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CAD Conversion for Files Stored on Aperture Cards

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Still storing your drawings on aperture cards? Need a more flexible and accessible solution? Look no further than scanning and CAD conversion.

Technology for design has moved forwards massively over the last decade or so giving architects, engineers and designers a wide range of ways to bring their work to life. One such advance has been the development of Computer Aided Design (CAD) softwares to help people work digitally and more efficiently with drawings and plans.

Not everyone has jumped on board the digital train though with a number of these files being stored on aperture cards instead. What's wrong with that I hear you ask. Well, aperture cards do reduce the size of drawings and the amount of office space they use up, that much is true. But as far as efficiency and costs go, aperture cards are very far behind the times. All aperture cards do is store files in a static form. They can't be shared or edited without creating a new version of the drawing. Some might say that storing drawings in this way is counterproductive.

So What Can Be Done?

You might think that your drawings are now stuck on aperture cards forever but don't worry, there is a solution. These files can easily be updated and brought into the digital age by being scanned to digital format and then converted into CAD drawings.

Benefitscad drafting

Scanning aperture cards alone brings a wide range of cost saving, space saving and efficiency boosting benefits but, if you convert them to CAD drawings as well, you;

  • can store drawings in a more flexible, digital form.
  • will be able to see more realistic, 3D representations of plans and designs.
  • will be able to edit drawings digitally, in real time, without creating a new design.
  • can apply CAD conversion to both new and old designs.
  • open up a range of new possibilities.

Aperture Card Scanning and CAD Conversion Services

You can outsource aperture card digitisation and CAD drafting to us here at Pearl Scan. We provide completely bespoke services which you can tailor to suit your specific needs. We will scan your aperture cards using our top quality, super fast scanners. Once they have been converted to digital format, our highly experienced CAD drafters will manually draft your drawings to ensure a perfect service. We provide CAD drafting London, CAD drafting Manchester and CAD drafting across the rest of the UK as well as nationwide aperture card scanning services. If you would like some more information about these services, don't hesitate to give us a call or request a quote today.

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Why choose us

  • Experience >

    We have over a decade of experience providing scanning services for some of the most reputable companies in the UK including blue chip companies and organisations as well as small businesses and private individuals. Some of our past clients have included NHS, local government, Manchester Metropolitan University, The University of Manchester, Aviva, BBC, Sky, Metropolitan Police, Environment Agency and many more.
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    We have the infrastructure to support small-to-large, quick-to-long term scanning projects and with a capacity to scan 10 million images per month. This scalability provides a great deal of flexibility with the services we offer meaning we can tailor all of our services to suit the needs of each client and we will always try our best to accommodate any request.
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    We are backed up by external quality and security audits. Our operations have been audited and approved by many NHS, Local Authorities, Private blue chip companies and we pride ourselves on the high levels of quality and security we provide to each and every one of our clients.
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    We hold a number of ISO accreditations including ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 27001 (Information Management System) and EMS 14001 (Environment Management System) and Data Protection 1998. We are also a member of the Information and Records Management Society as well as being supporters of Investors in People and a member of The Skills Pledge.
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    Our scanning bureau is fully equipped with state-of-the-art dedicated scanning hardware catering for a wide range of document types and sizes making us a one-stop service for your scanning and digital conversion cycle. We upgrade our scanners to keep in line with the latest scanning technology and ensure we are providing the best possible scanning service at all times.
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    We operate from a custom built scanning bureau focussed on security, safety, confidentiality and scalability. The main building is monitored by Red Care security systems and has 24 hours internal and external CCTV. We are more than happy for you to come and visit our premises so we can show you how safe your documents are with us.
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