Engineering competition is fierce and survival means adopting the latest technologies. It means delivering the best product or service fast and at a fair price. To maintain a competitive edge, a company must leverage its information assets, which includes a tremendous amount of engineering documents, some in CAD and some in paper format. By some estimates, there may still be as many as eight billion paper engineering documents world-wide.
The need to capture, modify and distribute existing paper designs within today’s 2D and 3D CAD technology continues to be a requirement for success. That’s why we still get calls for conversion of paper drawings, mylar, bluelines and other media into AutoCAD, Revit, Solidworks, Catia or some other CAD program.
Most engineering firms realize that regardless of how experienced they may be in operating their CAD software, scanning and converting from paper to CAD requires a different skill set. This is especially true when the original drawing is old, damaged or misshapen. In these cases, both scanning and conversion become a challenge and require expert care to extract accurate data.