CAD drafting and conversion Fast, reliable and accurate CAD services

Complete Paper to CAD conversion and CAD Drafting service at competitive rates with the precision and quality you can depend on. We can scan and convert your drawings from paper or raster images to fully editable CAD files within a short space of time, using over 15 years of experience in successfully delivering CAD services to private and public sector clients throughout the UK. Our extensive knowledge and experience using the latest technology enables us to deliver the most suitable and cost effective CAD services. Furthermore, at Pearl Scan we are fully flexible and whether you have a single or few hundred drawings that you need to convert to CAD format, we have the infrastructure and resources to successfully deliver your project on time and at a fixed and affordable price.

Document Scanning Process

The document scanning process What we do with your documents

  • Collection

    We provide a secure collection of your documents from anywhere in the UK within 24 hours or as convenient for you as well as we can supply storage boxes and assistance with removing and boxing up your files.

  • Conversion

    We scan and convert all types and sizes of documents to a digital format of your choice such as PDF, PDF Searchable, TIFF, JPEG, Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Delivery

    We deliver your digital data on a secure storage medium of your choice such as CD, DVD, USB, secure FTP or fully managed Pearl Cloud document management system.

The Process in Depth

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Paper to CAD conversion services

Complete service

You can send your paper drawing to us or we can collect from you within 24-hours from anywhere in the UK or you can email us the scanned version of your drawing. Once received, our qualified CAD engineers will review your drawing and convert these to your required CAD format such as .dwg or .dxf files.

We can return your original paper drawing or securely shred it if required.

Typical clientele

Our typical clients include architects, developers, local authorities, hospitals, universities, facilities management departments, private individuals and MEP Consultants. The technical requirements span from a simple architectural drawing to intricate electrical or mechanical drawings. The size of each project varies from a single drawing to couple of dozen, with a quick turn around time of as minimum as 24 hours for some of the urgent needs.

Cost effective scanning services

Flexible pricing

Civil architectural drawings typical charges are at a fixed rate and more detailed and complex drawings typically will require a quick review to ascertain the amount of work required before quoting a fixed price. This provides a simple pricing matrix, enabling our clients to provision an accurate cost into their project.

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Raster to Vector CAD Conversion

The process of CAD conversion is also referred to as Raster to Vector conversion, in other words non-editable to editable format such as AutoCAD (dwg or dxf). We can convert from any raster image format to accurate and precision AutoCAD files. The service of raster to vector conversion is generally carried out on site plans, floor plans, exterior elevations, electrical and mechanical drawings, etc.

Comments from our clients

I am really pleased with the service from Pearl. The standard of drawing conversion is excellent and the turnaround is very quick. They are always helpful and their prices are very reasonable. I’m pleased to use Pearl for my drawing conversions to CAD, and would recommend them to others.

Insight Design

Great service, prompt and responsive.

Hook Mason

An excellent service, at an affordable rate. We often inherit old hand drawings of churches and spend considerable time digitising them for our use. To be able to send those to someone else to do saves us time and money and enables us to focus on what we are appointed to do – the design elements.

Tom Crooks Architecture

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How to turn paper into CAD files

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For new and old designs

Whether you have an old hand drawn or a modern CAD printed drawing, it can be either drafted or converted to CAD format of your choice such as DWG or DXF.

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Why Choose Pearl Scan?


In conjunction with the EN BS ISO 9001:2005, 27001, 14001 and in-house implemented quality, security and compliance procedures allow us to deliver peace of mind scanning services to our client. We are an approved document scanning and data capture scanning service provider to many reputable health, education, manufacturing, financial, logistics etc. organisations.

    ISO 9001 Registered         ISO 14001 Registered         ISO 27001 Registered         Investors In People         PCI Compliant         Member of IRM     


Founded in 2003, with almost 15 years of valuable knowledge and expertise in delivering successful document scanning and data capture services through the UK to some of the most reputable and globally known organisations.


We operate from a custom built document scanning and data capture centre, which is built around security, safety and confidentiality. The site is monitored 24hours a day by security and CCTV systems.


The document scanning and data capture bureau is equipped with the state-of-the-art dedicated document, Microfilm media, Books and Large Format Plans scanning and capture technology; catering for a wide range of document types and sizes making us a one-stop service provider for scanning and digital conversion needs . We continually invest in our staff training and latest technology to ensure that we are delivering quality and innovations at all times.


Pearl Scan Group has the infrastructure to provide quick turnaround for urgent document scanning needs to taking on a large volume scanning and conversion of documents, microfilm media, books etc. projects. Our document scanning and data capture service centre always run at 80% of its productivity allowing 20% space and resources for on-demand, ad-hock projects.