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How To Trace An Image In Onshape

Table of Contents About OnshapeOn importing imagesRaster and vector imagesFile formats for OnshapeTracing manually on OnshapeConverting and using a vector imageFinal thoughts About Onshape The main things most users will consider when using a CAD program are its functionality and intended…

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Compared: Best CNC Design Software

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CAD is a crucial aspect of manufacturing and product development. Thankfully, solutions that enable you to design highly accurate models are readily available. In most cases, design has to be carried out before you even consider manufacturing. One of the most…

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How To Convert a PDF for Vectorworks

Table of Contents About VectorworksImporting into VectorworksAbout PDFRaster vs. VectorConverting outside of VectorworksOpening PDF files on Vectorworks About Vectorworks Vectorworks isn’t as popular of a CAD solution as some of the bigger names out there, but in terms of versatility, functionality,…

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Compared: The 10 Best 3D CAD Software

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Design is a very crucial step in any manufacturing and creation process. Despite its importance, there was once a time when Design was subjected to limitations and inaccuracies present in the use of the traditional drafting desk and physical tools. Following…

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How to Convert a PDF for SketchUp

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SketchUp is one of the more well-known 3D modeling programs out there. Its user-friendly design, smooth workflow, and accessibility make it a popular program of choice for various design and engineering students, weekend inventors, and even professionals. There are both free…

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Autodesk Inventor: Learn the basics in 1 hour

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First released in 1999 by Autodesk, Inventor is a solid modeling design software used for creating precise 3D models. It is mainly used by designers and mechanical engineers for 3D mechanical design, electrical systems design, sheet metal design, tube and pipe…

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How to Scan a Gasket and Convert to CAD

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Gaskets are a fundamental part of any precision or industrial-grade machine. In essence, they are mechanical seals that serve as fillers between two disjointed but interconnecting parts of a machine or assembly. They make it possible for two mating surfaces that…

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AutoCAD vs. Inventor: CAD Software Compared

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Due to the number of CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software packages available today, it can be quite confusing when selecting the appropriate package for your application. There are numerous CAD programs with either similar or varying features, developed by various companies, for…

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How To Digitize Apparel Patterns

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Hobbyist needleworkers and large clothing industries alike make use of digitized apparel patterns to accurately and quickly cut designs for prototyping. In the design and manufacturing processes, these apparel patterns are vital in duplicating and developing apparel designs. The use of…

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How Much Does SketchUp Cost? Pricing Explained

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SketchUp is a 3D design and modeling CAD software by Trimble. It is used in a wide range of fields including mechanical engineering, landscaping, video game design, architecture, and civil engineering. SketchUp allows you to design, visualize, analyze, document, collaborate, and…

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