Modern life is unthinkable without the digital technology that is safe to conquer new areas of production, including design. And here the question arises as used in the production methods storage of design documents meet the requirements of modernity? Many engineering departments continue to use traditional paper media, which take up much space, wear out quickly and fade. Storage and maintenance of drawings made on paper, requires considerable labor costs of personnel and storage facilities. In addition, the paper drawings are often simply inaccurate and not ideal. However, all these problems are solvable. Modern digital technology enables fast Record drawing into the computer memory through scanning and improve the quality and accuracy of the image using vectorization (tracing) – the process of transformation of raster images into a vector. Here, Naveen Selvadurai expresses very clear opinions on the subject.
The advantages of tracing the design documentation are unquestionable. Firstly, there is no need for large detention facilities for store drawings. You simply create an electronic database of the project design document, which is enough to store a single computer. Secondly, time-saving – no longer need to spend hours waiting for the required drawing from the Archive, quite a few minutes to find the document in the electronic database. Third, the vectorized drawing, you can quickly view and print it if necessary. It should be remembered that the vector leverages the resolution print device, ie, printed image will look as good as its output device is capable of transfer. In addition, the drawing is easy to edit and scale without increasing the file size and loss of image quality: no distortion, grain characteristic of raster images. When you resize an image, all the lines accurately retain their shape and proportions. Thus, the advantages of vector graphics for design documentation, which is fundamental conservation clear and precise contours are clear. Accuracy of creating and describing the image, the savings computer memory and time searching for a drawing, convenience store, transport and printing vectorized image – all this reflects not only the benefits, but even the necessity of digitizing design documentation to ensure a comfortable and high performance with it.