CAD Software Compared

Scan2CAD puts the most popular CAD software up against each other in these comprehensive CAD software comparison articles. Which 2D drafting software is best? Which BIM software should you use? Which PLM CAD software is the best fit for my company? We answer these questions and more.
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Onshape vs. SolidWorks: CAD Software Compared

Onshape logo, SolidWorks logo

Once upon a time, there was only a handful of commercially available CAD software. Today, however, there are so many CAD software packages out there, that selecting the best one for your application can be a headache. Some may argue that…

AutoCAD raster design alternatives

The Best AutoCAD Raster Design Alternative?

AutoCAD raster design alternatives

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

Building at night with colorful lights

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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Top 5 Affordable Draftsight Alternatives

DraftSight Icon, DraftSight Alternatives

When it comes to 2D drafting and 3D modeling, DraftSight is one of the most popular and widely used software packages. With DraftSight, you can create, edit, view, and markup various kinds of 2D and 3D files. One of the primary…

AutoCAD vs Inventor - Software icons

AutoCAD vs. Inventor: CAD Software Compared

AutoCAD vs Inventor - Software icons

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…

Vectorworks & ArchiCAD software icons. Vectorworks vs ArchiCAD

Vectorworks vs ArchiCAD: CAD Software Compared

Vectorworks & ArchiCAD software icons. Vectorworks vs ArchiCAD

Here at Scan2CAD, we offer vector conversion solutions for all types of digital needs. But once they’ve gotten a workable CAD or vector file, users tend to wonder what program is best to work on when handling these files. There are…

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AutoCAD vs SketchUp: CAD Software Compared

AutoCAD vs SketchUp application icons

There was once a time when you could count all existing CAD applications on one hand. Back then, selecting a CAD package was only a matter of opinion A or option B; but that was a very long time ago. Today,…

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Top 5 Affordable Vectorworks Alternatives

Mouse, keyboard, computer, cup on desk. Vectorworks icon

We’ve talked about Vectorworks a couple of times before here at Scan2CAD. Although not as big of a name in the CAD and construction industry as some of the larger solutions, Vectorworks still stands out as one of the top pioneers…

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Vectorworks Products Compared

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Few companies in the computer-aided design industry can be hailed as reliable go-to sources of both drafting and BIM software packages. One of such companies is Vectorworks Inc. Currently, a subsidiary of European software giants, the Nemetshcek group, Vectorworks Inc. began…

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Vectorworks vs Revit: CAD Software Compared

Vectorworks Revit software icons

In recent history, there were a couple of CAD software juggernauts who would dominate the market leaving little choice for the solution you would opt for.  Now, however, there is a much more vibrant and growing list of CAD solutions, each of…

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CAD Software Compared: Solidworks vs Fusion 360

solidworks and fusion 360 software logos

With the number of CAD (Computer-aided design) packages available today, selecting the perfect package for you can easily turn out to be a herculean task. At Scan2CAD we aim to solve this problem by providing you with easy to understand comparison…

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CAD Software Compared: AutoCAD vs DraftSight

Waves on gradient background - AutoCAD vs DraftSight

With hundreds of CAD programs being so readily available on the market, Scan2CAD knows full well how difficult it can be for newcomers to figure out which is best suited to them. Programs that look similar on the surface can differ…

Catia vs Solidworks

CATIA vs SolidWorks: Software Comparison

Catia vs Solidworks

Here at Scan2CAD, we know that it can often be difficult to find useful information on the simple issue of which programs perform which functions. That’s why, in recent weeks, we’ve turned our attention towards comparing the many CAD programs currently…

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CAD Software Compared: AutoCAD vs SolidWorks

We here at Scan2CAD know that no program is an island—even when it’s the ultimate vectorization software. The range of CAD software is incredibly broad, with specialized programs for practically every design purpose. Each program exists within an ecosystem, and an architect…