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How to Modernize Your Engineering Archives in 2017

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 @ 02:16 PM

How to Modernize Your Engineering Archives in 2017

Do you still have paper and mylar engineering and parts drawings in your archives?  For companies who maintain long-life products (airplanes; military vehicles; manufacturing machinery to name a few), it’s not unusual to have non-digital documents detailing these products and their replacement parts.    

That’s because engineering drawings for these kinds of equipment were traditionally created and stored on mylar sheets and/or paper drawings.  As these drawings age and deteriorate, it becomes increasingly difficult to preserve them and to use them when it becomes necessary to repair the equipment.

That’s why many companies choose to scan and convert them into 2D CAD drawings or 3D CAD models.  Digital documents and digital models do not deteriorate. Additionally, converted drawings can be accessed and disseminated much more quickly than mylar or paper drawings can.  Often, in today's military and business environment, success depends upon the speed with which information can be deployed. 

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Topics: 2D to 3D CAD, Paper to CAD

Paper to CAD Conversion And More

Posted by Diane Mitol on Tue, Oct 23, 2012 @ 04:42 PM

Paper to CAD Conversion And More

Why is it important to convert your paper drawings to digital CAD drawings?  One huge reason is that digital documents are virtually timeless. They won’t fade, tear, or deteriorate in any way; and, with some forethought and planning toward the creation and implementation of your digital archiving system, your digital CAD drawings will be easy to find.  This means no more searching for lost or misplaced paper drawings!   Additionally, digital CAD drawings do not take large amounts of space to store, so you can eliminate paying for storage space.  You know that your digital CAD drawings are safe, and they are non-fading, searchable, and can be seen by multiple users at the same time.

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Topics: Paper to CAD Conversion, Paper to CAD, CAD Conversion

What is the Best Method to Convert Scanned Drawings to CAD ?

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Sep 19, 2011 @ 05:30 PM

Scanned drawings are in a raster to format.  Raster drawings need to be converted to vector format in order to import them into a CAD system.  There are several different methods that can be used  to convert scanned drawings into CAD.

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Topics: Paper to CAD, Convert Scanned Drawings to CAD

How to Convert Paper Mechanical and Engineering Drawings to CAD

Posted by Diane Mitol on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 @ 03:17 PM

If your company has paper mechanical or engineering drawings stored in flat files or messy rolls somewhere in the basement, isn't it time to consider converting those drawings to your digital CAD system?  There are many advantages to doing so, such as saving space, preserving your historical data and archives, ease of re-use or updates to drawings. 

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Topics: Convert paper engineering drawings to CAD, convert paper mechanical drawings to cad, Paper to CAD, Scan to CAD

Scan to CAD Preserves Old Drawings

Posted by Diane Mitol on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 @ 03:02 PM



Do you have legacy paper or mylar drawings that are taking up space, deterioriating with age, hard to locate, and that need to be preserved and accessed by your CAD software?  Outsourcing your CAD Conversion services may be the answer foro you.  Companies like CAD CAM Services specialize in fast, accurate Paper-to-CAD services.  In fact CAD CAM Services has been awarded the AS9100 certificate and our CAD converstion services are available on the GSA price list.    We are one of the few companies certified by the US Department of Defense for CAD conversion work.  

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Topics: Paper to CAD, CAD Conversion, Scan to CAD

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