RasterVect converts Raster images to Vector
If you want to edit a raster file in your cad program, you first have to convert it to a vector file. Rastervect does just that, transforming raster images or paper drawings into a vector format. Raster images can be imported by scanning original paper drawings.
There is twain and wia support for importing from all scanners. The target vector formats (dxf, wmf, emf, ai and eps) are supported by most cad applications that use vector graphics, such as corel draw, adobe illustrator, autocad. There are viewing tools like scrolling, zooming and color selection.
Features: recognizes orthogonal and inclined lines, arcs and circles; has four various conversion methods (centerlines, outlines etc); has modes ortho, snap and osnap; forms correct corners at crossing lines, arcs and circles; keeps scale of an initial drawing; can correct a turn angle of an initial raster drawing; can recognize color images or transform their to black and white for the subsequent recognition; has drawing filters; has macros and batch mode; has vector and raster editing features; supports various raster formats, such as bmp, gif, tiff, jpeg, png, and so on; has own combined (raster+vector) format
Designed to work on all windows platforms, rastervect saves a lot of time
It is a replacement for traditional tracing and digitizing
It does provide a way to getting a paper drawings into your cad program for quick and easy editing