Architectural CAD ConversionArchitectural CAD conversion is an essential part of the design process in the modern computer era where using advanced 3D CAD softwares is the norm. Contrary to what many people believe, Architectural CAD conversion is not a child’s play, it requires a lot of skill and practice to perfect the art. PDF files contain arcs and circles made out of either several short lines that are difficult to edit, or out of Bezier curves. If the conversion is not efficient, the positioning of lines can change giving false impressions or drawings can lose clarity. Again, a PDF file allows for very fine positional accuracy of text, with words and sentences held as a set of individual characters, each with associated specific positional and style information. The reassembly of these characters into strings is very challenging and if conversion is not done accurately, this information can get distorted and resultant text in the DWG files could be illegible.

A single PDF page could be made of multiple raster images. If these raster images are saved as separate raster files, the user could be burdened later with incomprehensible information and the quality of converted drawings is not very good. However, if these images are mapped as a single raster image file, the drawing quality is excellent and an added advantage is that while saving the DWG file, the file is associated with a single raster file.

Architectural CAD conversion is a critical function for every professional associated with the construction industry, and getting it done by a skilled professional ensures quality, accuracy and resource optimization.