50 episodes

Born to Design takes you inside the most fascinating stories coming out of the design and manufacturing world. The surprising backstories of amazing creators. Harrowing near-failures that became overnight successes. Uplifting examples of the many ways our community is changing the world for the better. Presented by SOLIDWORKS, Born to Design is a podcast for dreamers, designers, and creators of all kinds.

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    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 40 Ratings

Born to Design takes you inside the most fascinating stories coming out of the design and manufacturing world. The surprising backstories of amazing creators. Harrowing near-failures that became overnight successes. Uplifting examples of the many ways our community is changing the world for the better. Presented by SOLIDWORKS, Born to Design is a podcast for dreamers, designers, and creators of all kinds.

    50 - From Economics to Engineering

    50 - From Economics to Engineering

    Philipp Glonner began his education as an economics major but soon realized that his destiny was not with the study of production, distribution or the consumption of goods and services. His true calling, nurtured by time spent working on performance vehicles with his late father, was engineering. The greatest hurdle toward achieving this goal, however, was math. The courses were incredibly difficult. Despite some early setbacks and the onset of COVID, he persevered. His strong will, determination and love of all things mechanical led him to where he is today

    • 43 sec
    49- Innovation, Hard work, and a bit of Duct Tape

    49- Innovation, Hard work, and a bit of Duct Tape

    Interview with Heath Tims, an Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and a Professor for Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University. Heath believes in a hands-on AND in-class approach to teaching engineering students. He is also involved in a very successful Eco-Car team, which is an interdisciplinary group of students and faculty working together to design competitive, fuel-efficient cars. The team competes against national and international teams and also helps other Eco-Car teams at area schools. Heath shares stories from his 17 years teaching at LA Tech, and his philosophy for preparing these students for success.

    • 27 min
    48- One Man, One Mission: to expand the South American SOLIDWORKS Community

    48- One Man, One Mission: to expand the South American SOLIDWORKS Community

    Interview with Jose Saldana, an engineering manager by day, but in his free time he serves as a SWUGN group leader on the U.S. West coast, as well Central and South America. Jose has a passion for expanding design and innovation to South America, and helping out organizations there. Jose shares stories of the great outreach work he is doing.

    • 29 min
    47- Teaching Future Engineers through Hands-on Learning

    47- Teaching Future Engineers through Hands-on Learning

    We know that engineers are hands-on learners, and it’s great to see that some engineers, such as Heather Dawe-Rose, spending time teaching those future engineers. Heather works for SOLIDWORKS Reseller TriMech, but she is best known for her work with student outreach programs, teaching future engineers though hands-on projects, not classroom environments. Heather comes up with many of the teaching methods herself, which she shares during our discussion. She is an outstanding advisor and mentor for our youth. I believe you will enjoy listening to her stories and clever teaching tactics.

    • 24 min
    46- User Group Leader Shares How to Turn Challenges to Strengths

    46- User Group Leader Shares How to Turn Challenges to Strengths

    Joe Lance is a very well-known and integral figure in the SOLIDWORKS community, so I was overdue to interview him, and found the opportunity to sit down with him at 3DEXPERIENCE World. Joe is the leader of the Houston SOLIDWORKS User Group, a SOLIDWORKS Champion, and has been a mentor to engineers for decades. He is also an avid Marathon runner. In addition to his experiences as a mentor and SOLIDWORKS User, Joe also shares some personal struggles that he has been able to turn into his strengths, and his insights into some key principles to becoming an effective mentor. I believe you will enjoy listening to this very authentic episode…

    • 32 min
    45- What Would it Feel Like to Be a Giant?

    45- What Would it Feel Like to Be a Giant?

    Jonathan Tippet didn’t just ask the question, “What would it feel like to be a giant?” he decided to answer the question and build a full-scale Exoskeleton, which he named Exosapien, and he is not done. He has already started building the second version. Jonathan explains where his inspiration came from, and the hurdles he had to overcome in building his giant-suit.

    If you ever wanted to know what it took to design something completely new, or how to fulfill your design dreams, listen into this interview with Jonathan and I promise you’ll be inspired.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

obacker19 ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Cliff does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving enterprise and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Spank the Monkey Youngin ,

Great content

These podcasts are extremely interesting! They share unique and innovative stories about how people are using design and development to help with their everyday life. Anybody with innovative/mechanical interests, these are right up your alley.

Ed@PhillyPhilly ,

Inspiration + Engineers

So cool to hear the stories of Engineers and what’s inspired them, how they’ve overcome challenges, and the advice they share to the listeners. Very entertaining!

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