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 paper drawings or raster images 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, EPS and AI) are supported by most CAD applications that use vector graphics, such as Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, 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 SNAP, ORTHO 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; Has despeckle filters; Can recognize color images or transform their to black-and-white for the subsequent recognition; 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's 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.
Limitations in downloadable version:
Some "save" functions are disabled.