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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 Vectorworks Cost? Pricing Explained

Vectorworks icon with money emoji

Vectorworks is a multifaceted rendering, 2D drafting, 3D modeling, and fully-integrated BIM (Building Information Modeling) application for architectural, landscape, and entertainment designs. Thanks to its capability to deliver a flexible and collaborative design process, Vectorworks is frequently selected by industry professionals….

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Graphisoft – Everything You Need To Know

People in office using computers - Graphisoft logo

Graphisoft is one of the design and engineering industry’s biggest names when it comes to Building Information Modeling software. Over the years, it has become a household name for engineers, urban planners, architects, and interior designers. Its most well-known product –…

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How Much Does ArchiCAD Cost? Pricing Explained

ArchiCAD application icon and cash emoji

We have previously discussed the benefits of choosing ArchiCAD for your primary CAD software. With ArchiCAD’s BIM capabilities it is certainly a strong competitor in the CAD software landscape. However, pricing is an important factor in selecting the best CAD solution…

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ArchiCAD - Learn the basics in 1 hour

ArchiCAD: Learn The Basics In 1 Hour

ArchiCAD - Learn the basics in 1 hour

ArchiCAD is a popular architectural BIM CAD software utilized all over the world today. Developed by Hungarian company Graphisoft in 1982 originally for the Apple Macintosh, it was officially launched in 1987 and is regarded as the first implementation of Building…

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Compared: The Best Laptops for CAD

Razor Blade Pro laptop

Cast your mind back to the mid-2000s. It was a very different era in many fields—particularly when it came to CAD. At that time, working with CAD meant working at a desktop computer. Laptops simply didn’t have the capabilities to deal with…

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The Top 30 AEC Firms

Man in underground train tunnel - The top AEC firms

CAD skills open up doors to a vast range of careers across some of the most exciting industries to work for. This, then, leaves you with an important question: where to apply? If you’re looking for a company with a big…

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AutoCAD vs Vectorworks

CAD Software Compared: AutoCAD vs Vectorworks

AutoCAD vs Vectorworks

As a comprehensive raster-to-vector solution, Scan2CAD acts as the bridge between an initial sketch and a professional CAD drawing. After converting their drawings in Scan2CAD, our users go on to use a wide array of CAD software—and, naturally, we often get…

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How to Insert an Image into a CAD Drawing

AutoCAD with raster image inserted

Here at Scan2CAD, converting from raster to vector is what we do. After all, vector file formats are essential to CAD software. Without their editability, scalability and potential to attach reams of important data, CAD simply would not be the same….

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13 Sites with Free 3D CAD Models

Ford GT car 3D CAD model

When it comes to 3D CAD modeling, anything is possible nowadays. With the evolution of CAD and the growing lack of design constraints, CAD designers can move from imagination to reality—be it in architecture, engineering or industrial design. That being said,…

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