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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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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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Can I Get Fusion 360 for Free?

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Fusion 360 is a product of Autodesk, which is also the company behind other CAD programs like Inventor and AutoCAD. It is among the most widely used 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE software around the world. Due to its growing popularity,…

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Top 5 Inventor Alternatives

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Autodesk Inventor computer-aided design (CAD) software facilitates 3D mechanical design, visualization, simulation and analysis, rendering, and documentation. It has powerful features that provide designers and engineers professional-grade engineering and design solutions. Some of these features include the ability to integrate both…

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PDF to CAD Converter

pdf to cad converter

Intro One of the most commonly used formats when it comes to file-sharing in this digital age is the PDF file. It’s a useful format for those who specifically value compact file-sizes since PDF files typically have smaller sizes than their…

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How to Import Images into LibreCAD

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LibreCAD is one of the more well-known free CAD solutions in the market. It’s not uncommon to see professionals using LibreCAD as an economical CAD alternative for more streamlined drafting processes. But the program is more typically used by newer CAD…

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Can I Get VectorWorks for Free?

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When Vectorworks was created in 1985 as MiniCAD, it was a single product, compatible with a single operating system, created for a single industry/purpose. Today, however, Vectorworks consists of a line up of various highly functional CAD packages that cater to…

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Top 5 SketchUp Alternatives

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Since it was launched in 2000, SketchUp has become a very popular CAD program among designers, engineers, and architects due to its simple intuitive user interface and fast learning curve. SketchUp is primarily used for architecture rendering, making 3D models of…

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13 Sites with Free Creo Models

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Pro/Engineer, as it was formerly known, was released in 1987 by PTC and later rebirthed as Creo in 2011. PTC is an intuitive multidisciplinary 3D CAD program with a family of design tools for computer-aided design, engineering, and manufacturing. Using this…

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How to Convert PDF to BricsCAD

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Video tutorial: Converting a PDF for BricsCAD In this video tutorial, we show how to convert a raster or vector PDF to BricsCAD using Scan2CAD. BricsCAD is a CAD software developed by Bricsys NV, a company that specializes in 2D and…

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How to Import Images into Fusion 360

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Quick start video tutorial: Converting images for Fusion 360 In this video, we use Scan2CAD to convert an image for Fusion 360 Fusion 360 is Autodesk’s integrated 3D CAD solution for the constant woes of disconnected software workflows. The program is…

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LibreCAD: Learn The Basics in 1 Hour

Woman using computer at desk - LibreCAD Basics

Most CAD applications require users to purchase or subscribe for licenses, which is quite expensive for engineers, architectures, and designers. But that is not the case with LibreCAD, which is a free open-source CAD application for creating industrial and graphic designs….

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CATIA vs NX

CATIA vs NX: CAD Software Compared

CATIA vs NX

The development of CAD for the creation, modification, optimization of designs and models is one of the world’s most important innovations. This technology saves a lot of money and time, increases design quality, and even reduces risks of life and property…

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