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Welcome to our CAD design and conversion services! Our expert team specialises in providing high-quality solutions for your CAD design needs. We offer a range of services, including 2D and 3D CAD design, 3D modeling, and CAD conversion from paper or scanned drawings.

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CAD Services Discover how our CAD services can transform your project from concept to reality.

Our team of highly skilled professionals is dedicated to providing you with top-quality CAD solutions for all your needs. Whether you need 2D or 3D CAD drafting, 3D modelling, or technical drawings for mechanical, electrical, civil or architectural designs, we have the expertise and tools to help you.

Our CAD drafting services are designed to meet the highest standards of accuracy and precision. We use the latest software and techniques to deliver detailed and accurate drawings that match your specifications. Our team has extensive experience in various industries, which allows us to provide you with the best possible solutions for your specific needs.

Our Autocad drawing services are designed to help you execute your designs safely and accurately. We can create Autocad design for mechanical, electrical, civil, and architectural designs, ensuring that your designs meet industry standards and regulations.

Whether you are an architect, engineer, or product designer, we have the expertise to help you bring your designs to life.

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3D CAD Modelling product design and realistic rendering services

3D CAD modeling is a process of creating a digital 3-dimensional representation of an object or product using specialised software. Product design using 3D CAD modeling allows for detailed design and testing of the product before production begins, reducing costs and ensuring quality.

Realistic rendering service involves using 3D CAD models to create high-quality visual representations of the product, with realistic textures, lighting, and environmental effects. This allows for a better understanding of the final product’s appearance and can be useful for marketing and advertising purposes.

We offer 3D CAD modelling, product design, and realistic rendering services to businesses and individuals. Our team of experts uses the latest software and techniques to create high-quality designs and visualisations that meet the specific needs of their clients.

Our Wide Range of CAD Services
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • As-built Drawings
  • Working Drawings
  • 3D CAD Modelling
  • Scan-to-CAD
  • Editing Drawings from mark-ups
  • CAD drafting from free-hand sketches
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Our CAD services are accurate and cost-effective, providing you with high-quality designs at a low cost

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Paper to CAD Conversion Services We handle CAD projects of any size and volume, big or small

Our paper to CAD conversion is an essential service that enables businesses to digitise their legacy designs and engineering drawings. Our paper to CAD conversion service utilises state-of-the-art software and highly skilled CAD technicians to accurately convert your paper drawings and blueprints into digital CAD formats.

We specialise in the conversion of architectural, mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering drawings. Our team can scans and digitise your paper drawings, ensuring that every detail is captured accurately. We then use advanced CAD software to create precise digital versions of your designs, which can be edited and modified easily.

At our paper to CAD conversion service, we are committed to delivering high-quality and accurate digital CAD files at competitive prices. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you digitise your legacy designs and drawings.

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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 can provide fixed pricing model for our CAD design and 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 of drawing (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 service without the need for expensive in-house resources.

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Raster to Vector CAD Conversion

Raster to Vector CAD Conversion refers to the process of converting raster images or scanned drawings into vector-based CAD files. This is a useful service for companies that need to work with legacy drawings or documents that are only available in paper or raster image format. The process involves using specialised software to create the lines and curves in the raster image and convert them into vector paths, which can then be edited and scaled.

We can convert from any raster image format to accurate and precise 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.

Discover Our Comprehensive Autocad Solutions From Drawings to 3D Modelling

In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive design and engineering landscapes, leveraging the power of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) services is essential for transforming concepts into reality with accuracy and efficiency. Whether you’re searching for CAD Drawings near me, seeking advanced AutoCAD Drawing techniques, delving into 3D CAD modelling, or exploring CAD scanning and 3D scanning to CAD solutions, understanding the breadth and depth of our CAD services available can significantly enhance your project outcomes.

For those in the UK, engaging with local and global standards, like those set by the British Standards Institution (BSI), ensures compliance and excellence in CAD applications. Participating in events such as the Autodesk University conference or exploring resources from The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) can provide valuable insights and networking opportunities in the CAD industry. Additionally, incorporating technology standards, including ISO 128 for technical drawings, enriches your design process by aligning with best practices. For transformative AutoCAD design solutions tailored to meet your specific project needs, consider partnering with a leading service provider. Pearl Scan stands as the UK’s experienced service provider, offering unparalleled expertise and state-of-the-art CAD services to elevate your designs from concept to completion with precision, innovation, and customised support.

