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The Ox - Open Source CNC Machine

Build Your Own CNC Machine

The Ox - Open Source CNC Machine

CNC machines have been around for decades, with their history stretching back to the 1950s. In that time, they’ve transformed the way we manufacture things. They’ve also helped to democratize the process, providing a way for budding engineers and makers around…

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Catia vs Solidworks

CATIA vs SolidWorks: Software Comparison

Catia vs Solidworks

Here at Scan2CAD, we know that it can often be difficult to find useful information on the simple issue of which programs perform which functions. That’s why, in recent weeks, we’ve turned our attention towards comparing the many CAD programs currently…

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solidworks-vs-autocad-compared

CAD Software Compared: AutoCAD vs SolidWorks

We here at Scan2CAD know that no program is an island—even when it’s the ultimate vectorization software. The range of CAD software is incredibly broad, with specialized programs for practically every design purpose. Each program exists within an ecosystem, and an architect…

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Nesting in Manufacturing

Nesting – Everything You Need to Know

Nesting in Manufacturing

As a raster-to-vector conversion software, Scan2CAD has applications across a wide range of fields. One of the most common uses of Scan2CAD, however, is the conversion of images for CNC machining purposes. With Scan2CAD, it’s easy to convert a raster image…

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Dassault Systèmes Logo on Waves

Dassault Systèmes Software Compared

Dassault Systèmes Logo on Waves

Dassault Systèmes has long aimed to be more than a software provider. It markets itself as “the 3DEXPERIENCE Company”, and offers unique products to meet the needs of a vast range of industries. Its programs run the gamut from widely used…

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Solidworks 2018

SolidWorks 2018 Arrives

Solidworks 2018

Few CAD programs have quite the same name recognition and clout as SolidWorks. First launched in 1995, SolidWorks is Dassault Systèmes’ flagship 3D modeling software. Now, it is ubiquitous across the public and private sectors, finding use in industries as diverse as…

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AutoDesk Elbo Chair Generative Design

Generative Design and CAD

AutoDesk Elbo Chair Generative Design

CAD is not static. Over the decades, we’ve seen how CAD has evolved from relatively primitive programs allowing only for simple line drawings through to today’s complex, 4D design and BIM software which accurately portrays real-life structures and objects. However, though…

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AutoCAD Software Application Icons

Autodesk Software Compared

AutoCAD Software Application Icons

Since 1982, Autodesk has been a major presence in the CAD industry. Its initial flagship software, AutoCAD, is still alive and well today. However, Autodesk has since released a wide range of programs, each with its own specialized features to cater…

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