RasterVect can transform raster images (BMP, TIFF, JPEG...) into a vector format. Raster images can be imported by scanning paper images. Output vector formats (DXF, EMF, WMF, AI and EPS) are used by most CAD / vector programs (Corel Draw, AutoCAD).
Version: 25.7.13If you want to edit a raster file in your CAD program, you first have to convert it to a vector file.
License: Free To Try $79.95
Operating System: Windows
RasterVect does just that, transforming raster images or paper drawings into a vector format. Raster drawings can be imported by scanning original paper drawings.
There is WIA and TWAIN 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, AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator.
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 SNAP, ORTHO and OSNAP;
Keeps scale of an initial drawing; Forms correct corners at crossing lines, arcs and circles; 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 despeckle filters; Has Batch Mode and Macros; 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, this program 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.
Version 25.7.13: PDF support has been improved.
Version 25.6.26: Arcs recognition has been improved.
Version 25.5.27: "Centerlines" conversion method has been improved.