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ArchiCAD vs. AutoCAD: CAD Software Compared

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Before the advent of CAD software applications, designs, whether mechanical or architectural, were done on a sheet of paper placed on a drawing board using pencils, set squares, and other drawing instruments. The design process was very time-consuming and tedious. If…

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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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A Brief History of ArchiCAD

ArchiCAD is an architectural BIM software application developed for architects for two and three-dimensional design. The software’s capabilities and add-ons enable users to create building models using structural elements such as doors, windows, slabs, and many others. The program comes with…

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ArchiCAD vs. Revit: CAD Software Compared

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Computer-aided design plays a vital role in the world of design. It is used extensively in different fields such as Engineering, Aerospace, Automotive, Industrial design, and many others. Due to its wide range of applications in many industries, a plethora of…

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How Much Does CATIA Cost? Pricing Explained

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Cost is an important consideration when selecting a CAD software application. Because of this, we at Scan2CAD regularly create comprehensive pricing articles in which we talk about products, license types, terms, and cost of the most popular CAD software applications in…

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CATIA: Learn The Basics In One Hour

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Formerly known as CATI, CATIA– Computer Aided Three-dimensional Interactive Application is a family of CAD applications for CAD, CAE, and product life management. It was released by Dassault Systems in 1977. The software is mainly used by Mechanical Engineers, Fluid Engineers,…

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Onshape vs. SketchUp: CAD Software Compared

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Computer-aided design is used in many industries for creating, modifying, and analyzing designs. Along with the increase in the importance of CAD software through the years, there has been the creation of various CAD software applications with distinguishing capabilities. Today, with…

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How to Convert TIFF to DGN

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Table of Contents Converting Images to CADTIFFDGNTIFF and DGN compared to other formatsRaster to Vector ConversionConverting TIFF to CAD with Scan2CAD Converting Images to CAD Most CAD drafting and modelling workflows will include some variation of getting source materials, translating those…

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Creo vs CATIA | CAD Software Compared

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As years have passed by, a good number of CAD software has been developed. This has been due to the increment in the application of design in different fields of creation. These software applications created have a wide range of varying…

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Compared: The Best Tablets for CAD

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So, you have just paid for and downloaded your favorite CAD application. You are all pumped up and ready to start creating and innovating, only to discover that the application is lagging! Alas, you have the wrong hardware. For CAD, it…

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Convert PDF to 3D SolidWorks Model

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Table of Contents About SolidWorksOn importing imagesRaster vs. VectorConverting a PDF using SolidWorks toolsConverting a PDF to SolidWorks Step 1: Convert the PDFStep 2: Import into Solidworks About SolidWorks SolidWorks is a powerful 2D and 3D CAD program that has seen extensive…

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Stay Safe, Stay Productive, Stay Kind

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COVID-19 will affect you no matter your geography, occupation or age. We are all in this together. As a team we are working on the mantra to; stay safe, stay productive and stay kind. There are many long press releases from companies…

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Onshape: Learn The Basics In 1 Hour

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Founded in 2012 by Jon Hirschtick, Onshape is a cloud-based 3D modeling software that combines CAD, collaboration, and data management. This software is delivered via a SaaS (Software as a Service) model. Therefore, it does not require download, installation, or update….

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