Frequently Asked Questions

CAD Drafting | Paper to CAD | Hand to CAD | PDF to CAD

1. What is paper to CAD Conversion?

In order to use a CAD program, it is necessary to convert the paper drawings into a bitmap or vector format. There are no automated paper-to-CAD tools used by our web service. Instead, our expert CAD drafters manually trace customer-provided scans of images or photos. The resulting CAD files will be fully editable, accurate, and consistent in format based on client-specific standards without any exploded shapes, blocks, or unnecessary text or graphics. Our CAD conversion service allows for a wide variety of file types to be converted, including but not limited to paper to CAD, tiff to dxf & dwg, bmp to dxf & dwg, pdf to dxf & dwg, jpg to dxf & dwg, and psd to dxf & dwg.

2. Benefits of CAD conversion

By using our online service, you can save over fifty percent on CAD conversion fees. We offer our customers high-quality work, quick turnaround times, privacy, and online support.

3. What we can convert to CAD

We most frequently receive Architectural hand drawings, blueprints, redline markups, and Paper Architectural that needs to be in CAD.  

4. Where can CAD files be opened and edited?

CAD files can be opened only in specific software. The most popular programs for working with CAD files are AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Open Office, Scan2CAD, InteliCAD, DraftSight, TurboCAD, and SolidWorks.

5. Advantages of CAD Conversion Services

There are numerous benefits to utilizing our services. Specifically, we can create.dwg and.xf files that are compatible with CAD software from a variety of source formats. In addition, we can place different elements of technical drawings (dimensions, description, or text) on different layers. Our professional CAD conversion service provides our clients with the most accurate and rapid turnaround times. When it comes to converting paper to CAD, vectorize images has what you need. We provide professional services that are efficient and cost-effective, ensuring that the job is done correctly. We have the ability to convert hand-drawn designs, photographs, blueprints, and more to CAD to meet your needs. Call our helpful staff and we will assist you in converting the necessary materials for your next project.

When did Hand to CAD begin operations?

Hand to CAD started in 2001 focusing primarily in Architecture, civil engineering and construction projects. Since then, Hand to CAD has expanded to cover basically all conversion needs.

What Industries does CAD serve?

CAD is of enormous importance in the following industries:

Aerospace and Aviation, Animation, Architecture & Planning, Arts, Automation & Robotics, Automotive, CAD Designer Firms, Cartography, Civil, Computer Games, Construction, Design, Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, Energy and Utilities, Engineering, Fashion, Finance, Food & Beverages, Gaming and Entertainment, Graphic Design, Health, Wellness and Fitness, Higher Education, Hospital & Health Care, Industrial Automation, Industrial Products, information-technology-and-services, Instrumentation & Controls, Manufacturing, Marketing and Advertising, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, Media Production, Medical Devices, MEP, Motion Pictures and Film, OEMs, Oil & Energy, Pharmaceutical, Structural, Wireless Telecom

What Occupations use CAD?

CAD is used in the following professions:

2D CAD Professionals, 3D Design professionals, Architect-Residential, Architect-Commercial, Architectural Designer, Architectural Drafter, BIM Coordinator, Electrical Designer, Electrical Drafter, Electrical Engineer, Game Designer, Game Developer, GIS specialists, HVAC Designer, Industrial Engineer, Interior Designer, Landscape Architect, Manufacturing Engineer, Mechanical Designer, Mechanical Drafter, Mechanical Engineer, MEP Designer, P&ID Designers, Piping Engineer, Plant Engineer, Plumbing Designer, Product Development Engineer, Structural engineer, designer, and drafter

Why choose HandtoCAD paper to CAD service

1. Express CAD conversion

Are you desperate to convert scanned images into CAD format? Our online CAD conversion service can assist you in preparing.dxf and.dwg files within two to twenty-four hours. Send us a message if you wish to convert a batch of images to CAD format and we will provide you with a price quote and turnaround time estimate. Generally, we offer a 20% discount on bulk orders. Customer satisfaction is our foremost objective. If you have any particular requests or inquiries, we are here to assist you!

2. Fixing imperfections

Do you only have.webp,.png,.gif,.psd,.tiff, or.bmp logo or illustration files? For laser engraving or other purposes, do you need to convert these files to.dxf or.dwg format? Our image processing service can provide you with the precise file formats you require. We can even correct crooked lines and image distortion. Our online service can eliminate background noise and enhance the lines on your poorly scanned blueprints or technical drawings. You will receive high-quality, editable.dxf and.dwg files suitable for CAD software.

3. Affordable service

Our online CAD conversion service can turn your images into .dxf or .dwg formats at affordable prices. Prices for CAD conversion start at $3 per image. Pricing depends on the complexity of images and deadlines. If you are interested or need more information, feel free to contact us, and we will give you a fair price quote. We offer a satisfaction guarantee. Not satisfied with the quality of our work? We will refund you. It’s that simple.