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Cad Conversion Services

Cad Conversion Services

RASTER TO VECTOR GRAPHICS

At TR Trades, our CAD Conversion service ensures your hardcopy originals are transformed with precision. We scan your documents and have our trained experts redraw them in AutoCAD. Whether it’s architectural, engineering, plumbing, electrical, or HVAC drawings, we convert them into accurate, multi-layered vector files.

Convert any drawing into a precise and accurate multi-layered vector file!

Architectural

Engineering

Plumbing

Electrical

HVAC

Why Choose TR Trades for CAD Conversion?

  • Expertise: With decades of experience, TR Trades offers top-notch raster conversion services.

  • Time and Cost Efficiency: Outsourcing to TR Trades saves you time and money, eliminating the hassle of in-house conversion efforts.

  • Editable Layers: Each element, such as text, hidden lines, centerlines, or other specified layers, is converted into new, editable layers.

  • Flexible File Formats: We convert from scanned originals, PDFs, TIFs, JPGs, GIFs, and other file types. New files are typically delivered as DWGs (AutoCAD Drawing Files) but can be exported to DXF, MCD, AI, INDD, and more.

  • Accurate Measurements: Measurements and property dimensions are preserved and placed on their own layer. Blocks are used for entities such as doors and windows.

Why Choose TR Trades for CAD Conversion?

  • Expertise: With decades of experience, TR Trades offers top-notch raster conversion services.
  • Time and Cost Efficiency: Outsourcing to TR Trades saves you time and money, eliminating the hassle of in-house conversion efforts.

  • Editable Layers: Each element, such as text, hidden lines, centerlines, or other specified layers, is converted into new, editable layers.

  • Flexible File Formats: We convert from scanned originals, PDFs, TIFs, JPGs, GIFs, and other file types. New files are typically delivered as DWGs (AutoCAD Drawing Files) but can be exported to DXF, MCD, AI, INDD, and more.

  • Accurate Measurements: Measurements and property dimensions are preserved and placed on their own layer. Blocks are used for entities such as doors and windows.

Features and Benefits

EDITABLE LAYERS

New layers generated for each element, such as text, hidden lines, centerlines, or any other layer that you require.

FLEXIBLE FILE FORMATS

Conversion can be done from a scanned original, PDF, TIF, JPG, GIF, or other file types. New files are typically requested as DWGs, but can be exported to DXF, MCD, AI, INDD and others.

MEASUREMENTS

Measurements and property dimensions are intact and on their own layer. Blocks are used for entities such as doors and windows.

Raster vs. Vector: Understanding the Basics

Raster graphics, such as PNG files, lack the necessary functionality for CAD software. They are static images made of pixels, which limits their scalability and editing capabilities. Vectorization converts these raster images into editable and scalable vector graphics, solving these issues. Vector graphics are the backbone of most CAD systems, allowing for precise and efficient design work. The most common file type is the AutoCAD Drawing File, or DWG.  TR Trades can generate accurate DWG files from your hard-copy drawings or flat layered PDFs.

Here are some key differences between raster and vector graphics specific to CAD printing:

Raster Graphics

Inflexible Scaling:

Raster images cannot be scaled without losing quality, making precise adjustments difficult.

Limited Editing:

Rasters do not offer the same level of editability as vectors, restricting design flexibility.

3D Conversion Challenges:

Converting raster graphics to 3D CAD models is impractical due to their pixel-based nature.

Detail Addition Complexity:

Adding details to raster images can result in inconsistency and blurriness.

Vector Graphics

Flexible Scaling:

Vector graphics can be scaled infinitely without losing quality, allowing for precise adjustments.

Enhanced Editing:

Vector graphics are fully editable, providing greater design flexibility.

3D Modeling Capabilities:

Vector graphics can be converted into 3D models, facilitating comprehensive design representation.

Detail Addition Ease:

Vector graphics make it easy to add clear and consistent details, such as annotations and dimensions.

TRUST TR TRADES FOR YOUR CAD CONVERSION NEEDS

When it comes to efficient raster to vector conversion and comprehensive CAD support, TR Trades stands out. Our friendly and professional team is a trusted resource for engineers, architects, and design professionals in architecture and development. Let us help you bring precision and clarity to your projects.

Contact Us

TR Trades Reproduction Ltd.

1744 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver BC
604.736.4571 x 2
digital@trtrades.com

Mon to Thurs 7:30am to 9:00pm
Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm
After hours printing available!

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