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It’s common to have questions when working with CAD. Which CAD file type should I choose? How can I best keep my CAD files secure? What are the best ways to optimize my raster image for vectorization? In this section, we have answers to all of these questions and more. Discover useful tips on how to get the most out of raster to vector conversion; learn about the editing tools you can use to optimize your raster and vector images; and get advice a variety of topics from the world of CAD and its related fields.

It’s common to have questions when working with CAD. Which CAD file type should I choose? How can I best keep my CAD files secure? What are the best ways to optimize my raster image for vectorization? In this section, we have answers to all of these questions and more. Discover useful tips on how to get the most out of raster to vector conversion; learn about the editing tools you can use to optimize your raster and vector images; and get advice a variety of topics from the world of CAD and its related fields.

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Bonjour, Galois! What’s new in 10.1.0

Scan2CAD application icon - Scan2CAD v10.1

Today sees the release of Scan2CAD 10.1.0 (which we’ve lovingly named Galois). This release features a number of significant improvements focussed on building a better user experience. With 10.1.0, Scan2CAD is more intuitive than ever, enabling users to become successful with…

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OCR Guide: Converting Images to Searchable Documents

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If this isn’t your first time to this blog, you’ll know that we’re forever touting the benefits of converting your images from raster to vector. And for good reason—you simply can’t get the full potential from your technical drawings while they’re…

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SketchUp: Learn The Basics In 1 Hour

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SketchUp is a popular, versatile 3D modeling program that’s used around the world by students, hobbyists and professionals in a wide range of industries and sectors. Offering both a free and pro version to users, SketchUp can be used to create…

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SolidWorks Keyboard Shortcuts – With PDF Cheat Sheet!

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SolidWorks Keyboard Shortcuts

Dassault Systèmes’ SolidWorks is often the CAD program of choice for those in the design industry (and beyond) whose main focus is solid modelling. And you can see why. The highly sophisticated software includes a vast range of capabilities, helping people from…

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AutoCAD vs AutoCAD LT

CAD Software Compared: AutoCAD vs AutoCAD LT

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AutoCAD vs AutoCAD LT

Scan2CAD knows all too well how difficult it can be for CAD enthusiasts and professionals alike to figure out the differences between CAD packages. With conflicting information—or none at all—there’s no real way of finding out what capabilities each program has….

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How to Win Clients on Houzz

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The rise of online platforms and the ever-expanding influence of social media has completely changed the way we approach business. In this day and age, if you don’t have an online profile, you’re missing out on a whole host of prospective…

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CAD Terms Explained: What Does AEC Mean?

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Whether you’re a CAD pro or someone who just likes to dabble in design, it’s likely you’ve seen the term ‘AEC‘ crop up more than once. It’s used to describe software collections, sectors of business and a range of communities that…

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Creo vs Solidworks

CAD Software Compared: Creo vs SolidWorks

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Creo vs Solidworks

It’s difficult to find an industry nowadays that isn’t in any way dependent on CAD software to turn ideas into a finished product—whether it’s architecture, mechanical engineering or even gaming. This growing need for CAD has, of course, led to the…

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Designing on Paper: Are Hand-Drawings a Lost Art?

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A woman hand drawing a product, a hand drawn furniture design, an architect drawing a design

In the CAD and CAM industries, the ever-evolving nature of technology means that the way in which people work is constantly being altered. One of the areas where this is most apparent is design. As CAD software becomes increasingly sophisticated, computer…

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14 Top CAD Software Packages for Mac

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Computer Aided Design (CAD) software is at the forefront of most industries nowadays. From architecture to engineering to gaming, it can be integral in the creation of designs. Depending on your chosen CAD software, you can design and work with anything…

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Discovering The Improvements In Scan2CAD v10

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Scan2CAD v10 on a desktop computer

Scan2CAD v10 features a number of fundamental improvements in how users can convert their designs for CAD/CAM & CNC. From significantly improved OCR to enhanced vectorization and PDF processing, we have revisited each core competency of Scan2CAD and worked to enhance…

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CAD Software Compared: SolidWorks vs Autodesk Inventor

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With so many industries now dependent on CAD software to take products from creation to eventual production—from architecture to industrial engineering—it’s of no surprise to find so many CAD programs on the market. Regardless of whether you’re a beginner or a…

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Beginner’s Guide to Object Recognition Software

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Abstract Art Painting - Object Recognition Software

In the context of computer aided design, you may recognise the term object recognition as part of the process that enables programs to convert images from one file format to another. It is particularly useful during vectorization, as it allows a level…

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Can I Get SolidWorks for Free?

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“The best things in life are free,” so the adage goes—but not so much when it comes to CAD. Those looking to use top-of-the-line software such as SolidWorks can, therefore, expect to pay a pretty penny. But is there a way…

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AutoCAD Commands – The Essential List

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Preview of PDF AutoCAD Commands List - AutoCAD Commands The Essential List

We probably don’t have to tell you that AutoCAD is one of the leading CAD programs available on the market today. Whether computer aided design is in your life as a business or a hobby, it’s likely you rank this particular…

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OCR API: The Best Options Compared

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OCR API Options Compared

Getting computers to recognize text within images can be a tricky business. Machines find it very difficult to separate text from other objects because they, of course, do not interpret letters and numbers in the same way as humans all elements…

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OCR for PDF Files—How to Convert Text in Your PDF

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Microsoft Surface Pro Viewing a PDF File

PDFs are one of the most popular file formats around, no matter what industry you’re working in. They’re the perfect way to share and exchange all types of documents. A key reason for this is that you can open them using…

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Compared: The Best Keyboard For CAD

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Perixx Periboard 512 CAD Keyboard

Whether you work in the CAD industry or you’re a CAD hobbyist, you’ll know just how important it is that you’re working with the right tools. Something you might not have considered, however, is your keyboard. For CAD users, keyboards aren’t…

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