PearlScan

CAD Drafting and Conversion Service Fast, reliable and accurate CAD services

From site plans, planning applications and building elevations to process, instrumentation drawings to British Standards electrical works and service drawings – we have been providing scanning, capture and CAD conversion services from original sketches, paper copies or red-line mark ups for the last 16 years to both private and public sector throughout the UK,  Europe and US. Delivering complete paper to CAD conversion and CAD drafting service with the precision and quality you can depend on.

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Paper to CAD

Architectural plans and technical drawings printed or hand drawn on paper are scanned to high resolution image files (raster images) and then converted to accurate CAD format (CAD Perfect).

Image to CAD

Clients who already have their drawings or plans in PDF/TIFF/Jpeg image format can email their files to us or upload onto our secure web portal for accurate and fully editable CAD Perfect drafting/conversion service.

Complete Service

You can send your paper drawing to us or we can collect from you from anywhere in the UK . Once received, our qualified CAD engineers will review your drawing and convert these to your preferred CAD format such as .dwg or .dxf – the original paper drawings can be securely shredded or returned.

Typical Clientele

Our clients include architects, developers, local authorities, hospitals, universities, facilities management departments, private individuals and MEP Consultants looking to convert variety of drawings, plans and maps, etc.

Fixed Pricing

We provide fixed pricing model for our drafting/conversion services to avoid time based costings which are difficult to quantify when accurate cost for the whole project is needed upfront. Our clients pay fixed cost per drawing based on the type (architectural/technical), size and intricacy.

Any Volume

We cater for both single drawing/plan conversion service to fully managed large volume CAD conversion projects – this provides flexibility and scaleability to all our clients, enabling them to utilise our services as an on-demand without the need for expensive in-house resources.

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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

The first step is to convert paper into a digital image, this is achieved by scanning the drawing using a wide format scanner. Once converted to digital image (raster image, non-editable image).

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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?

Audits

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     

Experience

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.

Security

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.

Innovation

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.

Scalability

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.