CAD Software Archive

Creating Terrain Objects

Need a terrain for your upcoming game or Hollywood blockbuster? Or are you simply looking to master the art of creating landscapes and planes that can be used for hosting other elemental objects? Either way, and for so many others, you can do so with AutoCAD. Although

Coordinate Systems in AutoCAD

In the world of CAD, coordinates play a part as important as any other. Any rotation, skewing or other manipulation is done with the help of mathematical equations and the help of regular geometric and algebraic techniques that work with the coordinates. For this purpose, the inherent

AutoCad vs BricsCad: Head to Head Comparison

Another head to head with AutoCAD and BrisCAD facing off in 2D/3D CADing. AutoCAD, the now multi-faceted and extendable all-rounder designer that chugs more RAM than a German does beer, going against another lesser popular DWG-oriented package developed for efficient execution. Let’s delve deeper to see what

Top 5 CAD Softwares for 3D Printing

3D CAD was an industry-shaking concept. And it’s no wonder that every bit of advancement in the field has ushered forth a new standard for builders and designers alike. Whether it be architects or product manufacturers, everybody saves time and money when creating soft prototypes before actual

How Much Does Solidworks Cost?

SolidWorks is high end, industrial-grade 2D and 3D CAD design and illustration tool with simulation and industry-specific modules developed and built-in. Its user interface has won the hearts of many, and allows a much shorter learning curve as compared to the mammoth AutoCAD by Autodesk. Also, some

Best CAD Packages For Linux

Linux is the open-source operating system, third in popularity in the category of commercial, off the shelf system software. Linux is robust and kernel based, and the fact that it is open source makes it the favorite for the developer community. Hence it is no surprise that Linux

Solidworks Composer Review

Once again, SolidWorks has outdone its self (atleast in my opinion), with the introduction of their technical communication package, the SolidWorks Composer. From SolidWorks’ die hard enthusiasts to newbie and non-technical users, the market is spread wide, and SolidWorks has aimed for that entire lot with this

Best Woodworking CAD Software Available in 2017

Woodwork is a specific discipline in the world of CAD, special due to the nature of production more than the nature of the development phase. For woodwork there are a number of options available for instance, SketchUp has a lot of material for furniture design. SolidWorks is

AutoCAD vs Draftsight: Head to Head Comparison

AutoCAD is an all in all suite. It caters to a big user base, an even bigger market and even complex set of domains. Its limitations are its learning curve and complex interface, along with the cumbersome feature set based on its own design. Furthermore, its most

Best CAD Software for Mac Reviews

Welcome to an exclusive entry on CAD software. Here we talk about the best CAD software for MAC users. Another special aspect about this entry is the fact that the software listed here is not in descending order, but tags the software based on their capability categorizing

Use eDrawings to view SolidWorks and AutoCAD DWG Files

The SolidWorks eDrawings viewer is a very useful free tool for viewing SolidWorks files on your computer – even if you don’t own SolidWorks yourself! Find the latest version of SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer on the eDrawings website at http://www.edrawingsviewer.com/ You can use the tool to view SolidWorks,

CAD for iPad

Drafting app for the iPad; Interested or Not? The fast-pace of our modern society hobbled by the ever increasing time the average person spends in traffic, means that more and more people are having to work on-the-go. This is why we now see certain apps like; Evernote,

Autodesk 123D Sculpt Review

Autodesk loves reinventing the wheel when it comes to building CAD software applications for the design community and the 123D Sculpt is no different regardless of its simplicity and development as a mobile app. The 123D Sculpt—which is one of Autodesk premier CAD tools designed for use on

Autodesk 123D Creature Review

The development of another CAD design tool for the iPad by Autodesk cannot and should not come as a surprise to anyone because by now, every real designer out there should know that Autodesk believes in providing multiple packages to handle similar tasks. And the 123D Creature

DWG compatible CAD software

Dwg files are one of the most used type of files in Computer Aided Design and this is pushing many companies to release their own DWG compatible CAD software. The native file format for AutoCAD files is .DWG. But you can also edit/generate DWG file using others

Home design software

The release of IKEA’s home design software—the IKEA Home Planner—shook the world of interior decoration as well as the CAD community due to the fact that for the first time, the average individual with no prior knowledge of computer aided design could now import furniture pieces—straight from

Best Free architecture software

Are you looking for good free architecture software to get your small projects done? There is good news for you! There are companies out there offering free architecture software, free to download. Not everyone has spare money to spend on a software, and luckily companies like AutoDesk

Ten Free CAD Software Alternatives to AutoCAD for Students

Due to the wide acceptance of our article on the top free CAD software application available to students in the field of graphics design, architecture and engineering, we thought of providing our readers with alternatives to the first 10 software applications—we wrote about— which includes AutoCAD for

NanoCAD – AutoCAD Alternative

NanoCAD is a free CAD software having a quite similar interface with AutoCAD. NanoCAD allows you to create DWG compatible CAD files which you can share with AutoCAD users. Nanosoft also provides an advanced version of NanoCAD which is a paid version: NanoCAD PLUS If you have

Top Ten Most Used CAD APPS

As the world migrates from relying solely on personal computers and desktop work stations to the mobile age, almost every operation that requires a PC to function can now easily be done with the use of mobile apps and the world of computer aided graphic design is