ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

Software converts 2D drawings into 3D models.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Software converts 2D drawings into 3D models.
Software converts 2D drawings into 3D models.
Click Here to Enlarge Picture
July 22, 2003 - PlanTracer v1.2 for Architectural Desktop and AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT 2004 employs recognition method with ability to convert 2D vector drawings, raster images, and hand-drawn sketches into models. Suited to A/E/C, CAD, GIS and Reprographics markets, mathematical algorithm helps ignore divergence in objects' geometry, and special built-in procedure makes walls align correctly. Additionally, software is capable of using existing or generated symbol libraries.

IDEAL.Com Launches PlanTracer for Architectural Desktop and AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT 2004


(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

IDEAL Scanners & Systems, Inc.
11810 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, MD, 20852
USA



Press release date: July 16, 2003

Converts 2D Vector and Scanned Drawings into 3D Models

Is First on the Market to be Compatible with AutoCAD 2004

July 16, 2003, Rockville, MD IDEAL.Com, exclusive North American Distributor for Consistent Software, launches PlanTracer for Architectural Desktop and AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT 2004. PlanTracer 1.2, developed by Consistent Software, has a new recognition method that uses "sketch mode" which uses a unique conversion algorithm for hand drawn objects. PlanTracer is the first 2-D to 3-D software on the market compatible with AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT 2004. It is targeted to the A/E/C, CAD, GIS and Reprographics markets.

"Facility managers can scan their paper drawings using an IDEAL/Contex scanner, convert the raster data to vector with the WiseImage plug-in to PlanTracer, and then create a 3-D model." says Jay Magenheim, President of IDEAL.com. "PlanTracer bridges the gap between an AEC model of a building and vector data provided by any 2D drawing system or by raster-to-vector conversion software."

What's new in PlanTracer 1.2

A new recognition method is now available. The sketch mode is specially designed for hand drawn floor plans. A new mathematical algorithm helps to ignore divergence in the objects' geometry, and a special built-in procedure will make the walls align correctly.

PlanTracer Benefits

• Ability to convert 2D CAD drawings, raster images and even sketches into models quickly and "intelligently"

• Unique conversion algorithms

• Improved turnaround time for floor data extraction

• Easy to learn and use

• Capable of using existing or generated symbol libraries

• Open architecture for system integrators and third-party developers (FM version)

PlanTracer Compatible with IntraNETIX Online PlanRoom

PlanTracer is also compatible with IDEAL's IntraNETIX Online PlanRoom which provides quick search, view and print of scanned small format and large format documents on a company LAN or over the Internet. Users of IntraNETIX Online PlanRoom can download their scanned raster drawings, and, using PlanTracer, convert their drawings into 3-D models; then modified drawings can be uploaded back to their centralized drawing repository.

About IDEAL

IDEAL.com develops, markets, and supports a wide range of color and monochrome scanning solutions for large format drawings and technical documents including Scan to Web and Print from Web solutions. The cost for PlanTracer for Architectural Desktop 2004 is $980 and the cost for PlanTracer for AutoCAD 2004 is $1400. For more information on PlanTracer or a color tiff image, please contact Kathy Magenheim at 301-468-0123 ext. 1230 or contact via email at kmagenheim@ideal.com.
Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


 

Post a comment about this story

Name:
E-mail:
(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
Comment:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.
 



 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
Software
 More New Product News from this company:
CIS Scanners handle technical documents, maps, and drawings.
Color Scan, Copy, and Print Systems occupy one footprint.
Scanning System turns printers into large-format scanners.
Adjustable Stand combines scanner and printer.
Color 3D Printer is designed for office use.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
Contex Scanners, Distributed by IDEAL, Awarded Prestigious BERTL Award
IDEAL Launches My3DServices.com
IDEAL Announces Software Giveaway with New Scanner Launch
IDEAL Celebrates Ten Years as Contex Distributor of the Year
Full Warranty Terms
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
CAD/CAM Software
Join the forum discussion at:
Engineers Lounge




Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by Thomasnet.com        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy



Error close

Please enter a valid email address