Struggling with Paper-Based Blueprints? Consider CAD Conversion

If you’re still struggling with paper- based blueprints, you should consider making use of CAD conversion services to make your life easier.

Let’s face it; trying to convince investors or direct a building project with paper- based blueprints isn’t easy. Transporting those gigantic paper rolls from point A to B is a schlepp and, with a bunch of these tucked under your arms, you can’t help looking awkward and somewhat disorganized when entering a room. First impressions matter, especially when you go to see potential investors, and it’s virtually impossible to make a good impression while carrying something like this. No matter how hard you try, you always end up bearing a strong resemblance to a clumsy, stepladder-carrying circus clown.

Paper-based blueprints also have a short lifespan and tend to become damaged from overuse. Then there is also the constant battle that involves warding-off coffee cups and dirty fingers from coming into contact with these precious originals.

The solution to these problems is to have your blueprints transferred to digital files by enlisting the services of Computer Aided Design (CAD) experts.  These experts are able to convert existing plans and sheets to AutoCAD DWG files by manually redrafting them. This will ensure that they match the original documents exactly.

There are also other benefits to making this conversion, apart from solving the above mentioned problems, and here they are:

  1. Blueprints will be easier to find and access. By further converting these digital files to PDFs, you make it possible to find specific blueprints by searching by project name, drawing number, title, and even by notes made within the drawing.  This will save you a considerable amount of time and effort.
  2. Blueprints can be shown on screens. An added advantage of converting your blueprints to digital files is that they can be stored on your laptop and, when in a meeting with potential investors, they can be projected onto a screen. This will make a far better impression than unrolling your blueprint, trying in vain to even it out, and then asking everyone to huddle up around a table.
  3. Blueprints can be stored in the cloud. Thanks to that technological marvel known as the internet, it is possible to store digital files in such a way that they can be accessed from any computerand or other device with internet capabilities. This means that you can access your blueprints even if you have forgotten your laptop at home. As a matter of fact, you don’t even have to lug your laptop around, if you are certain that the place where you will need your blueprints has an available computer that is connected to the internet.
  4. Blueprints can travel without you having to accompany them. Because your original, paper-based blueprints are precious and can easily get damaged, you always tend to accompany them when they need to be viewed by your construction manager, or you need to send someone you trust implicitly to accompany them. By converting them to digital files, it becomes possible to send them via email and, if need be, the digital file can be taken to a specialized print shop and printed. In other words, you or your trusted assistantcan spend your time on something more constructive than babysitting blueprints. 

Technology is generally known for making life easier, and CAD conversion came into existence to alleviate some of the struggles that come with paper-based blueprints. So what are you waiting for? Call (800) 700-3305 and get those blueprints converted today.

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