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Convert your designs

Raster to vector conversion

Automatically convert your designs to vector, compatible with almost any CAD and CNC application. Using intelligent automatic tracing to convert your designs in a few clicks, saving you endless hours when compared to manually tracing a design.

All common file types supported

Accurately convert all popular formats including raster & vector PDF files to CAD/CAM format.

File extension File type Import Export Notes
BMP Raster active tick icon active tick icon  
CIT Raster active tick icon active tick icon Type 2
CNC Vector inactive tick icon active tick icon G-code
DWG Vector active tick icon active tick icon Multiple versions of DWG supported to support almost all CAD applications.
DXF Vector active tick icon active tick icon Multiple versions of DXF supported to support almost all CAD applications.
GIF Raster active tick icon active tick icon  
JPG / JPEG / JPE Raster active tick icon active tick icon  
NC Vector inactive tick icon active tick icon G-code
PCX Raster active tick icon active tick icon  
PDF Vector & Raster active tick icon active tick icon  
PNG Raster active tick icon active tick icon  
TAP Vector inactive tick icon active tick icon G-code
TIF / TIFF Raster active tick icon active tick icon

Granular control

Take your conversions to the 'power user' level with granular control all conversion settings.

Supported by almost any CAD, CAM & CNC application

Over the past 20 years we've built Scan2CAD with compatibility at its core. Your converted vector designs will be supported in almost any CAD/CAM & CNC application.

Scale vector designs with precision

Ensure your converted vector designs are perfectly scaled with Scan2CAD's flexible scaling options.

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Object Recognition

Convert raster elements to respective vectors

The brilliance of Scan2CAD lies in its object recognition engine. With Scan2CAD's object recognition you don't have to settle for simple raster-to-vector conversions with all elements being represented by beziers or polylines. Scan2CAD's object Recognition defines converted objects as their respective vector element. Arcs in your images become vector arc entities. Dash-lines become vector dash-lines and so on...

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Optical Character Recognition

Convert text in images to vector text

With Scan2CAD's Optical Character Recognition (OCR) you can convert text in your images to editable vector text strings. Edit the text within Scan2CAD or any major CAD/CAM application such as AutoCAD and Solidworks.

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Clean Image

Clean your designs for conversion

In order to achieve the best raster to vector conversion results, you may need to clean your raster image before converting. Scan2CAD offers a tool-set of automatic raster cleaning features.

Thresholding

Thresholding forces pixels in your image to either black or white. The Threshold tool is a simple - yet powerful - tool for fast image cleanup. In many cases a simple threshold can remove much of the noise in a poor quality image.

Color segmentation

Much like thresholding, Scan2CAD's Color Segmentation is used to reduce the colors in your image. But unlink thresholding you can choose to keep as many or as few colors in the image as you wish. Color Segmentation will find adapt to find the nearest color in a defined palette for every pixel in your image.

Remove speckles & holes

Speckles can be described as small, unwanted clusters of pixels on your image. These speckles are usually present in low quality images or scanned paper. Scan2CAD will automatically search through your image looking for speckles of a user-defined size and remove them all. Automatic speckle removal can save you hours when compared to manually erasing 'noisy' image areas.

Holes are unwanted clusters of pixels within lines or shapes. Holes can ruin the appearance of smooth lines and cause many issues when converting your designs. Luckily Scan2CAD's hole removal tool will automatically clean your image of holes in a few clicks.

Thicken lines

If your designs contain lines which are broken and jagged then Scan2CAD's Thicken Lines tool could help bleed pixels within the line, forcing them to become smooth and connected. Unlike a simple pixel bleeding effect, Scan2CAD will specifically identify lines within your design to thicken and clean.

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Draw, Edit & Transform

Raster editing tools

With a full suite of raster editing tools, you can transform your images before (or after) converting them to vector. Whether you wish to draw, move, scale, erase or tweak your image you can do all this without having to leave Scan2CAD.

Vector editing tools

Scan2CAD's vector precision editing tools give you the power to draw, edit and transform your vector designs with simple yet powerful actions.

Within the design of our vector editing tools you will find small details which make a big difference. Such as options to orthogonally snap lines and the power to convert existing vector elements to other vector types.

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Batch Conversion and Automation

Batch conversion

Batch conversion is the perfect solution for those who have many images which all require the same image processing and conversion settings. Simply use Scan2CAD’s automation scripts to define your settings, choose your input & output folders and set Scan2CAD's Batch Conversion off. Go grab a coffee and come back to a complete set of converted designs

Automation

Utilize Scan2CAD's Automation feature to control any feature of Scan2CAD with simple scripts. We love hearing about how our customers and technology partners are using Scan2CAD's automation feature to power their company's conversion needs.

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Flexible Licensing Options

With multiple flexible license options (Standard, Floating Network and Offline) you can license Scan2CAD in a way that works for your business.

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24/7 Support

Every Scan2CAD subscription includes 24/7 support and all future upgrades. See why we're proud of our fast and friendly 24/7 support. We keep support simple, there's no hoops to jump through, simply email us and you'll get a response usually within 2 hours.

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