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Female Architect Using Laptop - AutoCAD Alternatives

Top 5 Affordable AutoCAD Alternatives

Female Architect Using Laptop - AutoCAD Alternatives

If you couldn’t already tell, we’re pretty big fans of AutoCAD here at the Scan2CAD blog. As Autodesk’s flagship product, AutoCAD has a lot to offer the entire CAD industry. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that it’s the go-to product for…

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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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VectorWorks 2018 Logo

Vectorworks 2018—What’s New?

VectorWorks 2018 Logo

If you’ve visited the Scan2CAD blog recently, you’ll have noticed an increased interest in Vectorworks software. As a leader in cross-platform CAD and BIM software, Vectorworks is becoming an increasingly popular solution across the AEC and entertainment industries. So, if you’re…

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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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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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