CAD Conversion

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CAD Conversion

Pentadesk has been a forerunner in the field of CAD conversion and CAD platform migration and we offer the best in class CAD conversion solutions for a smooth transition from a legacy 2D CAD system to a 3D CAD platform. We ensure complete data consistency and quality during the CAD conversion process. We also automate repetitive tasks to save time and minimize expenditure. Our systematic quality control methodologies ensure that the 3D CAD data is completely validated.


Paper/PDF to CAD Conversion

Switching to a 3D CAD based system can dramatically improve productivity and time to market for new products. This switch necessitates the need to utilize your legacy 2D CAD data which is either in 2D CAD format such as DWG or DXF or in the form of scanned paper drawings in PDF format.


CAD Platform Migration

Another aspect of CAD conversion is CAD Platform Migration, when there is a requirement to switch from your current 3D CAD platform to another 3D CAD platform. The lack of interchangeability between different 3D CAD platforms again raises the need for CAD conversion.


Conversion to Neutral Formats

In order to make CAD data easier to access and share with you collaborators and sub-contractors, feature based CAD data needs to be converted to a neutral format such as IGES, STEP, JT, X_T, etc. Since these formats are non-propriety, the design intent of your original CAD data is not exposed when these neutral formats are used.

CAD Conversion Approaches:

What needs to be converted: Whether the requirement is to convert products as needed or convert specific product lines or convert a portion of the product line or convert the entire CAD database, we will analyze your specific need and offer the most suitable solution.

Type of conversion: Deciding between Feature Based CAD Conversion, featureless CAD conversion or conversion to neutral standards can be a daunting task. We assist you in deciding the best possible route based on careful consideration of your business and engineering objectives.

Quality considerations: Quality considerations such as capturing the design intent, avoiding manufacturing oversights, using correct modeling and drawing techniques and avoiding cosmetic issues such as lack of drawing readability are carefully looked into during the CAD conversion process.