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5 Benefits You Can Gain From CAD Conversion

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The use of a computer to aid drawing and design brings a wide range of benefits. Let’s take a closer look.

Early versions of CAD (Computer Aided Design) have been around since the 1960s and have helped it to become a valuable tool for engineers and designers among many others. CAD conversion really took off because the world is becoming less reliant on paper and constantly searching for better and more efficient ways of completing tasks.

1.You can convert a huge range of drawings to CAD files

Here are just a small selection of examples of documents and drawings you can have CAD converted;

  • Interior Designs
  • Renovations
  • Designs on paper
  • Concept Designs
  • Architectural Projectscad draftin
  • Hand Sketches
  • Site Plan Detailing
  • Survey Plan Drafting
  • Architecture Detailing
  • Structural Design and Detailing
  • Construction Drawing
  • Floor Plan Designs
  • Elevation Designs
  • Blue Print
  • Work station Designs
  • Working Drawing
  • Fire Plan Drafting
  • GIS
  • Electrical Drawings
  • Architectural Drafting and Design
  • Landscape Designs

2.Drawings can be stored as fully editable CAD files

With CAD converted drawings, you can edit them as you please without the need to manually erase what you have previously drawn. This also gives you more of a chance to experiment with drawings to be able to see how they will look without destroying the original design. As a result, the process of CAD conversion opens up design possibilities for both new and old designs.

3.CAD converted files are easier to managecad to edit

CAD files can be accessed from anywhere through a shared network, online cloud platform or portable storage device giving you complete freedom as to where and how you manage your drawings and files.

4.You can save on space and storage costs

By storing your drawings digitally you shrink the storage size to just a small portion of a computer hard drive. This reduction will also free up the space you usually store the large hard copy drawings in to be used more efficiently. If the original documents are usually stored in off-site, outsourced storage facilities, you can also save a great deal of storage costs from the beginning of your transition to digital drawing management.

5.Save time searching for the drawings you need

Once your drawings have been scanned, converted and fully indexed using Optical Character Recognition, they will be easy to find through simple keyword searches as and when you need them. This is a much simpler process than wasting time searching through drawings stored in hard copy especially if you find that the document you are looking for has been misfiled or even lost.

Here at Pearl Scan, we want to help people get the most out of their designs so we offer an excellent CAD drafting and conversion service which brings all of the above benefits and more. We handle the entire process from the collection of your documents and conversion to indexing, quality checks and delivery of your digital files. If you would like some more information about the CAD scanning services we offer, get in touch today or complete our online form to request a quote for your scanning project by following the relevant links below. We provide CAD drafting service London, CAD drafting service Manchester and CAD drafting for the rest of the UK.

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CAD Conversion – How To Turn Paper To CAD Files

CAD Conversion – How Is It Done?

We get a lot of requests to get documents converted to CAD editable files, which is actually something that a lot of people didn't even think was previously possible. But here at Pearl we've been completing CAD conversion for a number of years. How do we do it? Well, we simply take your drawings, plans and/or blueprints and scan them using our top of the line scanners. Then, using our exclusively developed CAD conversion software, we can quickly convert standard, high quality scanned images into CAD files which can be used in all of the major CAD programs including AutoCAD.

Will the CAD conversion cover all CAD software?paper-to-cad

We can convert drawings to DWG and DXF, so you have a range of choices at your disposal. But this is a highly advanced way of bringing documents that are potentially decades old and making them editable in your CAD application of choice through our CAD conversion service. We offer manual drafting and automated conversion which is applicable for a range of document types including maps, architectural and mechanical drawings.

There are no special requirements on the documents as long as they are clear and can be scanned easily without a great deal of damage. If you're not sure about the CAD conversion, you can sample the work before you commit to the entire project. We're sure you'll be extremely happy though!

Once you're happy with the work done, we can get the CAD files over to you on CD, DVD, USB or by other digital methods. We can also send the original drawings back if you so wish, or we can organise a secure shredding service and recycling process to be completed.

With a service like this the benefits are substantial. You will save a great deal of space should you decide to retire the original, paper based documents. You'll be able to convert the files to PDF's and share them between departments and people, quickly and easily. On top of all that you will be able to edit the original files. Files that had lost of their original use are once again available to be edited, changed and used as needed.

CAD conversion – The Modern Alternative

In a time when everything is going digital, it makes sense to convert your drawings using a CAD conversion service. Whether for security's sake, saving space or just generally modernising, CAD conversion is an excellent value process which can save your organisation a great deal in the long run.

If you would like some more information about how our CAD drafting and conversion service can help you and your company, get in touch today. We provide CAD drafting London, Manachester and across the UK. You can request a free, no obligation quote for your scanning project by following the links below.

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CAD Scanning for New and Old Designs
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CAD Scanning for New and Old Designs

converting-to-cadCAD Scanning- Opening up possibilities for new and old designs

People often come to us to convert their paper designs to CAD format. Our CAD drafting and conversion services can be beneficial to both old and new designs.

cad-to-editCAD for New Designs

There is only so far you can get with a paper design but with CAD technology you can open up far more possibilities than ever before. With our CAD drafting and conversion services, you can begin your designs on paper then we can take those designs and convert them into CAD format. This format presents many benefits.

-You can look at your work from different angles which aren't available on paper form.
-You can edit without the need for erasers and pencil smudges.
-You can distribute the drawings to the necessary personnel without wasting time sending the original paper copy to each person.
-You can store the CAD formatted designs to a digital archive which is safe, secure and easily accessible.

CAD for Old Designs

cad-conversionCAD conversion for old designs can also be very useful and beneficial for a number of reasons.

-You can easily update old designs if you want your updated design to have classic or retro influences.
-When architecture needs renovating, it can be useful to consult the old plans and with CAD format you can edit the designs to add those renovations.
-Old designs can be stored more securely to avoid theft, loss or damage.

Whether your designs are old or new, Pearl Scan can help. We convert a huge range of designs for different sectors. To view a full list of these, please see our CAD Drafting and Conversion page. If you would like to know more about our CAD drafting service London, Manchester and across the UK or request a quote, get in touch today.