I’m new to bob cad and I have been struggling with old prints that don’t have enough information to create the geometry.I understand that bob art allows you to vector a scanned image and open it with bob cad re-size it, clean it up and what not. The problem is ,the company I work for did not buy the bob art add on so I’m stuck trying to create geometry without enough information.Does anyone know of a alternate method that is free to vector jpeg drawings (convert) so that bob cad will open a scanned drawing? Any help without purchasing a 300 add on would be greatly appreciated.
Although BobCAD does a much better job and has many more options than just vectorization than what I am about to suggest, there is a free online service that does vectorization. http://www.autotracer.org/
Just an FYI- Scanning in drawings in any scenario is no more accurate than using a scaled ruler. If your prints are missing information I would be highly concerned about the accuracy of the drawing.