First released as a separate module in 2014, Carlson CADnet allows users to create CAD from non-CAD documents such as PDFs, raster images, and paper plans. CAD text can also be generated from raster images with CADnet’s built-in Optical Character Recognition (OCR).
CADnet gives users the ability to import BIM models (doors, windows, walls, roofs, etc.) and bring them into CAD as CAD entities; plus, CADnet includes a routine to export surfaces into BIM.
Carlson CADnet supports AutoCAD® and comes with IntelliCAD® built-in. This is in addition to working on legacy AutoCAD versions.
⦁ Import PDF Files
⦁ Import BIM using IFC Files
⦁ Export Carlson surface to BIM using IFC Files
⦁ Convert Raster images to vector CAD entities
⦁ Modify Raster images using cut, copy, remove speckles and thicken commands
⦁ Create CAD entities from the raster image using Trace functions and raster snaps
⦁ Create text entities extracted from the raster images
⦁ Digitize from paper plans or on-screen images
⦁ Full set of digitize routines for points, polylines, areas, contours, profiles, sections and end-areas