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How To Convert an Image for Laser Cutting

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Any modern maker or manufacturer understands the growing importance of CNC laser engraving and cutting. What was once available as industry-grade tools are now getting released as affordable desktop machines. This makes laser cutting something that can be utilized by a…

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Are MacOS Computers Good for CAD?

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The use of Computer Aided Design, CAD for short, is an integral part of the workflow of many industries. Although the concept was primarily to help the architecture, engineering, and construction industries produce better technical drawings, other modern niches such as…

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How to Convert TIFF to DGN

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Converting Images to CAD Most CAD drafting and modelling workflows will include some variation of getting source materials, translating those reference materials into workable drafts and models, and refining the initial drafts into finalized technical drawings. Before CAD drafters can even…

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Convert PDF to 3D SolidWorks Model

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About SolidWorks SolidWorks is a powerful 2D and 3D CAD program that has seen extensive use with digital drafters all around the globe. In 2016, Dassault Systèmes reported 2.3 million active users in more than 230,000 companies and 80 different countries…

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How to Convert a PDF for Autodesk Inventor

About Autodesk Inventor Autodesk is mostly known for its architecture and engineering products – AutoCAD and Revit being the most popular – and its media and entertainment software used for movies and video games. The company has a lot more programs…

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Convert PDF to DWG – MacOS Software

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The PDF file format is an industry-standard in most modern offices and studios and this is especially true for professionals in the manufacturing, design, and construction industries. The same goes for the DWG format which is widely used on a global…

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How to Convert TIFF to Creo

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Video Tutorial: Converting TIFF to Creo Let’s jump straight into a video tutorial. In this video we use Scan2CAD to convert a TIFF image to DXF/DWG which can be directly imported into Creo. An intro to Creo Creo is a software…

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How To Convert a PDF for Creo

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About Creo Creo is a set of apps focused on computer-aided design (CAD) specifically for the product design and manufacturing niches. The software suite is developed by PTC Inc., formerly known as the Parametric Technology Corporation, which is a computer services…

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Is CAD Drafting a Good Career?

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Drafting is smack dab in the middle of the two niches of art design and technical work. Most people who find themselves torn between their creative side and their analytical side find that this is the perfect compromise. Drafting, or more…

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How To Trace An Image In SolidWorks

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About Solidworks Solidworks is a 2D and 3D capable CAD program that most designers and engineers will be at least familiar with. It’s a household name in 3D modeling technology and its primary market is the manufacturing and mechanical design niche….

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