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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.

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 Much Does Creo Cost? Pricing Explained

Creo, also known as PTC Creo, is a multifaceted 3D CAD (Computer-Aided Design), CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing, and CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering) software for everything product design, development, and manufacturing. The powerful features of Creo include modeling and design, simulation and analysis, smart…

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How To Trace An Image In Onshape

About Onshape The main things most users will consider when using a CAD program are its functionality and intended use. When it comes to Onshape, users will find that the program is geared for mechanical and electrical engineering uses and does…

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How To Convert a PDF for Vectorworks

About Vectorworks Vectorworks isn’t as popular of a CAD solution as some of the bigger names out there, but in terms of versatility, functionality, and user experience, it’s one of the best CAD-BIM programs available in the market. It offers specific…

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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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How to Convert a PDF for SketchUp

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SketchUp is one of the more well-known 3D modeling programs out there. Its user-friendly design, smooth workflow, and accessibility make it a popular program of choice for various design and engineering students, weekend inventors, and even professionals. There are both free…

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Autodesk Inventor: Learn the basics in 1 hour

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First released in 1999 by Autodesk, Inventor is a solid modeling design software used for creating precise 3D models. It is mainly used by designers and mechanical engineers for 3D mechanical design, electrical systems design, sheet metal design, tube and pipe…

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How to Scan a Gasket and Convert to CAD

Circular metal gasket - Convert gasket for CAD/CAM & CNC

Gaskets are a fundamental part of any precision or industrial-grade machine. In essence, they are mechanical seals that serve as fillers between two disjointed but interconnecting parts of a machine or assembly. They make it possible for two mating surfaces that…

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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…

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How To Digitize Apparel Patterns

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Hobbyist needleworkers and large clothing industries alike make use of digitized apparel patterns to accurately and quickly cut designs for prototyping. In the design and manufacturing processes, these apparel patterns are vital in duplicating and developing apparel designs. The use of…

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