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CAD Design and Conversion Services - FAQs

While CAD services are becoming increasingly popular, many people are still unsure of what they involve and what CAD actually is. In this FAQs section, we provide a concise overview of CAD services, standards and formats to help you determine if they are a valuable service for your requirements, however please feel free to get in touch with us for any clarification or discuss your needs.

CAD, or Computer Aided Design, is software designed to streamline a wide range of design tasks. In the past, designs were typically created by hand, which was a time-consuming and cumbersome process, particularly when revisions were required. CAD software enables drafters and design engineers to bring their ideas to fruition using a computer, significantly reducing the time required for completion.

Our CAD services refer to a range of computer-aided design activities that are outsourced. These services cover everything from basic CAD drafting to the latest Building Information Management (BIM) services and everything in between.

CAD Conversion Services is a broad category that includes tasks such as paper to CAD conversion and raster to vector conversion. We offer CAD conversion services with the capability to convert almost any CAD file to any other type of CAD file and support most raster file formats as well.

As previously mentioned, CAD software streamlines various drafting techniques, allowing for faster idea realisation. Pearl Scan offers CAD drafting services through a team of experts proficient in both CAD software and traditional drafting methods.

It is important to note that CAD drafting can be classified into two types: 2D and 3D. 2D CAD facilitates the creation of basic 2-dimensional forms that serve as the foundation for complex projects. Architects often use 2D drafting to illustrate a house’s floor plan. On the other hand, 3D drafting enables drafters to create 3-dimensional objects such as buildings with ease. 3D drafting is preferred nowadays as it is deemed more accurate in representing real-life objects.

Like CAD conversion, CAD translation services refer to the ability of a company to convert one type of CAD file to another, whether it be from Mac, PC, a Zip Drive or some other device.

CAD Standards refer to a set of guidelines that dictate how Computer-aided drafting (CAD), or Computer Aided Design and Drawing (CADD) drawings should look like, with the aim of enhancing productivity and facilitating interchangeability of CAD documents across various offices and CAD programs, particularly in engineering and architecture.

Click here for a complete list and detail description of AEC (Architecture Engineering and Construction) standards.

CAD (Computer-Aided Design) files can contain 2D or 3D designs. They are created using CAD software programmes, which can be used to produce models or architectural plans. 2D CAD files are commonly known as drawings, while 3D files are often referred to as models, parts or assemblies.

Common CAD file extensions include .DWG, .DXF, .DGN and .STL.

A .DWG file is a digital file format used for 2D and 3D drawings created with Autodesk AutoCAD, which is a professional Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software program widely used in industries such as architecture, engineering, and construction. The DWG file format contains vector image data and metadata that AutoCAD and other CAD applications use to load a drawing. DWG files can be easily shared and edited between different users and software applications, making them a popular choice for sharing and collaborating on complex design projects.

A .DXF (Drawing Exchange Format) file is also a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) data file format used for exchanging drawings between different CAD software applications. DXF files contain 2D and 3D drawing data and are often used for sharing CAD drawings between users who use different CAD software programs. The DXF format was developed by Autodesk, the company behind AutoCAD, and has become a widely used standard in the CAD industry. DXF files can be opened and edited in most CAD software programs, including AutoCAD, SketchUp, and SolidWorks, among others.

The main difference between DWG and DXF file formats is the way they store data. DWG files are binary files that are used to store 2D and 3D design data created by Autodesk’s AutoCAD software. DXF files, on the other hand, are ASCII text files that can be read and edited by a wide range of software applications, including AutoCAD.

Another difference between the two formats is their level of complexity. DWG files are generally more complex than DXF files, as they contain more data and can store a wider range of objects, including 3D models, blocks, and XREFs (external references). DXF files, on the other hand, are simpler and more basic, and are generally used for exchanging simple 2D drawings between different CAD software programs.

Overall, DWG files are considered to be the preferred format for storing and sharing complex CAD designs, while DXF files are used more for simple drawings and interoperability between different software applications.

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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