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David Byrnes


David Byrnes teaches at British Columbia Institute of Technology and Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design in Vancouver, BC. He also coauthored and edited ten books on AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT and is a contributing editor of Cadalyst.


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Scan2CAD v7.2   1 May, 2004
By: David Byrnes

Though most modern CAD programs display raster (usually scanned) images, you'll need to trace over or convert the raster image if you want to change it. Scan2CAD, now in its seventh major release, provides one of the most cost-effective tools for automatically converting scanned drawings to vector...more >>

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First Looks: PhotoModeler Pro v5   1 Nov, 2003
By: David Byrnes

Create 3D models from digital images.

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CAD Overlay 2001i   1 Jul, 2001
By: David Byrnes

Autodesk's CAD Overlay 2000i is unique because it's the only one of the five that doesn't offer fully automatic vectorization tools.

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GTXImage CAD PLUS 2000   1 Jul, 2001
By: David Byrnes

GTX's Image CAD PLUS 2000 is a stand-alone automatic raster-to-vector program built on an OEM version of AutoCAD 2000.

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RxAutoImage COLOR PRO R5   1 Jul, 2001
By: David Byrnes

Rasterex International's RxAutoImage has always been a stellar performer.

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Scan2CAD Pro 6   1 Jul, 2001
By: David Byrnes

SoftCover International's Scan2CAD Pro 6 wins the prize for the most improved program since our last review.

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VPStudio v6.73   1 Jul, 2001
By: David Byrnes

In spite of its high price, VPStudio has been our overall top choice for the last five years.

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Clean and Convert Your Raster Scans   1 Jul, 2001
By: David Byrnes

Five raster-to-vector solutions speed up conversion of paper drawings to digital files

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