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How to Customize Precision during Vectorization

The automated conversion of a raster image made up of pixels into scalable vector graphics is a complicated process that often has mixed results. The accuracy of the output vector depends on several things, including the quality of the input raster, on how detailed or “cleaned up” of noise is the image, on conversion algorithms etc. Common problems are the incorrect shape and color rendering.

To prevent the issues that might come up during vectorization, reaConverter’s latest edition offers several ways to customize the raster-to-vector conversion process. Opting for an outline or centerline algorithm and ignoring raster data when the input vector includes mixed vector-raster content are among the available possibilities.

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How to Set Default Units when Converting from Raster to Vector DXF/DWG

Do you have a scanned drawing, a map or some other type of raster image that you would like to turn into a DWG or DXF vector? Supporting most existing raster formats as input files, reaConverter makes this process easier than ever and provides you with a handy scaling tool too.
Set DWG/DXF default units
Vectorization can be done using the two available methods: outlining (creating lines / curves along the borders of linked pixels) or centerlining (generating lines / arcs along the center of linked pixels). And because vector files can contain drawings at any scale set by the designer, when you convert from raster reaConverter allows you to pick the desired scaling unit for the output DXF or DWG image. Available options are: millimeters (set as default), inches and pixels.

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How to Convert JPEG into DXF Vectors

JPEG is the most popular format for storing and sharing decent quality images or uploading them online. But in case you want to process a JPG file via a computer-aided design program such as AutoCAD, you will need to vectorize it. Or, in other words, turn it from a raster file made up of pixels — into a vector file made up of points, lines and curves.

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