Gone are the days where you need to take your physical large format CAD drawings & plans on site. Digital archiving specialists such as Paper Escape can convert your physical drawings electronically using the latest technology into compressed easy to use PDF, TIFF or J-PEG Formats. Whether you’ve got some A0 housing plans that require colour scanning or a large number of black and white architect drawings, Paper Escape can assist with the digital conversion process of these documents in resolutions of up to 600dpi.
Once your documents have been digitized we can supply a number of portable digital storage solutions for your documents, there is obviously the standard disc and USB storage options but over the past few years we have seen a significant amount of customers storing their drawings on cloud solutions such as Box, Dropbox and Centrastor. Box offer unlimited storage for as little as £11 per month per user and has a useful feature called ‘desktop sync’ which allows you create a folder on your desktop which syncs with your online folder within Box. You can then add, move & edit files anywhere and all folders will be in sync with each other. Your large format drawings can then be accessed from any location with Wi-Fi or 3G/4G using the Box app on your mobile device, tablet or laptop. Cloud storage will also allow you to share your documents easily with other builders, surveyors and architects within seconds.
Storing your drawings and plans electronically has so many advantages. We deal with so many clients who ask us to ask us to scan their entire backlog of drawings after coming across a number of drawings that they have been unable to use because they are mouldy or damaged. Digital documents don’t suffer from damage, the scanned document will be the same 10 years after it has been scanned and can be backed up in multiple locations.
Digital conversion technology is now more sophisticated than ever and becoming increasingly common in all sectors. By taking these steps today you can ensure that your company is as efficient and secure as it can possibly be.