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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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13 Sites with Free Autodesk Inventor Models

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Inventor is a 3D mechanical design software, by Autodesk, for product design, design communication, simulation, visualization, and documentation. Its high-grade tools facilitate the creation of parts and assemblies designs ranging from simple to very complex. It is not uncommon for beginners…

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Revit Keyboard Shortcuts – With PDF Cheat Sheet!

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Revit is a BIM CAD modeling software application, from Autodesk, that comes with all the necessary tools and features for all things building design and modeling. It is used for architectural design, building modeling, structural design and construction, MEP (Mechanical, Electrical,…

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AutoCAD vs BricsCAD: CAD Software Compared

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The introduction of computer-aided design has undoubtedly increased the quality of CAD designs. As a result of the continuous development of various CAD applications, users from varying industries have a handful of applications to choose from. Choosing the most suitable program…

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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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