CAD

CAD has revolutionized the way we approach and think about design. Today, there are few industries which haven’t been impacted by the creative possibilities opened up by CAD software. As the digital economy booms, CAD has expanded outside of its traditional fields of architecture and engineering, and has become the go-to design tool for game designers and digital content creators. This category plunges headfirst into the world of CAD. We talk about the software that can help you make an impact; the new developments that are changing the design world; and the wide range of applications that go far beyond our traditional perceptions of what CAD is and does.
5 Tools for CAD Designers

5 Tools Every CAD Designer Needs

5 Tools for CAD Designers

CAD can be complex. Design involves a wide range of different software, and takes place both at your desk and on-the-go. No matter your budget or your company’s needs, there are always ways to increase your productivity and efficiency. In this article,…

The History of CAD

How CAD Has Evolved Since 1982

The History of CAD

While it might be tempting to think of Computer Aided Design as a relatively recent innovation, most CAD programs we use today can actually be traced back to work begun over 50 years ago. As such, CAD has had a long…

AutoDesk Everything You Need To Know

Autodesk – Everything You Need To Know

AutoDesk Everything You Need To Know

Autodesk is a pioneer in 3D design, engineering and digital entertainment software. Though best known for its flagship product, AutoCAD, it has developed a vast range of software for the design, engineering and entertainment industries—not to mention hobbyists. But how much do you…

AutoCAD for Free

Can I Get AutoCAD For Free?

AutoCAD for Free

It’s been 35 years since the launch of AutoCAD in 1982, and in that time, the program has gone from strength to strength. Today, AutoCAD is not only the flagship product of its parent company, Autodesk but is the most widely used…

AutoCAD File Extensions

AutoCAD File Extensions – Everything You Need To Know

AutoCAD File Extensions

AutoCAD is arguably the most prevalent CAD software on the market—it’s used by professionals and hobbyists alike. If you work with CAD, you’re likely to already be familiar with some of AutoCAD’s most common file formats, such as DWG and DXF. However, these aren’t the…

CAD Salaries

CAD Salaries – Everything You Need To Know

CAD Salaries

Computer Aided Design (CAD) is integral and indispensable to a variety of industries, from engineering to design to architecture. The importance placed upon CAD means that CAD skills are increasingly necessary to open doors to prospective jobs. From CAD drafters to CAD engineers, there’s a…

CAD Impacting Fashion

How Is CAD Impacting on the Fashion Industry?

CAD Impacting Fashion

Too often, we tend to think of CAD as having primarily industrial applications. However, it’s important to remember that CAD refers to a broad range of design programs, encompassing a number of creative fields as well as the AEC sector. One such field is…

Top 20 3D CAD Models

Top 20 3D CAD Models To Try Out (Part 1)

Top 20 3D CAD Models

Creating CAD models is a perfect way to discover the ins and outs of any part. However, sometimes we hit a wall—just what should we create next? No matter whether you’re a CAD beginner or an old hand, there are always times…

14 Top Free CAD Packages to Download

14 Top Free CAD Packages to Download

14 Top Free CAD Packages to Download

Anyone who has worked with CAD will know just how integral the software is to various industries—ranging from architecture, to engineering and even gaming. CAD gives us the ability to create designs for a range of purposes, from electrical drawings to…

Multicolor 3D Printing

How Does Multicolor 3D Printing Work?

Multicolor 3D Printing

In recent years, the issue of how to make 3D-printed models in multiple colors has come to the fore. One of the major issues is that traditional extrusion methods rely on printing using single strands of filament. Though this technique has…

Freelance CAD - Everything You Need To Know

Freelance CAD — Everything You Need To Know

Freelance CAD - Everything You Need To Know

The CAD industry is full of job prospects and opportunities for CAD beginners and experts—hundreds of companies and small businesses hire CAD designers, engineers and drafters on a daily basis. But many people nowadays are opting for freelance work instead—you can…

AutoCAD Careers

AutoCAD Careers – Everything You Need To Know

AutoCAD Careers

AutoCAD is an integral part of the CAD industry—not just as a piece of software, but also as a necessary skill across many industries. Whether it’s drafting or engineering, you won’t be able to go very far without having the necessary…

3D Printing in Manufacturing

5 Ways 3D Printing is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

3D Printing in Manufacturing

In recent years, 3D printing has rarely been out of the headlines. Whilst the basic technique has been around since the 1980s, a number of new developments have pushed the technology into the limelight. No longer is 3D printing the preserve…

Ultimate Vectorization Software

Scan2CAD: The Ultimate Vectorization Software

Ultimate Vectorization Software

With the advent of CAD software, vector images have become an integral part of the design process. Nevertheless, you’re unlikely to create a design without working with raster images at some point. The issue comes in with trying to convert from…

CAD News Monthly Roundup August 2016

World of CAD: August 2016

CAD News Monthly Roundup August 2016

Welcome to World of CAD: Monthly News Roundup, Scan2CAD’s monthly look-back at the latest developments in the CAD industry. This month, we’ll be taking a look at some exciting developments from the fields of CAD, additive manufacturing, CNC, and raster-to-vector conversion. First, we’ll be…