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Woman using computer at desk - LibreCAD Basics

LibreCAD: Learn The Basics in 1 Hour

Woman using computer at desk - LibreCAD Basics

Most CAD applications require users to purchase or subscribe for licenses, which is quite expensive for engineers, architectures, and designers. But that is not the case with LibreCAD, which is a free open-source CAD application for creating industrial and graphic designs….

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CATIA vs NX

CATIA vs NX: CAD Software Compared

CATIA vs NX

The development of CAD for the creation, modification, optimization of designs and models is one of the world’s most important innovations. This technology saves a lot of money and time, increases design quality, and even reduces risks of life and property…

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How to Reverse Engineer Physical Objects

Reverse Engineering on dark grey background

Reverse engineering physical objects is a process that basically involves reproducing a product – often either digitally or on paper – through a careful and detailed examination of its construction and assembly. This process of acquiring and analyzing detailed design information…

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The 7 Best CAD Apps for iPad

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People have always been in search of mobility in their day to day activities, including work. It is no surprise, therefore, that CAD has evolved from being available on only mainframe computers to be available on personal computers. Evolution did not…

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import images into Solid Edge

How to Import Images into Solid Edge

import images into Solid Edge

Solid Edge is the result of Siemens PLM’s own foray into the CAD industry back in 1995. It’s a robust piece of software for drafting, modeling, and simulation and consistently one of the most solid picks among the many CAD programs…

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Corner of building against sky. CATIA models

13 Sites with Free CATIA Models

Corner of building against sky. CATIA models

Developed by Dassault Systèmes, CATIA is an industry-acclaimed 3D modeling software that provides solutions for CAD, CAM, and CAE. With its sophisticated capabilities and tools, CATIA is widely used across a myriad of industries for the design of parts, assemblies, and…

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FreeCAD: Learn The Basics In 1 Hour

FreeCAD application icon on pink background

If you are an architect, mechanical engineer, or robotics/mechatronics engineer, you may need to learn FreeCAD 3D computer-aided design (CAD) modeling program. FreeCAD is one of the most commonly used CAD software used in architectural & BIM, designing mechanical engineering parts,…

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How to Convert CIT Images to DXF/DWG

CIT format to DXF/DWG, Scan2CAD logo

Working with CAD software will regularly require you to use reference images as bases for drawings and plans. The standard raster image formats such as JPEG, PNG, and BMP are usually what you’ll be getting, but sometimes you’ll encounter less well-known…

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Solid Edge: Learn The Basics in 1 Hour

Solid Edge logo, Scan2CAD logo

Solid Edge is a drafting and solid modeling CAD program that offers tools for mechanical design, electrical design, simulation, manufacturing, and collaboration. It is owned by Siemens PLM software. Solid Edge is a multifaceted software that is used by both large…

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Import Images into Revit

How to Import Images into Revit

Autodesk Revit is a building information modeling (BIM) software specifically designed for AEC professionals. This includes architects, engineers, construction professionals, and space designers. Although commonly known to be owned by Autodesk, Revit was actually developed and released in 1997 by Charles…

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CATIA vs Inventor

CATIA vs Inventor: CAD Software Compared

There are so many computer-aided design (CAD) software developed by different companies around the world to help designers, engineers, architects, and manufacturers with product development from conceptualization, design, and engineering to manufacturing. Although the wide variety of CAD applications provide engineers,…

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CATIA vs Fusion 360

CATIA vs Fusion 360: CAD Software Compared

For any computer-aided design (CAD) software category in existence today, Autodesk has its in-house proprietary software. Despite being a force to reckon with, competitors exist and they also do well, ultimately rising to industry-leading standards. To this end, as Scan2Cad, we’ve…

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How to Insert an Image into CATIA

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If you work with CAD software, you would most likely be familiar with the French CAD development company, Dassault Systèmes. They’re responsible for big names in the CAD and computer modeling industries such as Solidworks and, the subject of this article,…

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Top 5 ArchiCAD Alternatives

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   ArchiCAD by Graphisoft is one of the most commonly used Building Information Modelling (BIM) 2D and 3D CAD software used by interior designers, urban planners, architects and designers. It was developed by a Hungarian company called Graphisoft and can run…

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