a raster to vector conversion program for cutting applications, there are
several things to consider.
How easy is it to learn
Since raster to vector conversion
is not what most people do every day Draftsman Cutting Shop has been designed
so that the user doesn’t have to relearn the program every time he uses
it. Also, we give 1/2 day free training to any user who comes to our offices
in Ann Arbor. Please call for an appointment.
How long does automatic
Using a Pentium class computer
Draftsman Cutting Shop will take just a few seconds to convert most drawings
to lines and arcs.
How good is the conversion?
When you have to cut the
same image many times the true cost is your machine time. How quickly does
the image cut? Cutting time is determined by the number of entities in
the image, the more entities, the longer it takes to cut. No program does
a better conversion with fewer entities than Draftsman Cutting Shop.
How versitile is the raster
to vector conversion program?
Draftsman Cutting Shop does
centerline conversion and two styles of silhouette conversion. In addition
it also supports color and grayscale images. Images that are really poor
quality can be quickly digitized with Draftsman Cutting Shop’s vector tracing
How easy is it to edit
a vectorized drawing?
Unfortunately, you only get
perfect conversions from large sharp original art. Most art does not come
into this category. Fortunately, Draftsman Cutting Shop has a variety of
draw and edit tools that allow even the worst original to become beautiful
vector drawings extremely fast.
What about text?
Draftsman Cutting Shop supports
automatic vector outlining of any TrueType font. Fonts may also flow along
a curved line.
Fonts! Cutting Shop now supports optional single stroke fonts.
What if my client sends me
a DXF file that he has created with a low-end vectorizer?
Draftsman Cutting Shop can
import DXF files that consist of thousands of short polyline vectors. The
files can be automatically cleaned up so that the result has much fewer
entities and they consist of long lines and arcs.
How quickly can I get
positive cash flow doing raster to vector conversion?
Many users have reported
that Draftsman programs have paid for themselves with 1 to 10 conversions.
How about technical support?
Our technical support is
free. We encourage users to have a look at the user manual but we are happy
to answer questions. Technical support is available during normal business
hours 9 - 6 Eastern Time, via our main phone number and e-mail.