1. What is vectorization?
Vectorization is the process of converting raster images/files to AutoCAD and other format files. NewDesignAssociates.com starts with a blank document and does the vectorization manually. We manually recreate AutoCAD drawings based on the scanned image. Our AutoCAD output is truly computerized in that it is "vectorized" because we actually redraw it manually from scratch in AutoCAD. We guarantee 99.99% accuracy in the final drawing. We can take your scanned text and convert it into a Word or PDF/Acrobat document that is well formatted, including hyperlinks, etc. Vectorized drawings are easy to store, edit, update and transmit.
2. Can NewDesignAssociates vectorize the scans for me?
Yes, NewDesignAssociates converts raster images (scanned images) to vector files (e.g. AutoCAD).
3. What should be the resolution of the scanned image of the input document?
The most commonly used resolutions range from 200 to 400 dpi. Higher resolution enables us to view more details, but the file size increases accordingly. We feel that usually 300 dpi is sufficient for vectorization purposes.
4. What is a vectorizing unit (VU)?
A Vectorizing Unit represents the time taken to vectorize a drawing. Our pricing is simple and easy to understand. To calculate the pricing for Architectural drawings we first figure out the number of vectorizing units required for the drawing based on its size (see table below):
For PowerPoint and PageMaker presentations one vectorizing unit is equivalent to 2 pages/slides.
TYPING & DATA ENTRY
For the typing and data entry projects one vectorizing unit is equivalent to 2000 keystrokes.
5. Can I have separate layers for text, dimension, body, etc.
Yes, our AutoCAD output is truly computerized in that it is "vectorized" because we actually redraw it manually from scratch in AutoCAD.
The key advantages of our service are:
6. What other conversion formats NewDesignAssociates.com can work on?
In addition to AutoCAD vectorization, NewDesignAssociates has the expertise to do projects in: