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CAD Services

When your project calls for substantial editing of your original drawings, we  always recommend our conversion to CAD alternative. Although this is more expensive than simple scanning, a true CAD file will allow you to use your design software (AutoCAD, Microstation, Revit and many others) to take full advantage of your legacy drawings. This will save costs though the analysis and design phases of the project and result in fewer mistakes and savings in unnecessary labor. The overall project timeline is reduced as well.

What you get

The pictures below say it all. We take the old and faded original sepia print from 1928 on top and return to you the brand new CAD file shown below it. All in a matter of hours, not days. With an unconditional warranty of accuracy, completeness and standards compliance.

How we do it

For legacy drawings to be incorporated into your digital workflow, they must be digitally available first. Moreover, for CAD conversion to be useful, digital drawings must be dimensionally accurate. We always prepare and deliver correctly sized drawings, using written dimensional annotation from the original. If this is not available, we may use field measurements or even dimensions found in another drawing in the set. This is how we define the correct size and placement of drawing items. We never size drawings using a “nominal” scale or use automated software to “trace” a scan.  Instead, we draft the information, using precise keyboard entry and real operator’s knowledge. This is the trademark of our Conversion to CAD philosophy.

Services

  • 2D to 3D CAD conversion
  • Raster to Vector CAD conversion
  • Image to CAD conversion
  • PDF to CAD conversion
  • Paper to CAD conversion
  • Hand sketches to CAD conversion

Architectural Drafting

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MEP Drafting

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