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Introducing Scan2CAD v10

Scan2CAD v10 icon with Windows and MacOS icons on gradient background

The key points:

  • As of July 17th 2018, purchased licenses are for Scan2CAD v10
  • You can request to exchange your license for v9 after purchase if you prefer
  • Some edge-case features are not yet available in v10, they’re coming soon

Today, we are extremely excited to share with you the release of Scan2CAD v10.

Over two years ago we decided to fundamentally improve Scan2CAD from the ground up and that’s exactly what we’ve done with v10.

Why we created v10

Flash cards with reasons for creating Scan2CAD v10

To summarise, the key benefits of Scan2CAD v10 are:

1. Improved usability

We know CAD software can be hard to learn, we’ve designed v10 with usability in-mind. We want to get you from new-user to successful conversion as quickly as possible.

2. Multi-platform

Scan2CAD for MacOS has been a very popular request. You can now run Scan2CAD on Windows or MacOS. As a self-confessed Apple fan, I’m particularly excited by this!

3. A foundation for constant improvement

Scan2CAD is 20+ years strong. (That’s a very mature age for software!) With decades of features and improvements comes changing technologies and complexities. With v10 with have stripped out any bloat and focussed on usability and performance.

V10 is a foundation upon which we will continue to build and improve without ‘technical debt’.

The core capabilities of Scan2CAD (i.e. vectorization, vector optimization/ conversion & OCR) have improved and edge-case features which generally added little value have been removed.

Note: Keep an eye on our new changelog to stay up-to-date with improvements.

Some features which are not currently in v10 will be added in the near future. Let’s discuss those next…

Which v9 features are not yet in v10?

If you’ve used Scan2CAD v9 and wish to compare the difference to v10, the easiest way is to download a free trial today.

Most notably, the following features are not yet available in v10:

 Feature Description Status
Automate Scan2CAD v9 has the ability to automate features using command-line scripts or batch conversion Coming soon to v10
Network Licensing Currently, v10 is only available as the most popular ‘standard’ license, which licenses your computer.

Coming soon to v10

Offline Licensing v9 comes with the option of activating Scan2CAD in an environment without internet access. Coming soon to v10

Questions and Answers

There’s lots more we want to share regarding the release, to keep things succinct here’s what we expect would be the most popular questions.

When I purchase Scan2CAD, which version do I get?

When you purchase Scan2CAD, from July 17th 2018 onwards, your license will be for Scan2CAD v10 by default. But if you’d prefer to run Scan2CAD v9, simply contact us and we’ll be happy to replace your license for v9.

V10 doesn’t look right for me, can I purchase v9?

Yes, we understand there may be a few features which are important to you that are not yet available in v10.
Therefore, you can simply contact us after your purchase and we will replace your license for Scan2CAD v9.
You will be able to upgrade to v10 any time you wish as long as you have an active subscription.

Where can I learn how to use v10?

We are prioritising our new range of video tutorials for new users of v10. We have found video tutorials are the fastest and most convenient way to learn Scan2CAD. We will create further learning resources thereafter.

I am already a Scan2CAD user, can I upgrade to v10?

Yes! If you have an active Scan2CAD subscription you should already have your v10 license details in your Scan2CAD Account.  You can download the free trial and enter your license details to activate your license. If you do not see your v10 activation details please contact us.
If you are a user of our previous perpetual licenses you can upgrade your subscription today at a discount giving you access to v10 and all future upgrades.

I have a question which isn’t covered here.

Great – please contact us with any questions you have.

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