The AEC Associates PDF to CAD Conversion has become an integral part of the building industry in recent years with CAD software replacing the manual design and drafting process. CAD software offer a faster, more accurate and far more efficient system; gradually the process of PDF to CAD conversion was introduced and became indispensable for the industry professionals due to its need and suitability.
Major benefits of employing Architectural CAD conversion:
Let us first look at the two file formats used in PDF to CAD conversion before discussing some major benefits of using the process.
CAD (DWG or DXF) file format- Most CAD software use DWG or DXF files to store two and three dimensional design data in an efficient manner. This design data can be quite large and heavy but it offers multiple benefits to the design professionals as these software provide many powerful tools and countless intelligent features.
PDF- PDF or portable document format file format- PDF is a versatile file format that can hold any combination of 2D vector image graphics, text and raster images, and can store and transmit back the data without distorting it. These files can be viewed on practically every computer and all the web browsers. Following are the benefits of employing CAD conversion.
- Easy conversion and transmission:
DWG files are very efficient for storing the design data but as mentioned above, they can become very large and heavy sometimes and are nearly impossible to transmit through email. They are converted into lighter PDF files that may easily be emailed. Later these files are reconverted into DWG files for viewing and editing with ease. Earlier this task had to be done manually by picking a portion from PDF file and redrawing it, CAD conversion has made it faster and more precise.
- Protecting commercial and professional interests:
Another major benefit of using PDF to CAD conversion is that it protects the financial and professional interests of architects and other industry professionals. You cannot edit or tamper with PDF files, so they are just like the paper prints earlier used by architects ; so handing over the drawings in this format to the clients and other outsiders ensure nobody can use them in an unwanted manner. You can reconvert these files for future design process whenever the need arises.