All About CAD Conversion

Is Large Format Scanning Part of Your EDM Plan?

Posted by Diane Mitol on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 @ 04:10 PM

Is Large Format Scanning Part of Your EDM Plan?

Most organizations acknowledge the need for Electronic Document Management (EDM).  However, many consider only their office-size documents when they implement their EDM.  If you haven’t considered the importance of your large format documents as well as your small format documents in your Electronic Document Management Plan, then now’s the time to think about it.  As public and private industry sectors require digitization of their records, whether for disaster prevention, green practices, or storage expense reduction, they need to maintain a consistent workflow processes across all sectors regardless of the document size.

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Tips for Large Format Scanning for Raster to Vector Conversion

Posted by Diane Mitol on Wed, Apr 10, 2013 @ 01:35 PM

Tips for Large Format Scanning for Raster to Vector Conversion

As a company that specializes in raster to vector conversion, we see a lot of scanned raster files…many that have not been scanned properly, which can make for difficulties when converting from raster to vector. 

Coincidentally, we also sell large format scanners, so we’re in a good position to provide tips for all you do-it-yourselfers out there who are planning to buy a large format scanner to scan your paper construction drawings, engineering or mechanical drawings, maps, or other large format information in order to convert from scanned raster files to CAD or GIS vector files. 

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Large Format Scanning -- What You Need to Know

Posted by Diane Mitol on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 @ 04:47 PM

Large Format Scanning -- What You Need to Know

Do you have large format paper drawings or maps that you’re considering scanning to digital formats?  If so you’re not alone.  Nearly every day we talk to someone who has flat files full of old drawings that they need to preserve.   Our clients have included mining companies, government agencies, newspaper publishers, piano roll preservationists, municipal archivists and more.   Regardless of the business or the type of large format document, nearly always the reasons for scanning and problems in digital preservation fall into the same categories.  So, we decided that it would be a good idea to write a blog post about large format scanning -- and what you should know about digital preservation.

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Large Format Scanning for CAD Drawings

Posted by Diane Mitol on Tue, Nov 27, 2012 @ 01:49 PM

Large Format Scanning for CAD Drawings

If you’re an organization that deals with construction, architecture, engineering or manufacturing, then you use large format drawings and plans in your day-to-day business.  Sooner or later you’re going to have one of those large format paper drawings that you need to scan for a CAD drawing.  Or, you may haves built up a substantial archive of large format drawings and plans that are taking up storage space.  Not only are they difficult to store, but they’re also difficult to manage – how do you find the one you need?  How easily can you share it with someone else?  Scanning and converting these large drawings into an electronic format provides a quick and efficient electronic solution to these problems.

As specialists in document scanning and CAD conversion, we’re often asked very specific questions about scanning large format drawings to CAD. 

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What is the Best File Format for Scanning Construction Documents?

Posted by Diane Mitol on Thu, May 31, 2012 @ 04:55 PM

What is the Best File Format for Scanning Construction Documents?

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Large Format Scanners--Choosing the Right One

Posted by Diane Mitol on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 @ 05:04 PM

What can you do with a large format scanner? 

Scanners are tools. And like any job, things are easier when you have the right tools. But what is the job? What are you going to use the scanner for? Who is going to use it? What will you do with the results? What are the current problems, challenges or issues you would like to overcome with a wide format scanner? Will the cost of buying a scanner be offset by added business, or making your office more efficient?

Here are four main scenarios where large format scanners are most useful:

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Large Format Scanners – What Kinds of Documents?

Posted by Diane Mitol on Tue, Mar 20, 2012 @ 05:10 PM

Large Format Scanners – What Kinds of Documents?

Some large format scanners are designed to handle very specific types of documents properly, while some other large format scanners offer higher degrees of versatility and the ability to scan just about anything. Before you purchase a large format scanner, consider what kind of documents you need to scan or copy. 

Some of the types of drawings you may need to scan include:

  • Technical Drawings
  • Maps
  • Photos and Artwork
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Large Format Scanners – What They’re Used For

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Feb 27, 2012 @ 05:45 PM

Large Format Scanners – What They’re Used For

In general, large format scanners are scanners are used for one of four things: 

  • Scan and Archive
  • Copy and Print
  • Collaborate and Share
  • Edit and Enhance
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Large Format Scanning with Contex Ultra Scanners

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Jan 09, 2012 @ 06:16 PM

Large Format Scanning with Contex Ultra Scanners is Large Format Scanning to Meet Your Business Needs.  

Whether you want to accelerate workflows, improve collaboration, leverage physical drawings or boost overall efficiency, a Contex large format scanner can deliver the image quality, speed and reliability that makes the difference.  Add in award-winning Nextimage multi-function software and CAD CAM’s comprehensive knowledge of CAD conversion and support, and you’re sure to succeed. 

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