Converting Manufacturing Drawings to BIM
What do you do when you need BIM models and all you have are paper manufacturing drawings, especially if you don’t have sophisticated in-house resources capable of performing the manufacturing drawing to BIM conversion, so the task becomes finding an outsource service capable of doing it for you. If you have many paper manufacturing drawings needing to be converted into 3D CAD models, it will take a company that can handle the job with the precision that the building industry you supply requires..
The process of converting paper manufacturing drawings starts with accurate scanning. The 2D CAD drawings that will be produced from the scanning process needed to contain real lines, arcs, circles and text as text. They must have the appropriate level of layers -- usually, at minimum; each drawing is produced with 3-7 layers (levels) and colors. And, the 2D CAD drawings must be created in a file format that can accurately, easily and quickly be converted into 3D CAD models.