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Scan2CAD Pro v9.0i - converts PDF to CAD and raster to vector

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Items' started by unImportand, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. unImportand

    unImportand Active Member

    Apr 20, 2017
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    Softcover is releasing Version v9 of Scan2CAD, its popular, professional raster-to-vector converter that now integrates accurate and advanced, near-instant automatic conversions of vector PDF files into a DXF file format suitable for editing in Autocad and/or any similar compatible PC CAD, CNC or GIS program.

    Scan2CAD v9 combines both comprehensive PDF-to-CAD and raster-to-vector conversion in one cost-effective program. It enables allows CAD, AEC, CNC and GIS users to convert the full range of PDF files - including single and multi-page raster, vector and hybrid (raster and vector) - as well as scanned raster images of technical drawings, site plans, contour maps, schematics and shape outlines, etc. Flexible new licensing options permit users to run Scan2CAD on more than one PC and to share it with colleagues via a USB stick, floating network or fixed network licence, all at no extra cost.
    In recent years, the popularity of PDF for sharing CAD data has resulted in a huge increase in the number of vector PDF files (ones created in a CAD program and saved as a PDF file). The distinct differences between raster and vector PDF file types has forced CAD users to buy two separate standalone converters. However, Scan2CAD v9 now provides them with a cost-effective, professional two-in-one utility.

    Scan2CAD v9 will open vector PDF files as vector DXF, giving near-instant vector PDF file conversions. Users can immediately view the converted PDF file on screen with the option to edit it in Scan2CAD or save it for export to and editing in any PC CAD or similar program. As PDF files are often saved in the wrong orientation, Scan2CAD v9 enables users to rotate the vector file before export to CAD. In multi-page PDF files users can navigate to a specific page. Raster images included in the PDF can be cleaned and converted with Scan2CAD or saved as a BMP, JPG or TIF file attached to any DXF file.

    Among the practical innovations that are said to distinguish Scan2CAD v9's vector PDF conversion quality, and which make its results easier to edit in any PC CAD program, are the following:
    * True arc, circle and Bezier curve recognition
    * Individual PDF characters can be reassembled into editable words and sentences
    * PDF line type and line thickness recognition
    * Efficient file management - multiple raster images on a single PDF page can be mapped to one image
    Among the other new features in Scan2CAD v9 are:
    * Save as PDF (both raster and vector)
    * New Command Line functions to support Batch PDF conversion
    * Open CYMK images and images with colour depth greater than 24-bit
    * Change the colour of all or individual vectors in an area
    * Improved Bezier curve drawing
    * New Raster and Vector Draw functions
    * Updated Raster Cut, Copy, Move and Paste
    * Circle and Polygon Raster Erase

    Steve Hannath, Softcover's marketing director, comments: "When a CAD user receives a PDF file, they seldom know what type of PDF they are getting until they try to open it. Is it raster or vector? Most converters will do one or the other but not both. If you have got the wrong type of PDF file for your converter, you are stuck! It makes sense to purchase a solution that provides a two-in-one conversion capability. As almost all PDF converters focus on vector PDF conversion, the quality of their raster-to-vector conversion is generally very poor, a check-box feature at best. CAD users wanting to invest in a PDF-to-CAD converter should buy one that is based on a proven raster to vector converter."

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  2. Yion

    Yion Member

    May 10, 2015
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    Thank You
    It could be very useful, so many architects communicate with non-exploitable PDFs !!
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  3. Andy47

    Andy47 Well-Known Member
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    Feb 24, 2012
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    So many architects, still don't understand that while PDF is a very useful format, they do not understand just what it is capable of.. Meaning you get a printout of a drawing, scanned to PDF, rather than a CAD drawing, printed to PDF. Nothing worse than having to hand trace a PDF, most of which are distorted.
  4. bawoua

    bawoua New Member

    Mar 28, 2017
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    Hi, thanks for sharing, i've many drawing to recreate !