All About CAD Conversion

R2V – Defining a Process

Posted by Diane Mitol on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 @ 01:42 PM

R2V – Defining a Process

What is R2V?

R2V is an acronym for Raster to Vector.  Raster to vector is a process by which scanned engineering, construction, or technical drawings are converted to CAD files.   The R2V process can also be used for converting maps and other types of artwork that have been scanned.    

Who Uses R2V?

In effect, anyone who has a scanned drawing of any type is a candidate for R2V.  This may include architects, engineers, contractors, graphic artists, cartographers or any number of other categories who have rasterized files that need to be vectorized. 

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Raster to Vector – What You Need to Know

Posted by Diane Mitol on Tue, Aug 21, 2012 @ 05:08 PM

Raster to Vector – What You Need to Know

Raster and vector are terms that you may have heard before, but may not know exactly what they mean.  These two terms are important to anyone who works with graphic images, whether your images are of the artistic variety (like logos and other graphic or commercial advertising images), or architectural and manufacturing designs. 

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How Reprographics Shops Can Provide R2V Service

Posted by Diane Mitol on Thu, Jun 07, 2012 @ 04:14 PM

How Reprographics Shops Can Provide R2V Service

One of the problems that many smaller reprographics shops has is the inability to offer multiple services requiring highly skilled personnel.  Frequently, this causes smaller repro shops to specialize in one or two services, and inhibits their ability compete effectively with larger shops.

Now, a new web-based service, Repro R2V can be added to a repro shop's website via a simple-to-install link to the Repro R2V portal, enabling any repro shop to offer sophisticated and exacting raster to vector conversion services.  The raster to vector conversion service is provided by CAD/CAM Services, a U.S. based company of certified CAD engineers. 

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Check List for R2V Conversion

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 @ 04:59 PM

Check List for R2V Conversion

Good Housekeeping During Scanning

Most of the problems that people have when trying to convert raster to vector images can be solved with a few good housekeeping tips applied prior to beginning the R2V conversion process. 

Some of these very basic issues can be taken care of at the time that the drawing is scanned.  A good-quality scanner with good scanning software enables image controls and adjustments such as:

  • Rotating, Aligning and Deskewing the image
  • Sharpening,  Smoothing and Despeckling the image
  • Adjusting the black/white levels and RGB levels to make sure that the drawing lines are solid
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Customer Win – Accurate Raster to Vector Conversion

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Oct 17, 2011 @ 04:52 PM

When paper or mylar drawings (blueprints, etc.) are scanned the digital files that are created are raster files, usually in a tif format.  Those raster files must then be  vectorized  in order to be written as CAD files and accessible to an organization’s CAD system.   This process is called raster to vector conversion.  One organization that recently needed raster to vector conversion was Tinker Air Force Base. 

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Tags: Raster to Vector, Raster to Vector Conversion, r2v, R2V Conversion