Request a Personalized Demo

Learn how to accurately convert your designs with Scan2CAD

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
  • Join thousands of happy customers worldwide

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.

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.

Mac laptop, Autodesk Inventor logo

Autodesk Inventor: Learn the basics in 1 hour

Mac laptop, Autodesk Inventor logo

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…

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

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…

Continue Reading
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…

Continue Reading
Woman drawing paper pattern, girl in orange dress, black t-shirts on hangers

How To Digitize Apparel Patterns

Woman drawing paper pattern, girl in orange dress, black t-shirts on hangers

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…

Continue Reading
SketchUp icon, flying cash emoji

How Much Does SketchUp Cost? Pricing Explained

SketchUp icon, flying cash emoji

SketchUp is a 3D design and modeling CAD software by Trimble. It is used in a wide range of fields including mechanical engineering, landscaping, video game design, architecture, and civil engineering. SketchUp allows you to design, visualize, analyze, document, collaborate, and…

Continue Reading
JPG image icon, ArchiCAD software icon

How to Import an Image into ArchiCAD

JPG image icon, ArchiCAD software icon

ArchiCAD is an architectural BIM and CAD program by Graphisoft. Those of us familiar with the program will know how useful ArchiCAD is when it comes to dealing with the aesthetic as well as technical sides of a building’s design process….

Continue Reading
Woman using laptop - Autodesk Revit, learn the basics

Revit: Learn the Basics in 1 Hour

Woman using laptop - Autodesk Revit, learn the basics

Founded in 1997 and acquired by Autodesk in 2000, Revit is a BIM (Building Information and Modelling) software package for structural engineers, MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) engineers and landscape professionals. This package allows you to design a structure or building…

Continue Reading
Draftsight icon with flying cash emoji

How Much Does DraftSight Cost? Pricing Explained

Draftsight icon with flying cash emoji

DraftSight is a professional 2D and 3D CAD software developed by Dassault Systemes, the same company responsible for giving the design and construction industry Solidworks. The program is available for download on either DraftSight.com or on the Dassault Systemes website. Although…

Continue Reading