Archiving Large Format Drawings for a Large Software Company

A large software company was looking for conversion and indexing of hundreds of thousands of old large format drawings, blueprints, and drawing sheets.

Attention to detail was necessary to maintain the integrity of each drawing in order to ensure the highest quality of scans. Some of the drawings were on onion skin, mylar, or even vellum paper. In some cases, based on the condition of the drawing paper, repair or other mending may be required before scan conversion.

OCR technology is not recommended due to the nature of handwritten scripts and special characters as they are not recognized with sufficient accuracy especially since the location of the legend blocks would vary between each drawing. Using an intersection of technology and manual intervention, ARDEM developed a solution that incorporated both efficiency and the best accuracy of data.

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