24 2018
This week we are pushing a full month of exciting development for Release 0.7.
Gradient User Success Story - Motovario Corporation (USA)
Motovario Corp USA, one of Gradient's earliest adopters, is finding success in bridging the communication gap between technical teams, sales and customers.
Gradient Product Update - June 25, 2018
Today we pushed Release 0.6 of Gradient. This release focused on the continued development of our new sidebar application layout, and further file uploading improvements.
CoLab Software Raises $600K Pre-Seed Round
CoLab Software Secures $600,000 Investment for Development of Engineering Issue and Design Management Platform
How distracting is your current workflow?
How much time do you waste at work because of unnecessary emails? Let's just say its a lot higher than we thought...
Gradient Product Update - April 10, 2018
After an exciting launch at the end of March, the CoLab team has been hard at work in preparation for the first update!
How 3D printing is rapidly changing the world around you
3D printing is changing the world around us daily and the impact is going to far surpass just manufacturing.
Gradient Product Update - June 13 (Release 0.5)
In Release 0.5, we have launched a brand new user interface with upgraded ability to create and manage issues.
4 methods to solve your data collaboration challenges
Companies lose $3.1 Trillion Annually due to bad data management - learn how your team can eliminate this business risk.
Gradient Product Update - May 30, 2018
On May 29th, Gradient released the fourth product update with new features on the dashboard and file viewing systems.
Is the future of CAD in the cloud?
The CAD industry is due for a major step change, but is the shift to the cloud the change users truly need and want?