Convert Raster Image to Vector

Can I Convert this Raster Image to Vector?

Sometimes, people have unrealistic expectations of what automatic file conversion software can achieve. Yes, this clever software can create a vector image within 5 seconds. However, it’s important to remember this raster-to-vector conversion mantra: garbage in, garbage out. If the main elements of an image are obstructed, you can’t expect the software to imagine what […]

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Top 20 3D CAD Models

Top 20 3D CAD Models To Try Out (Part 1)

Creating CAD models is a perfect way to discover the ins and outs of any part. However, sometimes we hit a wall—just what should we create next? No matter whether you’re a CAD beginner or an old hand, there are always times when we need a little inspiration. Luckily for you, we here at Scan2CAD have […]

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CAD News Monthly

World of CAD IX — Dassault Systèmes, MultiCam CNC Routers, SolidWorks World Speakers, and More

Welcome to World of CAD, Scan2CAD’s monthly roundup of CAD-related news. This month, we’ll be covering Dassault Systèmes‘ takeover of Next Limit Dynamics, a move with big implications for their 3DEXPERIENCE platform. We’ll also be taking a look at the new APEX3R line of CNC routers from MultiCam, as well as discussing the upcoming SolidWorks World conference. Finally, we’ll look at the […]

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14 Top Free CAD Packages to Download

14 Top Free CAD Packages to Download

Anyone who has worked with CAD will know just how integral the software is to various industries—ranging from architecture, to engineering and even gaming. CAD gives us the ability to create designs for a range of purposes, from electrical drawings to house plans. This high demand, however, has meant that professional CAD software has become […]

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Multicolor 3D Printing

How Does Multicolor 3D Printing Work?

  In recent years, the issue of how to make 3D-printed models in multiple colors has come to the fore. One of the major issues is that traditional extrusion methods rely on printing using single strands of filament. Though this technique has proved useful, it does not lend itself easily to multicolor printing. Nonetheless, creators, […]

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Freelance CAD - Everything You Need To Know

Freelance CAD — Everything You Need To Know

The CAD industry is full of job prospects and opportunities for CAD beginners and experts—hundreds of companies and small businesses hire CAD designers, engineers and drafters on a daily basis. But many people nowadays are opting for freelance work instead—you can be your own boss, and set your own rules. But what does freelance CAD […]

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Free DXF Download Websites

13 Sites with Free DXF Designs

Whether you’re a CAD/CNC hobbyist or a professional, you’ll have undoubtedly worked with the DXF format at some point or another. It’s the gold-standard format of the CAD industry—it’s easy to share and it’s supported by practically every CAD program on the market. Due to the popularity and accessibility of the DXF format, many websites […]

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AutoCAD Careers

AutoCAD Careers – Everything You Need To Know

AutoCAD is an integral part of the CAD industry—not just as a piece of software, but also as a necessary skill across many industries. Whether it’s drafting or engineering, you won’t be able to go very far without having the necessary AutoCAD skills. So what type of AutoCAD careers are out there? And what qualifications […]

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CAD News Monthly

World of CAD: Siemens Acquires Mentor; HP Releases the Z2 Mini & More

Welcome to the eighth edition of World of CAD, Scan2CAD’s monthly roundup of CAD-related news. This month, we’ll start by covering Siemens‘ takeover of electronic design automation firm Mentor. Then, in software news, we’ll be discussing the updated versions of Autodesk’s Fusion 360 and PTC’s Creo. Finally, we’ll turn our attention to new product launches. This month […]

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Convert PDF to DWG

Ultimate Guide: PDF to DWG Conversion

Widely used across a wide range of industries, PDF is one of the most well-known file formats around. Practically every device on the market can support PDFs, making the format perfect for exchanging documents and design information. However, whilst PDF files are easy to view, editing them is much trickier. If you wish to edit, use, or repurpose your […]

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Convert JPG to DWG

Ultimate Guide: JPG-to-DWG Conversion

One of the most commonly used image file formats, JPG files are ubiquitous in the worlds of online graphics and digital photography. However, they also suffer from a number of limitations—some of which are common to all raster file types, some of which are unique to JPG. These make the file type unsuitable for use in fields such […]

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CAD News Monthly

World of CAD: New Launches from Maslow, Graebert & Reebok — & Much More

  Welcome to World of CAD, Scan2CAD’s monthly look-back at the latest developments in the CAD industry. This month, we’ve seen a host of new product launches. We kick off by examining the benefits of Graebert’s new “Trinity of CAD”. On the industry side of things, meanwhile, we’ll revisit some of GE‘s latest deals and acquisitions. Innovations this month come courtesy […]

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3D Printing in Manufacturing

5 Ways 3D Printing is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

In recent years, 3D printing has rarely been out of the headlines. Whilst the basic technique has been around since the 1980s, a number of new developments have pushed the technology into the limelight. No longer is 3D printing the preserve of heavy industry—recent advances have seen it transition from the niche to the mainstream. […]

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Ultimate Vectorization Software

Scan2CAD: The Ultimate Vectorization Software

With the advent of CAD software, vector images have become an integral part of the design process. Nevertheless, you’re unlikely to create a design without working with raster images at some point. The issue comes in with trying to convert from raster to vector—if, for example, you wanted to take a scan of a paper […]

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Convert TIFF to DWG

Ultimate Guide: TIFF to DWG Conversion | Free Download

TIFF is the gold standard raster file format in the  design, engineering and publishing industries. TIFF stands for Tagged Image File Format, and is the go-to format for high-quality graphics. Despite its popularity however, the TIFF format has many limitations: it can be difficult to edit, and it suffers from resolution dependency. To avoid these issues, […]

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11 Image-to-CNC Project Ideas

From Image to CNC – 11 CNC Project Ideas

  Maybe you’ve spent the summer scrolling through Pinterest and collecting a whole folder full of projects you want to attempt, knick-knacks you want to make and business ventures you want to start. Perhaps you’re a business owner or creative that would like to take your work one step forward. We live in a maker […]

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