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Why Is CAD Conversion An Important Process?

CAD conversion has gradually become an integral part of the building industry over the past few years. Converting any engineering design into a useful presentation is a daunting task if done manually. It becomes even more difficult if an organization has a large number of drawings that are needed to be assembled, that’s where CAD conversion comes to the rescue.

Global competition has mandated the use of digitized format over traditional blueprint design and the use of the latest and sophisticated CAD systems to cater to their designing and engineering needs. The design techniques used in the pre-CAD era mostly involved physical media, which made the process painstakingly long and they consumed a lot of time and company resources. Any revision or edit of the master drawing was truly and hectic task which would always leave behind certain elements of imperfection which would put the entire project in jeopardy. 

With CAD, however, to conceive or improvise any design it doesn’t take a lot of time or resources. CAD migration can save a cumulative of about 60-70% of the costs. With this relatively new technology, the entire process of modifying or improvising the original design tends to be far less prone to errors. This is why CAD conversion has emerged as the best and most practical approach to almost any mechanical engineering project such as product design and modeling, converting 2-D drawings to 3-D models, mechanical assembly drawings and what not! With the master drawings converted to CAD, they can be stored digitally, thus leaving room for further modification without making any alteration to the original design itself.

What Should Be Kept in Mind While CAD Conversion Process?

  • Implement the project efficiently by identifying the business objective behind the decision of CAD migration. 
  • Calculate the estimated data volume generated in advance at every stage of the process.
  • The CAD migration team must regularly keep a check on the raw data, as well as the completed results to maintain quality and efficiency.
  • The re-usability requirements of all the designs must be properly defined by the team.
  • Estimate the ROI involved in the process of CAD conversion. Calculate the old data value, reduced manufacturing time, and the cost of designing the product. 

File Formats Involved in the Process of CAD Conversion:

The two most extensively involved file formats are DWG, DXF, and PDF. 

DWG and DXF Formats: Most advanced CAD software use DWG and DXF files to store two and three-dimensional design data in an efficient manner. CAD software provides powerful tools and intelligent features that make a pleasant working environment.

PDF: Portable document format (PDF) is a versatile file format that can hold any combination of 2D vector graphics, text and raster images. PDF files don’t distort data while storing or transmitting it back. The good and bad aspect is that one can’t edit those files, that’s the reason it’s converted to editable CAD formats that can be used by the professionals. 

Reasons to Upgrade to CAD From Traditional Ways:

  • Less Manual Errors
  • Standardize Data Formats 
  • Ensure Seamless Automation
  • Easy Tracking and Accessibility
  • Leverage Latest Technologies

Conclusion: 

Migrating to CAD can be a cost-effective, time-saving, and reliable source for your business needs. CAD conversion services include Paper to CAD Conversion, PDF to DWG Converter, CAD to REVIT Conversion, 2D to 3D CAD Conversion, Microstation Conversion, Solidworks Conversion, and Point Cloud Scan Conversion.

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Devi Nanda

Devi Nanda, edits the blogs for Polosoft Technologies. He has been a writer and editor for 2+ years, working for CAD, GIS, LiDAR and App development companies.

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