AutoCAD

AutoCAD is a household name in the CAD software world. First released in 1982, the software has become the most common 2D CAD drafting software for designers and engineers for many decades. Scan2CAD’s AutoCAD articles help AutoCAD users with learning the software, product comparisons, keyboard shortcuts, commands lists and more.
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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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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 to Convert a DWG File Without AutoCAD?

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As a proprietary file format developed and maintained by Autodesk, DWG may not be supported by most computer-aided design (CAD) software programs. In this regard, if you happen to use such a program – which does not offer 100% DWG compatibility…

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AutoCAD Mechanical: Learn the Basics in 1 Hour

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As technology evolves and people lean towards aesthetics while still demanding the best functionalities in products, mechanical engineers are faced with the challenge of designing more complex products every day. And as such, mechanical engineers are required to not only select…

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How to Convert Matterport Floorplan Image to DXF/DWG

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Matterport is a useful tool that’s been gaining traction with real estate professionals and new homeowners recently. It’s essentially a service that syncs up with standard iPhone and Android camera phones as well as various supported 360° cameras in order to…

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AutoCAD vs Fusion 360: CAD Software Compared

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Finding the right CAD program for your needs is a tricky endeavor. With the constantly advancing nature of the AEC industry, the software dedicated to helping produce technical drawings grows with it. What we get with that is a veritable smorgasbord…

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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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AutoCAD Web App Review: Can It Replace AutoCAD Desktop?

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We’ve talked about AutoCAD in quite a few articles here on Scan2CAD, and for good reason. It’s the top most-used CAD program in the global market and is one of the best choices for producing technical drawings and diagrams. Autodesk has…

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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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Autodesk Certifications – Everything You Need To Know

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Design is the foundation of creation. This is why every industry that has anything to do with creating, manufacturing, or building is dependent on CAD. This dependency has made the demand for designers and professional users of CAD software very high….

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How to Convert PDF to DWG in AutoCAD 2023

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Video Tutorial: Converting PDF to DWG (AutoCAD 2023) Let’s jump straight into the video tutorial for converting your (raster or vector) PDF files to DWG using Scan2CAD – the leading computer-aided design (CAD) conversion software. AutoCAD 2023 We’ve talked about AutoCAD plenty of…

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The Best AutoCAD Raster Design Alternative?

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Most CAD and graphics design software today are only compatible with vector images and cannot open, read, or modify raster images. However, raster images are the most ubiquitous image format. While in the world of graphics design, CAD, CAM, and CNC,…

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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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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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CAD Drafting – Everything You Need To Know

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Almost a decade and about 300 articles later, our Scan2CAD blog has touched on topics that revolve around BIM, CAD, and digital drafting with all the complexities and intricacies that go along with all of it. But for now, let’s go…

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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…