Norwalk, CT (PressExposure) February 12, 2009 -- Visual Integrity has released a bundle of pdf2cadâ¢, with Scan2CADâ¢ Pro from Softcover International Ltd. This combination of best-in-class vector-to-vector and raster-to-vector conversion tools delivers a complete solution for converting PDF files into editable CAD formats.
Knowing which type of PDF file you have, and using the correct tool, is essential to achieving the best conversion. According to Jean Haney, co-founder of Visual Integrity, once you draw the distinction between the two types of PDF files - vector and raster - your work becomes a whole lot easier. Magnifying any PDF will quickly establish its type.
âVector PDF files are defined mathematically and render on screen and in print at any size as sharp, scalable objects and text. They can be converted into fully editable CAD objects with a high degree of accuracy using pdf2cad - a vector to vector conversion toolâ, said Haney.
âRaster PDF files, such as scanned technical drawings, are different. Because all mathematical data has been reduced to a flat bitmap image, when you zoom in on a raster file, it looks jaggy. The only choice is to manually redraw the file or use a professional automatic raster to vector converter like Scan2CAD", said Haney.
"Scan2CAD Pro and pdf2cad are ideal together" said Steve Hannath, marketing director of Softcover International Ltd. "As an industry-leader in this field, Visual Integrity's pdf2cad software gives Scan2CAD users an affordable professional ability to convert vector PDF files into editable DXF."
At just $499, the pdf2cad and Scan2CAD Pro bundle represents a savings of almost $200. Separately, pdf2cad costs $195 and Scan2CAD Pro is $498. The bundle can be purchased online or directly from Visual Integrity, Softcover International Ltd or their respective dealer networks.
About Visual Integrity Celebrating 15th years as a leader in PDF, PostScript and other graphics technologies, Visual Integrityâs software is relied on in all areasof the enterprise as well as by corporate and commercial developers. Products transforming content across applications and platforms include pdf2image, pdf2picture, pdf2cad, PDF FLY, META FLY, FLY SDK and FLY Batch. For more information - http://www.pdf2cad.com and http://www.visual-integrity.com.
About Softcover International Ltd Softcover International Limited is based in Cambridge, England and is the publisher of Scan2CAD, the leading low-cost automatic raster to vector converter. Now in its thirteenth year, Scan2CAD is used by tens of thousands of professionals worldwide. Softcover is also the publisher of Scanners4CAD, an independent and objective website offering independent large format scanner news, views, scanning tips and buying advice. For more information - [http://www.softcover.com].