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Creating Vector Outlines of Raster Images

Be it for business, for design or for machining, many designers and CAD users will at some point have to deal with creating workable outlines out of reference images. But how do you go about doing so? And what do you do if your reference image is a raster image? Chances are, if you’ve dipped […]

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About Scan2CAD

Rastertovector.com is a free service provided by Avia Systems. Avia Systems is a company focussed CAD-centric solutions for Designers and Engineers. Unlike our other products – such CAD Answers; a Q&A community for CAD professionals or Drawing Board – a monthly email with the best guides for CAD professionals  – Rastertovector.com is designed for the […]

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Converting PDF Files to CAD – Which Software Should I Use?

The PDF file format is the most common way to share digital documents for good reason: it’s compact, convenient, and clean. Need to send a multi-page info sheet to the team without the risk of messing up your page layouts? Export it as a PDF and email it without worry. Have a set of technical […]

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Thresholding Explained: The Vital Tool for Converting Raster Images to Vector

Converting raster images to vector images (a process referred to as Vectorization) is very important especially when dealing with maps, schematics, and technical drawings. Although still used as the Web standard, raster graphics (including JPEG, BMP, TIFF, GIF, and PCX files) tend to be less economical, cumbersome to work with, less versatile, slower to display […]

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Taking Photographs for Raster to Vector Conversion

The use of computers is now more crucial than ever before. Further, when this is combined with photography, then many advantages abound. Simply put, the technology exists to make work easier, a premise that guides virtually all vectorization practices. For instance, it’s a common requirement to take a photo of a component – regardless of […]

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Raster to Vector Conversion Solutions in Video

The internet is a trove for information. By virtue of the abundance of information you’re likely to find, it’s easy to get confused or not know where to start. Furthermore, some resources that purport to offer help don’t even provide the said help, to begin with. Sieving through such resources could, therefore, result in a […]

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How to Scan a Drawing for Raster to Vector Conversion – Scanning Tips

Successful vectorization is dependent on the conditions under which a scanner duplicates your drawing. You can’t just convert any raster image to a vector image. Granted, some documents, from the onset, may be too dirty, may contain stains, or may be drawn in very faint lines such that the scanner can’t pick anything. Alternatively, some […]

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TWAIN vs WIA – Scanning an Image for Conversion

The increasing usage of image acquisition devices such as scanners is a result of the realization of the importance and value of incorporating images into documents and other projects. To be able to access these image acquisition devices, application developers had to create a user interface that could synchronize and communicate with the particular scanners […]

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What Tolerances Can You Expect From Raster to Vector Conversion?

It has become a pretty common television trope for investigators to ask their tech experts to “enhance” a blurry photo for a better look at the suspect. Realistically, anyone who has worked with image editing software can tell you how impossible that task is, especially with low-quality raster images. The same can be said for […]

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Buyers’ Guide: Choosing the Best Scanner for Converting Paper Drawings to Vector

A successful conversion relies on the quality of the image, which is, in turn, reliant on the TWAIN or WIA scanner you’re using. This, therefore, ranks the scanner and poor-quality scanned images as the biggest hindrances to good automatic vectorization. Several factors result in a reduction of the quality of the scanned images, chief among […]