Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD, also referred to as CAD) is used for drafting architectural and engineering drawings and for making technical illustrations of all kinds. CAD enables engineers and designers to prepare fast and accurate drawings with the flexibility to change the drawings with minimal effort.
At ImageStoreHouse, we use the best mix of hardware, software and engineers to offer a superior technological advantage. We have a motivated and highly skilled work force that is cross-trained in a variety of technologies and software packages to offer the best results to our clients. The hardware platform includes high resolution Scanners from Contex and high speed LED printer from Oce.
We provide 2D Drafting, CAD Conversion (scanning, vector to raster conversion), modeling and GIS digitization and mapping. We have highly trained engineers in a variety of CAD packages to create engineering drawings and models. We also convert legacy technologies (such as paper based drawings, 2D drawings and outdated drawing types) to a technology that can be used by newer modern tools (like CADD and newer versions of software).
CAD systems increase the use and manipulation of the drawings with other pieces of data. CAD files can be used with cost estimating software, facilities management applications such as area calculation and inventory tracking as well as engineering design and analysis software or numerically controlled machining in manufacturing. CAD drawings significantly reduce the time required to extract data from the drawings with symbols from a vectorized drawing.
Raster to Vector and Vice Versa–Definitions Raster To Vector Conversion:
Raster Images are made up of a matrix of colors that form a picture. Vector files are made up of lines, arcs, curves and other geometrical figures. Raster to vector conversion is a process where a
scanned image of a drawing (raster image), is converted to a series of geometrical representation (vectorization).
Why use Raster to Vector Conversion?
Using raster to vector conversion can save you thousands of dollars and LOT of time every time you use it. Many users of our software have reported that the program paid for itself within two to ten conversions.
What is Raster to Vector Conversion?
Also known as "paper to CAD," the raster to vector process converts scanned images and files generated by paint programs into CAD/Vector formats, including .DXF. This conversion process varies greatly depending on the quality of the image being converted and the raster to vector conversion program that is doing the conversion. Our automatic raster to vector conversion process is very fast and allows users to convert an entire image or portions thereof.
What is "Vector to Raster" conversion?
At its simplest, vector to raster conversion is simply saving the vector lines to a bitmaped raster file. Our vector to raster conversion feature allows you to save all information in a Draftsman drawing, including raster, vector, and text information, to a raster file.
This feature is useful when you want to edit an archived raster drawing and save the changes back to the raster format. You can also use this feature to annotate photographs, adding circles, arrows and text notations and then saving it all back into raster format.
Softwares like Paint, PhotoShop use raster graphics and software like CorelDraw, Illustrator use vector graphics. Raster graphics directly represents to the image graphics and the vector graphics relates to line arts graphics. In raster graphics the images are made up of small dots known as Pixels. Vector graphics is made up of small lines based on mathematical calculations.
If you stretch or scale raster graphics beyond a limit the quality of graphics drops down and this result in jaggedness. This is because the pixels of which the graphics is made up of become big in size.
With vector graphics the line shape remains same how much you stretch or scale it from the original size.