Pijl Generating transposed files for use of other computer software.
Pijl File conversion

Files generated by different computer software systems can use different file extensions.
Normally, files have their own name (in front of the dot) and a file extension (behind the dot, for instance "com", "exe", "doc", "zip" of "dwg")
This extension makes it possible for the file to be recognized by the computer software.

With the next "link", it is possible to see by witch computer program or software system uses the given extension entered at the prompt.



It would of course be very convenient to alter a file extension by just renaming the extension, to be supported by other computer software.

Unfortunately this brilliant trick does not work.

Most of these different extensions have different file formats witch can have total different goals.
ConMeg offers the possibility to perform a great variety of different file conversions.
For example a hand drawn drawing can be scanned and converted to a Cad/cam computer program file.

Pijl Drawing conversion

With scanners it is possible to digitalize analog drawings.
The scanner can be optimally parametric adjusted from out the original hand drawing.
The digital result will be a raster file.
A raster file is build-up of small dots called: pixels.
The denser the grit of the raster the more pixels a raster contains.
The amount of pixels in a raster file is called resolution and is expressed in "dots per inch" or "DPI".
The average resolution used by technical drawings is about 400 DPI.

The raster file can be eventually cleaned with a raster editor after scanning by means of:
  • contrast improvement
  • grain flattening
  • Removing stains & folding lines

  • The processed result is a faithful digital translation of the original and now can be used to build an archive.
    The digital drawing can found fast by a search system, watched, and plotted.

    A raster file uses a tremendously annoying amount of computer disk & memory space.
    To compensate this, there are several compression possibilities to minimize the volume of a raster file, like for instance "Tiff. class 4".
    An other problem of raster files is that it cannot be edited by a Cad-program.
    To be edited by a CAD-system, a raster file needs to be vectorised.

    Vectorisation is a process where pixels need to be converted to lines, circle arcs and [curves) splines(special polylines)] called vector arguments.
    This process can be automatically done using vector software. The result will be a raw vector file.
    This raw vector file has to be adjusted with a vector editor in order to succeed a desired result.
    The final result is a useful CAD-drawing witch for instance can be further edited in the customers CAD-program.
    This method is less time consuming compared to redrawing an old hand made drawing on a computer system, especially with bigger amounts of drawings.

    For these kinds of assignments ConMeg offers a professional solution.

    [curves) splines(special polylines)]