Scan to AutoCAD – Better than Paper Archives
If you’re an AutoCAD user, and you’d like to import paper drawings or Mylar drawings into AutoCAD, the first step is scanning. You may have a large format scan and you’re prepared to do the scanning yourself, or you may decide to let a scanning service handle it for you. (An especially good idea if you have a large quantity of drawings, or if they’re old, wrinkled, stained or, in the case of mylar, stretched out of shape.
You can import the scanned raster drawings directly into AutoCAD, but beware…you’ll need to do some correction to the scan beforehand. As long as the raster file is accurate, it’s often relatively easy to convert it to dwg. But, not always…