Wednesday, June 29, 2011

How To Turn Paper To CAD Files

Continuing on from our drawings scanning post earlier, we thought we’d also add a post on CAD conversion and converting paper to CAD files such as the DWG and DXF.

CAD Conversion – How Is It Done?
We get a lot of requests to get documents converted to CAD editable files, which is actually something that a lot of people didn’t even think was possible previously before. But here at Pearl we’ve been completing CAD conversion for a number of years. We simply take your drawings, plans and/or blueprints and scan them in using our top of the line scanners and then, using out exclusively developed CAD conversion software, we can quickly convert standard, high quality scanned images into CAD files that can be used in all of the major CAD programs including AutoCAD.

Will the CAD conversion cover all CAD software?
We convert to DWG and DXF as we mention above, so the choice is yours, but this is a highly advanced way of bringing documents that are potentially decades old and making them editable in your CAD application of choice through our CAD conversion service. We offer manual drafting and automated conversion and this is applicable for all document types that can make use of a service like this including maps and architectural and mechanical drawings.

There are no special requirements that the documents would need as long as they are clear and can be scanned easily without a great deal of damage. Plus if you’re not sure about the CAD conversions, you can sample the work before you commit to the entire project. We’re sure you’ll be extremely happy though!

Once you’re happy with the work that is carried out, we can get the CAD files over to you on CD or by other digital methods as well as the original drawings back if you so wish, or we can organise a shredding and recycling process to be done.

The thing is with a service like this, the benefits are substantial. As we explained in our previous post, you will save a great deal of space should you decide to retire the original, paper based documents, you’ll be able to convert the files to PDF’s and share them between departments and people and on top of that you will be able to edit the original files. Files that were basically lost of their original use are once again available to be edited, changed and used as needed.

CAD conversion – The Modern Alternative
In a time when everything is going digital, it makes sense to convert your drawings using a CAD conversion services, whether it be for security’s sale, saving space or just generally modernising, CAD conversion is an excellent value process which can save your organisation a lot in the long run.