Hello @Lorna Garey: In the post software associated with 3D printing was mentioned in a general sense and there is nothing inherently problematic with the software. It was mentioned in the post both because CIOs likely would want to have an awareness of both its selection/use for business processes involving hardware like 3D printers connected to the network, and because of the still evolving copyright and intellectual property issues that potentially/theoretically could impact products a company produces via 3D printing. It appears someday (soon) there may be the ability/demonstrated need to incorporate into the software features that assist preventing infringement of these evolving legal boundaries, or that prevent the software from being used for nefarious purposes (e.g., design/printing firearms), but the industry does not seem to be quite there yet.. Regarding CAD applications and SolidWorks in particular, certainly I have seen a variety of online discussions on the use of this software for aspects of 3D printing, as @moonwatcher further elaborated on. Thank you.