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Basics in One Hour

Want to get a quick headstart on your new CAD software? Scan2CAD has created these handy guides to introduce you to the basics of your new application. These posts cover the fundamentals such as learning the interface, how to draw, edit and how to save a file. This is a great starting point as you learn your new CAD software.
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AutoCAD Mechanical: Learn the Basics in 1 Hour

autocad mechanical Learn the Basics, orange blue gray graphics

As technology evolves and people lean towards aesthetics while still demanding the best functionalities in products, mechanical engineers are faced with the challenge of designing more complex products every day. And as such, mechanical engineers are required to not only select…

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LibreCAD: Learn The Basics in 1 Hour

Woman using computer at desk - LibreCAD Basics

Most CAD applications require users to purchase or subscribe for licenses, which is quite expensive for engineers, architectures, and designers. But that is not the case with LibreCAD, which is a free open-source CAD application for creating industrial and graphic designs….

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FreeCAD: Learn The Basics In 1 Hour

FreeCAD application icon on pink background

If you are an architect, mechanical engineer, or robotics/mechatronics engineer, you may need to learn FreeCAD 3D computer-aided design (CAD) modeling program. FreeCAD is one of the most commonly used CAD software used in architectural & BIM, designing mechanical engineering parts,…

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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: 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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Creo: Learn The Basics In 1 Hour

Creo icon, Scan2CAD logo, Learn Creo

Also known as PTC Creo, Creo is a multipurpose 3D modeling software for CAD, CAM, CAE. This software caters to everything: product design, development, and manufacturing. Creo was initially called Pro/engineering when it was released by PTC in 1987. Its release…

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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…

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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…

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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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SolidWorks: Learn The Basics In 1 Hour

Solidworks Learn The Basics - Laptop and Notepad on Desk

SolidWorks is by far one of the most prominent CAD programs out there—we’ve certainly spoken about it enough on our blog! Developed in the 1990s, SolidWorks has only increased in popularity and reputation over the years. Needless to say, a program…

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