GlobalSpec, a specialized search engine, information resource and epublishing company for engineering, industrial and technical professionals, has launched an online community. The site, CR4SM-The Engineer's Place for News and Discussion, provides a collaborative environment for engineers, scientists, technical researchers, and related professionals.
CR4 offers visitors access to open, industry-based forums where they can discuss engineering issues and seek out answers to technical questions. Additionally, the site contains blogs from industry professionals, tracking news, trends and technological advancements. Registration is offered at no cost and users are invited to participate in the forums and blog discussions. The CR4 community is comprised of active users who contribute questions, answers, stories and discussions in fields ranging from current science and technology news, to major engineering disciplines including electrical, mechanical, optical, and civil.
The newly redesigned CR4 makes it easier for users to register, post articles, ask questions, and obtain information tailored to their specific interests. Among the unique functionality is the ability for users to post images, which in conjunction with the symbols editor function, can be used to post mathematical formulas when posing questions and participating in discussions. Users can also subscribe to the Daily Digest, a daily email summary of current stories and posts on CR4, allowing them to easily stay up-to-date.