Free Online SCAD to SVG Converter

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Please note: Your SCAD file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 15 minutes after upload so please download your converted SCAD file before this time.

How to Convert your SCAD to SVG Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your SCAD to SVG using our fast and free SCAD converter tool.

Upload your SCAD file

Click the "Upload a SCAD File" button, then select a SCAD to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your SVG

Click the download link to receive your SVG file.

File format information for SCAD and SVG

ExtensionSCAD
Full NameOpenSCAD
TypeCAD
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatBinary

A SCAD file, short for "Script-based Computer-Aided Design," is a type of plain text file used primarily in the field of 3D modeling and design. It is commonly associated with OpenSCAD, an open-source software tool used to create 3D models using constructive solid geometry (CSG). Unlike traditional CAD software that employs a graphical user interface for modeling, SCAD files are written in a scripting language. These files typically have a .scad extension and contain a series of commands and parameters that define the shapes, dimensions, and operations required to construct the 3D model.

Within a SCAD file, users can define basic geometric shapes such as cubes, spheres, cylinders, and more complex shapes by applying operations like union, difference, and intersection to combine or modify them. The use of a scripting language in SCAD files enables users to create parametric models, allowing them to easily modify dimensions and characteristics of the model by changing variables in the script. This flexibility makes SCAD files particularly useful for designing customizable objects and prototypes, where various iterations may be required to meet specific design requirements.

Once a SCAD file is created and the script is defined, it can be rendered by the OpenSCAD software, which interprets the script and generates a visual representation of the 3D model. Users can then preview the model, make further adjustments if needed, and export it to standard 3D file formats like STL (stereolithography) for 3D printing or rendering in other CAD software. SCAD files have gained popularity among the maker community and designers due to their simplicity, modifiability, and compatibility with 3D printing technologies, facilitating the rapid prototyping of complex objects.

ExtensionSVG
Full NameScalable Vector Graphics
TypeVector
Mime Typeimage/svg+xml
FormatText

SVG, or Scalable Vector Graphics, is a graphics file format commonly used by websites and the print industry as a means of representing 2D graphics, most notably icons and logos, in a scalable vector format independent of the user's screen resolution.

Unlike other popular bitmap formats, such as PNG or JPG, whose image quality decreases when the image is rendered at a larger size than its native dimensions, SVGs store the image data as a series of points, lines, and curves. This allows the image to scale to any resolution without loss of detail or pixelation.

SVG files are XML formatted, allowing them to be human-readable and extensible, as well as compact, making them ideal for usage on a website. As SVGs are a standard format used by websites, there is widespread support for opening and editing SVG files within most popular graphics editing software.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my SCAD file to SVG?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your SCAD file to upload. Your SCAD file will be uploaded to our servers. When the SCAD to SVG conversion has completed, you can download your SVG file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my SCAD to SVG?

We aim to process all SCAD to SVG conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.

How accurate is the SCAD to SVG conversion?

We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.