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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2003 9:01 pm    Post subject: Converting files Reply with quote

Can a tif file be converted to a dxf or a dwg? If so what program do I need to use.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 3:28 am    Post subject: Re: Converting files Reply with quote

A TIFF file is a bitmap: a two-dimensional array of differently colored pixels. DXF and DWG are files composed of vectors: lines and shapes described by geometry, which could be in three dimensions. I don't believe you can just turn a TIFF into one of those other file types. You could trace over the lines in a TIFF to create the vectors that make up a DXF or DWG, or perhaps place a TIFF into a DWG or DXF (not sure about that one).
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 4:41 am    Post subject: Re: Converting files Reply with quote

Red wrote:
Can a tif file be converted to a dxf or a dwg? If so what program do I need to use.


You need to use a vectorizer - something like Adobe Streamline of yesteryears. Check the software by Consistent Software, the makers of Plan2Model - they also have a pretty smart vectorizing software.

What exactly do you need to do?

Manual tracing is always a (time consuming) option. Then again, correcting the vectorized file is time consuming, too.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:11 am    Post subject: Re: Converting files Reply with quote

It is about time that ArchiCad had its own vectoriser built into the program.
The CAD program I use at work has had one included for the last 2 versions. It also lets you explode text.

I suppose this should be added to the wish list.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2003 11:30 am    Post subject: Re: Converting files Reply with quote

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