Accurate 2D to 3D CAD Conversions
Our 2D to 3D CAD Conversion Process
The 2D to 3D CAD conversion process is very simple.
You provide us the 2D drawing(s) on any medium, Mylar, hand drawing, and we will scan your large format engineering drawings. Or you send us your existing scanned files in any format (PDF, JPG, Ping, Tiff, DWG, DXF along with compressed files), and we can work with these directly.
In return, we provide you with accurate, intelligent, feature-rich, CAD Perfect™ 3D CAD models in your native CAD system and file format.
In addition, we commonly produce 2D Flat files (IE: Sheet Metal), or Shop drawings from 3D models.
All modern CAD systems and neutral file formats supported!
The workflow is simple:
- You or we scan this, so we start with a raster image.
- We calibrate this image
- Required for Aerospace work.
- We insert the raster into the required CAD system and scale it properly.
- We then build a fully parametric, intelligent, feature-rich CAD Perfect™ 3D model.
Written dimensions are always of higher priority!
Do you need to convert 2D CAD drawings for further 3D modeling? CAD / CAM Services provides reliable high-quality 2D to 3D services to help you do more with less. Let our qualified engineers and BIM architects convert your 2D images or CAD drawings to 3D models and reduce your expenses.
Our 2D to 3D Conversion Services
With our 2D-to-3D conversion services, you can convert with professional conversion techniques:
- 2D architectural drawings to 3D
- 2D manufacturing drawings to 3D
- 2D Aerospace drawings to 3D
- 2D Department of Defense drawings to 3D models
- Any type of 2D CAD drawing into an accurate and intelligent 3D model
In addition, if you have 2D paper drawings that need to be converted to a 3D CAD file, we can do it fast at a very low cost. We convert hardcopy documents into any 3D CAD program such as BIM/Revit, SolidWorks, Creo, Siemens NX, CATIA, and other 3D programs.
CAD / CAM Services was an early adapter of 3D technology and has 30+ years of experience converting 2D CAD drawings into 3D. We are experts at helping contractors, architects and the construction community, as well as manufacturing, aerospace, defense and other users of 3D CAD technology.
Innovative firms across the globe rely on us when their models must be 3D CAD Perfect™. The world is moving to 3D CAD. Let us help get you there!
Working With CAD / CAM Services:
We can help your organization with 2D to 3D conversion projects – no hassles, no debates. 100% CAD Perfect™ Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed!
If you still have questions – contact us, it’s free! 1800-938-SCAN (7226) or instant chatbox.
Do you have Mylars or Blueprints that you need scanned into CAD?
Do you need something 3D Scanned, possibly for Reverse Engineering?
Is your Engineering Department pulling out their hair searching for lost drawings and site plans?
Does your Utility Company need to drawings scanned into CAD?
Do you have a 3D Modeling Project that you need done ASAP?
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Cad Conversion FAQs
What do you need to provide me with an accurate quote?
We need to know source CAD and target CAD software. Since large quantity orders can be discounted by us you can provide us with the number of parts you need to be converted.
If you tell us the desired purpose of the conversion we can offer you some conversion options. We can also convert your files into vendor-neutral file types (.STEP, .STL, etc,).
Please email us even cell phone photos, and the rough size of what you wish scanned and converted [email protected].
What do I get?
You get native Cad Perfect™ files with the full-featured model tree (where applicable, since some file types have no trees), and features can be fully parametric. It all depends on your goals. We prefer to not translate any files. Our goal is to deliver to you a file that you do not have to touch. Our work is exactly as if you had reproduced that work in-house.
Which CAD file formats do you work with?
All the CAD file formats are listed on this page but bear in mind that we also work with exotic and legacy CAD systems. After 31 years of providing CAD Services, we have run into almost any CAD file format.
Which CAD systems do you work with?
We support all the modern CAD systems including SolidWorks, Catia, Siemens NX, PTC Creo, Inventor, Revit, AutoCAD, and many others.
I have some weird CAD files from the previous century, can you help me?
Yes, absolutely. We can perform legacy CAD conversions. Just send us some example files, and what CAD system we need to wind up in, and let us design the best solution for you.We have worked with old Computer Vision tapes, Anvil, and many other 1980’s systems.
I have some exotic files nobody knows even how to open. Can you help me even in this case?
Yes, we performed successful conversions from many local or exotic and ancient CAD systems. You can continue the development of old projects in modern software with our help.
My company wants to change the focus of our CAD systems, is it possible to do this with your help?
Of course, we offer CAD migration services. If you want all the Cad Perfect™ files to comply with your updated company standard, just send us the guidelines and we will make Cad Perfect™ files which are perfect for you!
There are special CAD translator software packages available on the market, why should I pay you guys?
It is better to ask the following question:
What can you do that a software translator cannot do?
- Verify files.
- Update files
- Fix files
- Convert the CAD data to native intelligent CAD data with full feature trees.
- Update data to the current CAD standards.
- Work in the native PLM systems.
- Correctly write scripts for this process as needed.
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