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.
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How to Convert DGN to DWG

DGN to DWG file conversion

In order to seamlessly convert DGN to DWG, you must consider whether the software you are using is ‘trusted’ by AutoCAD. What do we mean by this? A software application’s ability to facilitate the conversion of a particular file format to…

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How to Convert SVG to DWG

SVG file converted to DWG file

Popular image formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and BMP have one prominent, albeit undesirable, characteristic: their resolution is affected by magnification/zooming. Thus, drawings or photos saved using these raster formats sometimes become distorted upon scaling, resulting in images that may…

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Matterport Capture Basics | Getting Started

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The world is home to over one billion active iPhones (as of 2021) and more than three billion active Android users (as of May 2021). For Matterport, a company that helps its clients to create 3D virtual twins of various types…

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Matterport Cameras Compared | Which Camera Should I Use?

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Matterport is as much a 3D virtual tours software provider as it is a hardware developer and seller. Its hardware offerings include the Pro series 3D camera, currently in its second iteration, and a motorized mount, which enables mobile phone users…

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How Much Does Matterport Cost? Pricing Explained | Scan2CAD

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Matterport is an industry leader in the 3D virtual tours space. The company develops the world’s leading spatial data platform, eponymously named Matterport. The platform offers a myriad of capabilities that appeal to vast swathes of users, including hoteliers, realtors, facilities…

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Matterport – Everything You Need to Know

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According to a 2021 Consumer Housing Trends Report by real estate intelligence company Zillow, 68% of home buyers agreed completely or somewhat that 3D virtual tours would give them a better feel of the house than 2D photos. Furthermore, 61% of…

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Top 5 Matterport Alternatives

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Matterport is a leading spatial data platform that enables users to digitize spaces such as offices, hotels, shops, factories, and homes. Also, Matterport lets users manage the digitized images stored as 3D models via an online dashboard. Even so, the 3D…

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How to Convert a PDF to CATIA (PDF to DXF)

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CATIA is a multi-platform computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer-aided engineering (CAE) software. This means that CATIA offers a complete suite of tools, features, and capabilities within the same package. CATIA facilitates the two-dimensional and three-dimensional design and modeling,…

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How to Import Floor Plans to Revit

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Before discussing how to import floor plans to Revit, let’s first understand what this versatile software developed and sold by software juggernaut Autodesk entails. Revit is a popular software designed for and used by construction professionals such as architects, designers, structural…

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How to Import Floor Plans to SketchUp

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SketchUp is a 3D modeling software used by students, hobbyists, and professionals in different industries, including interior design, architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, woodworking, and more. Currently owned and developed by Trimble Inc., SketchUp has changed ownership severally since its initial…

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How to Import Floor Plans to Vectorworks

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Although the Vectorworks software was one of the first CAD software and has been updated many times since its initial release in the 1980s, it is still a laggard when it comes to vectorization. Vectorization refers to the conversion of a…

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How to Convert an Image to Lines for AutoCAD

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If you have ever worked with a PDF of a drawing scanned from a physical print, you will agree with me on several things, more like problems or limitations. And to solve them, you have to convert an image to lines…

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How to Import Raster PDF’s to ArchiCAD

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ArchiCAD is a leading building information modeling (BIM) software that architects, designers, interior designers, and urban planners use to create 2D and 3D models. Developed by Budapest, Hungary-based Graphisoft SE, this software application offers a diverse list of exceptional features that…

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7 Most Common AutoCAD Problems Solved

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It is not uncommon to encounter software-related issues and hurdles. And this happens regardless of whether we are experienced users or just beginners. In cases where our individual effort and knowledge cannot help us resolve such issues, we more often than…

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How Much Does Bentley Microstation Cost? Pricing Explained

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Historically, computer-aided design (CAD) software programs have always been at the top end of the pricing spectrum. So much so that a majority are priced at rates way above other industries’ applications, e.g., Adobe Creative Cloud or the Microsoft Office Suite….

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Bentley Microstation: Learn The Basics in 1 Hour

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Developed and sold by Bentley Systems, Inc., Bentley MicroStation, or simply MicroStation is a CAD program that supports both 2D drafting and design as well as 3D modeling. Its features, capabilities, and tools enable infrastructure professionals, spread across the construction, architecture…

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How to Convert PDF – Raster to Vector

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PDF, short for Portable Document Format, is a versatile file format that can store both raster and vector elements/objects. This attribute has influenced its’ popularity within the design, engineering, architecture, and even photography communities. It can store raster images and scanned…

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Bluebeam Revu – Everything You Need to Know

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Bluebeam Revu, pronounced as review, has asserted its position in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry, boasting an impressive roster of users as of the late 2010s. In the US, the software is one of the go-to tools for 94%…

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13 Sites with Free BricsCAD Models

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Creating 3D computer-aided design (CAD) models is a time-consuming process. What starts as a 2D draft or sketch must be converted to 3D using a slew of operations and tools, before the model is again refined using other procedures. Creating multiple…

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BricsCAD Keyboard Shortcuts – With PDF Cheat Sheet!

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In computing, keyboard shortcuts or hotkeys are everywhere, from conventional combinations such as Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste to less known hotkeys such as Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the task manager on Windows OS. In computer-aided design (CAD), keyboard shortcuts…