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Dec 13, 2012, 12:05 PM
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Some Suggestions Needed

I have a set of scanned drawings I'd like to work with. The drawing set was originally completed on mylar and this set is a copy of those drawings. Unfortunately the original mylars have been lost so I am left with is this. The drawings were scanned as .tif files which I imported into my CAD program (Progecad, an Autocad clone). I have done this before with Autocad with good success. The scanned drawings were possibly reproduced on the ozalid process. I believe that the scan rate may have been too high as the imported .tif is loading the background paper, causing all the black areas that mask the detail I want to trace.

I question is how can I clean up the .tif files without too much work. MS Paint isn't the way to go!
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Dec 13, 2012, 12:55 PM
Laser Cutter Guy
Have you tried Corel yet?
Dec 13, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Not yet. I don't have a current copy but if I can get one cheap enough I'll give it a go.

Were you referring to Corel Draw or Paint Shop?
Last edited by Mike Denest; Dec 13, 2012 at 01:42 PM.
Dec 13, 2012, 02:27 PM
Laser Cutter Guy
Corel draw, use the trace commands and it play with the detail levels and you should get close. Lots of cleanup work but you will get it.

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