CAD Conversion Hand to CAD Conversion And More
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Posted By HandtoCAD on Feb 25, 2020
CAD Conversion Importance and Hand to CAD ServicesCAD Conversion is the process of converting one type of CAD drawing into another. As such, it includes activities such as: Scan-to-CAD, or the conversion of paper drawings to either 2D or 3D CAD Raster to Vector conversion, the process of converting scanned (raster) files to 2D CAD (vector) files CAD translation, or the process of converting one CAD file type to another CAD file type, for instance, converting and AutoCAD file to a Microstation file 2D to 3D CAD Conversion, which is requires converting 2D vector files to 3D files with depth and dimension BIM Conversion, which takes the conversion from 2D to 3D one step further by adding building information to the 3D drawing, enabling “cradle to grave” building management and maintenance. Why is it important to convert your paper drawings to digital CAD drawings? One huge reason is that digital documents are virtually timeless. They won’t fade, tear, or deteriorate in any way; and, with some forethought and planning toward the creation and implementation of your digital archiving system, your digital CAD drawings will be easy to find. This means no more searching for lost or misplaced paper drawings! Additionally, digital CAD drawings do not take large amounts of space to store, so you can eliminate paying for storage space. You know that your digital CAD drawings are safe, and they are non-fading, searchable, and can be seen by mMultiple users at the same time. Digitalizing CAD drawings has become the norm in the architectural industry because maintaining paper drawings is just too much work. So, how do you go about this Hand to CAD conversion? We recommend finding a service bureau that specializes in doing this kind of work. This means finding a company with both the knowledge and the equipment to scan your paper drawings and provide the highest quality, most accurate digital files, what we call CAD Perfect™ files. Whether you are a small or large corporation, you want your drawings converted with the high precision and dimensional accuracy that a CAD Perfect™ file guarantees. HandToCAD Services, Inc. can help convert your paper-based site plans, floor plans, exterior elevations, etc ., to CAD Perfect™ files. Often people are concerned about the cost associated with Hand to CAD conversion, and worry that they will need to outsource their work to India or some other off-shore location in order to be able to afford the scanning and conversion service. This is far from true! HandToCAD Services, Inc., located in Celina, Texas, U.S.A. has not only perfected the Hand to CAD conversion process, but has introduced efficiencies that enable them to provide this service at prices that rival the companies located in India! Why You Should Move You Designs from Hand to CAD The chances of data damage or loss is negligible CAD Perfect™ drawings are high quality and accurate The flow of information and ability to share drawings by e-mail or other electronic communication is enhanced Retrieval and printing of electronic documents take less time Digital CAD drawings can be systematically maintained with Document Management (EDM) and Product Data Entry (PDM) systems. What Else Can a CAD Service Bureau Do for You? A good CAD service bureau can help you with many tasks such as: (1) converting 2D paper drawings into 3D CAD drawings; (2) digitizing floor plans; (3) architectural drafting and detailing services, including helping create plans for the house you have imagined. Rather than just converting your paper drawings to CAD, we recommend considering converting your 2D paper drawings into 3D CAD drawings. This is particularly relevant with architectural drawings like Site Plans, Floor plans, Exterior Elevations, Roof plans, Foundation Plans, or Electrical Plans, HVAC, etc. A good service bureau should have a team of architects, engineers and draftsman who specialize in doing all kinds of CAD drawings, and who have the experience of working on many projects that meet the most stringent standards. Choose a CAD conversion service bureau that has a pool of talent on staff rather than a company that hires freelancers to do the work. This ensures that you will have a dedicated team of talented individuals to work on your projects. Most competent service bureaus will accept the source document in any format, even hand-drawn documents or a file format like *.tif or *.jpg, etc. These can be converted to *.dwg (Auto CAD file) or any other type CAD file you require. Additionally, a service bureau like HandToCAD Services, Inc. can provide raster to vector conversion and dimensioning services as well as Concrete Reinforcement Detailing, Rebar Quantity Estimating and Detailed Placement Drawings. Always make sure that the CAD conversion service bureau that you choose uses the most advanced tools and technologies and can offer” best in class” drafting services in AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Architectural Desktop, Microstation, Chief Architect, and Revit Architecture. Services to Look For in Your CAD Service Bureau CAD Drafting and Conversion Services Architectural Elevations and Sections CAD drawing Architectural floor plan CAD drawing Architectural layout & landscaping CAD drawing Conversion of prints to CAD vector formats by scanning Detailed Architectural working CAD drawing Dimensioning services Electrical CAD drawing Furniture CAD drawing HVAC CAD drawing Interior designing & planning and CAD drawing Reflected ceiling plan and CAD drawing Sanitation & Piping plan and CAD drawing Sewerage & drainage plan and CAD drawing Space plan CAD drawing Structural CAD drawing 8 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 mMultiple users at the same time. Scanning paper drawings has become the norm in most design industries. There are a number of reasons why companies choose to convert their paper drawings to CAD. Why to convert your designs from Hand to CAD The chance of data damage or loss is negligible Reduced cost of revisions Reduced cost of storage Creation of a standard digital filing system The drawings are of high quality and accurate Retrieval and printing of electronic documents take less time CAD drawings can be systematically maintained at a consistent level of quality Ease of inclusion in EDM and PDM systems. How to convert your designs from Hand to CAD The easiest way to convert Hand to CAD is by scanning the paper drawings and then converting the scanned raster images to CAD files. It's not hard to convert the paper drawings -- the problem is that not many organizations have the experienced or the equipment to do a good job. That's why many companies outsource the Hand to CAD process. It is critical that the Hand to CAD conversion starts with a good, clean scan, because the image quality is important to the final product. If two lines are blended and look like a single line in a scan, that'll give you an inaccurate CAD file. Next, the scanned image needs to be converted to your specific CAD vector format – AutoCAD or one of the other CAD programs that are available. Often, this process employs a number of different techniques including heads up digitizing, commercial R to V software, custom written CAD conversion scripts and software, or some combination of all three. An experienced CAD conversion outsource company will be able to determine the method that provides the best end result for your