CAD Conversion has always been an SCS speciality
… and it is an expertise in which we proudly excel.
At SCS we can:
- Convert hard copy drawings into AutoCAD, Microstation or
- Convert drawings from Imperial to Metric
- You can specify your own drawing standards, for example use
of colours, layer or line thickness etc.
- 3D files can be created from 2D drawings and we can
additionally ‘stitch’ two or more drawings together.
- Costs will be some 40% of those associated with redrawing
the plan manually in-house.
- Conversions will be guaranteed to be of the same quality as
those manually redrawn from an original.
- Faster turnaround for projects.
- The ability to use the electronic files for input into GIS
Applications or CNC machines.
CADPerfect Conversion of Raster to Vector
At SCS our CADPerfect solution is the exacting new method used to
convert raster files into vector or CAD format. This is achieved by
importing the raster file into AutoCAD or Microstation and then tracing
over the raster image.
During this process, and as requested, text is re-typed and
drawings are re-scaled 1:1.
Specified items are also converted to different layers and colours to
conform to your drawing standards. The end result of this meticulous
process, being a CAD file which is identical to a drawing done in-house
on a CAD system and which also requires no clean up.
Significantly, our CADPerfect service produces savings of between 40%
and 60% on drawing costs, when compared with carrying out the same
processes in-house. Additionally, and as user experience consistently
demonstrates, other major CADPerfect benefits include the ability to
specify the part of the drawing to be converted and the fast tracking
CADPerfect files are normally in DGN or DWG format but can also be
supplied in other CAD formats.
Simple Conversion of Raster to Vector
Simple vectorisation is the conversion of a scan or raster image into a
CAD or vector file. The process is achieved through the use of software
that studies the raster image and tries to recognise and then replace
the raster image with lines or vector information. The result is a dxf
file, which is layered according to line thickness, line type and text.
The image will require some manual clean up, the extent of
which will depend upon:
- The quality of the original
- The amount of information required from the converted file.
(Often clients do not require the title block etc.)
- The quality of the line work and whether the text was typed
or hand written.
Although CADPerfect is the preference for most of our clients,
to help you to decide which service you would prefer, we will fully
credit the cost of a Simple conversion against that of a CADPerfect
conversion should you change your mind.