All About CAD Conversion

Is There Still a Need for Scan to CAD?

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 @ 03:14 PM

Is There Still a Need for Scan to CAD?

According to an AIIM post from Neale Stidolph, Head of Information Management, Lockheed Martin UK, at least one industry – oil and gas – still manages a great deal of paper in their engineering departments. 

According to Mr. Stidoplph’s post “Most oil companies do not achieve data-centric engineering and do not practice engineering lifecycle management, though they may believe their engineering contractor does this for them. Records, drawings, specifications, datasheets and other documents are variously controlled, uncontrolled, lost, out of date, duplicated, rendered and generally not in an acceptable condition or one that can be used to advantage.”

Certainly, we find this to be true.

Our customer base contains several oil & gas companies who routinely come to us to have segments of their paper engineering drawings converted to digital, through the process of “Scan to CAD.”

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Scan to CAD Process Preserves Legacy Paper Drawings

Posted by Diane Mitol on Thu, May 28, 2015 @ 04:14 PM

Scan to CAD Process Preserves Legacy Paper Drawings

One of the problems when referring to a CAD drawing that was made before the “digital age” is that it may be handed to you as an old set of mylars, vellums or blueprints to work from.  Short of starting from scratch by recreating the paper drawing in CAD, what can you do?  Scan to CAD is the process that enables you to get these old drawings into a digital format for use in your CAD program.

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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

8 Reasons Why You Should Convert Paper Drawings to CAD

Posted by Diane Mitol on Wed, Jul 25, 2012 @ 04:00 PM

6 Reasons Why You Should Convert Paper Drawings to CAD

For years, draftsmen designed by using pencil on paper, but today most design work is computer driven via CAD programs.  Nonetheless, there remains a large store of various paper design drawings in many organizations.  These paper drawings are at risk of being lost forever if they are not converted to digital CAD files.  Digital documents are permanent.  Paper documents fade, tear or otherwise deteriorate.  Paper drawings also take large amounts of storage space to maintain, while digital CAD drawings can be easily stored in low cost computer memory or cloud storage.  These digital drawings are secure, non-fading, searchable, and can be seen by multiple users at the same time.

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

What is the Best File Format for Scanning Construction Documents?

Posted by Diane Mitol on Thu, May 31, 2012 @ 04:55 PM

What is the Best File Format for Scanning Construction Documents?

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Topics: Large Format Scanning, Scan to CAD

Choosing a Document Imaging Company for Scan to CAD

Posted by Diane Mitol on Tue, Mar 13, 2012 @ 03:11 PM

Choosing a Document Imaging Company for Scan to CAD

Document imaging services for your CAD drawings generally provide scanning services as well as OCR, indexing, and conversion to your preferred CAD format.  Whether your organization is  large or small, you can make use of an outsourced document imaging service for you Scan to CAD project.  Outsourcing generally gets the job done faster than relying on internal resources to find the time away from their regular routine duties. 

There are many CAD document imaging companies, so how do you know which one to choose?   Here are a few things that you should consider before hiring a CAD document imaging company:

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Topics: Document Imaging Service, CAD Document Imaging, Scan to CAD

Raster to Vector Conversion - Going from Scan to CAD

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 @ 03:37 PM

Raster to Vector Conversion - Going from Scan to CAD

Converting scanned raster images into high-quality CAD files can seem like a time-wasting challenge.  But, if you have blueprints or drawings that need to be updated or converted; if you consider your technical data to be a critical asset; if efficient management of this data is important for the functioning of your business, then raster to vector conversion is essential. 

Converting hard copy paper work to electronic format makes archiving, retrieving, copying, editing, and sharing of the drawings easier.

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Topics: Raster to Vector, Raster to Vector Conversion, Scan to CAD

Large Format Scanners Convert Paper to CAD

Posted by Diane Mitol on Mon, Dec 12, 2011 @ 01:11 PM

Large Format Scanners Convert Paper to CAD

For many companies, large format documents are a big headache.  The best way to get rid of this headache is to use a large format scanner to eliminate the paper drawings and convert them to CAD files.  Once this decision is made, the question becomes whether to purchase a large format scanner and do the work in-house, or to hire an outside firm to convert the drawings to CAD.

There are pros and cons to both solutions.  In this post, we’re going to look discuss in-house scan-to-CAD options. 

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Topics: Convert Large Format Drawings to CAD, Large Format Scanners, Scan 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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