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Scan to AutoCAD -- Better than Paper Archives

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 @ 05:50 PM

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…

 

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Topics: Scan to AutoCAD

Time for a Change: Convert Paper Drawings to AutoCAD

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 @ 04:04 PM

Time for a Change: Convert Paper Drawings to AutoCAD

Organizations that use AutoCAD and that have legacy paper drawings often waste time when they need to convert the paper drawing to an AutoCAD drawing.  Knowing exactly what to do when it comes time to handle old paper archives in an AutoCAD environment is important.   

We’ve found that a two-part process works best:

Step #1 Scan the Drawing – But Make Sure It’s Accurate

Scanning engineering drawings requires an accurate large format scanner and a knowledgeable scanner operator.  Your firm may choose to purchase a scanner and train someone within your company to use the scanner; or you may decide to outsource the scanning.  

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Topics: Scan to AutoCAD, Raster to Vector Conversion

Scan to AutoCAD - What You Need to Know

Posted by Diane Mitol on Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 04:18 PM

Scan to AutoCAD - What You Need to Know

AutoCAD is commonly used by Architectural, Engineering and Mechanical firms to create and to digitally revise existing drawings.  Today’s affordable large format scanners, combined with effective raster conversion services and/or software,  provide the ability to translate old paper archive designs into AutoCAD files for permanent records and easy CAD updating.   The Scan to AutoCAD process converts paper drawings into DWG or DXF formats.

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Topics: Scan Paper Drawings to AutoCAD, Scan to AutoCAD, Scan to CAD

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