Converting scanned drawings to AutoCad 2006-2009

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Converting scanned drawings to AutoCad 2006-2009

Postby PaulTaylor » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:37 am

We have many old paper drawings that we need to convert to dwg for space modifications. Does anyone have a recommended software package thar will allow for a fast convert to a usable autocad format?

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Postby CareyMiller » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:44 am

If you have scanned Tiff or PDF files, you can try some raster to vector converters which can extract dots in images and integrate them as vector lines. I have a licensed copy of Raster to Vector Converter which supports AutoCAD R14~2009. You can get a try with it from here:
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Postby Antisthenes » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:50 pm

i would scan it and lay it as a background image and trace out the major elements you want vectorized

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Postby svenglezz-ASMEIL » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:22 pm

i'd go with Antisthenes

You should def. scan em' regardless....what if there is a fire :shock:

I'd suggest sending to the local printer and get scanned all good like, they can throw' on to DVD's with nice lables.
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