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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 CATIA Cost? Pricing Explained

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Cost is an important consideration when selecting a CAD software application. Because of this, we at Scan2CAD regularly create comprehensive pricing articles in which we talk about products, license types, terms, and cost of the most popular CAD software applications in…

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CATIA: Learn The Basics In One Hour

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Formerly known as CATI, CATIA– Computer Aided Three-dimensional Interactive Application is a family of CAD applications for CAD, CAE, and product life management. It was released by Dassault Systems in 1977. The software is mainly used by Mechanical Engineers, Fluid Engineers,…

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Onshape vs. SketchUp: CAD Software Compared

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Computer-aided design is used in many industries for creating, modifying, and analyzing designs. Along with the increase in the importance of CAD software through the years, there has been the creation of various CAD software applications with distinguishing capabilities. Today, with…

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How to Convert TIFF to DGN

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Converting Images to CAD Most CAD drafting and modelling workflows will include some variation of getting source materials, translating those reference materials into workable drafts and models, and refining the initial drafts into finalized technical drawings. Before CAD drafters can even…

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Creo vs CATIA | CAD Software Compared

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As years have passed by, a good number of CAD software has been developed. This has been due to the increment in the application of design in different fields of creation. These software applications created have a wide range of varying…

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Compared: The Best Tablets for CAD

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So, you have just paid for and downloaded your favorite CAD application. You are all pumped up and ready to start creating and innovating, only to discover that the application is lagging! Alas, you have the wrong hardware. For CAD, it…

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Convert PDF to 3D SolidWorks Model

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About SolidWorks SolidWorks is a powerful 2D and 3D CAD program that has seen extensive use with digital drafters all around the globe. In 2016, Dassault Systèmes reported 2.3 million active users in more than 230,000 companies and 80 different countries…

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Onshape: Learn The Basics In 1 Hour

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Founded in 2012 by Jon Hirschtick, Onshape is a cloud-based 3D modeling software that combines CAD, collaboration, and data management. This software is delivered via a SaaS (Software as a Service) model. Therefore, it does not require download, installation, or update….

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How to Convert a PDF for Autodesk Inventor

About Autodesk Inventor Autodesk is mostly known for its architecture and engineering products – AutoCAD and Revit being the most popular – and its media and entertainment software used for movies and video games. The company has a lot more programs…

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Convert PDF to DWG – MacOS Software

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The PDF file format is an industry-standard in most modern offices and studios and this is especially true for professionals in the manufacturing, design, and construction industries. The same goes for the DWG format which is widely used on a global…

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How to Convert TIFF to Creo

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Video Tutorial: Converting TIFF to Creo Let’s jump straight into a video tutorial. In this video we use Scan2CAD to convert a TIFF image to DXF/DWG which can be directly imported into Creo. An intro to Creo Creo is a software…

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