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 About the interface

The above illustration displays the fundamental elements of the Scan2CAD interface. You can click on the green terms to go to a detailed description of each of the mentioned interface features.

The Scan2CAD interface will be familiar for those who work in CAD/CAN, CNC and GIS with some elements similar to applications in those markets and other interface elements unique to Scan2CAD.

Terms which do not link to further information in the above illustration


The ‘menus’ part of the interface does not have direct links to further information on this page. This is because each user-manual page regarding a feature will detail their required menu action.

Title Bar

This is the generic Window title bar present in any application. The title bar will contain the default minimise/close/maximise window functions.

Progress Bar

The progress bar indicates the progress of the action you have initiated. The majority of actions you perform in Scan2CAD will be so fast that you will not notice the progress bar information. Typically, the longer actions will be related to vectorizing a file. In this case, the Progress Bar is a useful indication of the speed of the action.

Message Area

Within the message area; Scan2CAD will indicate what action is required or expected for the process you have initiated. Messages can act as a handy prompt for learning what to do next.


The coordinates field displays the coordinates of the top left and bottom right corners of the current view. It is worth reiterating that this is the coordinates of the view. Therefore if -for example- you zoomed into an area, the coordinates will change accordingly within the same image.

Name of raster and vector image

The name of the raster and vector image are shown in the titlebar of the window.

If no raster image is loaded, no raster file name will exist. Conversely if no vector image is loaded, then no vector file name will exist.

The raster and vector file names are separated by two ‘greater than’ characters (i.e. ‘>>’) The raster file name being on the left and the vector file name being on the right.

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