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Need More than Automatic R2V for AutoCAD?

Posted by Diane Mitol on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 @ 06:37 PM

Need More than Automatic R2V for AutoCAD?

Designing and coordinating in CAD applications usually requires that you print and share information in analog form. But, paper documents can be disruptive to your digital workflow, often requiring you to redraw the technical plans to accommodate late design changes or changes made on-site.  Scanning the marked-up paper originals makes it easier to integrate your project into CAD, letting you save significant amount of time by not having to redraw.

If you’re an AutoCAD® user, AutoCAD® Raster Design lets you convert raster images into DWG™ objects using powerful vectorization tools.  When you have just a few drawings to convert, you can easily edit, enhance, and maintain scanned drawings and plans in a familiar AutoCAD environment. This lets you make the most of raster images, maps, aerial photos, satellite imagery, and digital elevation models.

The AutoCAD® website lists the following features in Raster Design:

Timesaving image display features - Use a wide range of image data with raster-to-vector conversion software. Embed images, insert and export images, and display image subsets with a polygonal mask boundary.

  • Image editing and cleanup - Despeckle, bias, mirror, and touch up your images.
  • Raster Entity Manipulation (REM) -  Use standard AutoCAD commands on raster regions and primitives. Easily erase raster images, lines, arcs, and circles.
  • Vectorization tools -  Create lines and polylines from raster images, and convert raster files into vector drawings.
  • Image transformation functionality -  Display and analyze geo-referenced images when AutoCAD Raster Design is used with AutoCAD Civil 3D civil engineering design software and AutoCAD Map 3D mapping software.
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