New Bundle of pdf2cad and Scan2CAD Addresses Need for Complete Tool Set

Norwalk CT – 11 February 2009 – Visual Integrity has released a bundle of pdf2cad™, with Scan2CAD™ Pro from Softcover International Ltd. This combination of best-in-class vector-to-vector and raster-to-vector conversion tools delivers a complete solution for converting PDF file into editable CAD formats.

Knowing what type of PDF file you have, and using the correct tool is essential to achieving the best conversion. According to Jean Haney, co-founder of Visual Integrity, once you draw the distinction between the two types of PDF files – vector and raster – your work becomes a whole lot easier. Magnifying any PDF will quickly establish its type.

“Vector PDF files are defined mathematically and render on screen and in print as sharp, scalable objects and text. This can be clearly seen as sharp lines and text, when magnified. Vector PDF files can be converted into fully editable CAD objects with a high degree of accuracy using pdf2cad – a vector to vector conversion tool”, said Haney.

“On the other hand, raster PDF files, such as scanned technical drawings, are bitmaps. Because all intelligent mathematical data has been lost, the information is reduced to a flat image made up of hundreds of thousands of individual pixels. When you zoom in on a raster file, it looks jaggy. The only choice is to manually redraw the file or use a professional automatic raster to vector converter like Scan2CAD", said Haney.

"Scan2CAD Pro and pdf2cad are ideal complementary products" said Steve Hannath, marketing director of Softcover International Ltd. "In this age of emailed PDF technical drawing files, it makes sense for us as a software solutions provider specializing in raster PDF file conversion to build a relationship with experts in PDF vector conversion. As an industry-leader in this field, Visual Integrity's pdf2cad software gives Scan2CAD users an affordable professional ability to convert vector PDF files into editable DXF."

The combination of these two software programs gives CAD users the best productivity tools available today for opening and converting standard raster and vector PDF files. Most importantly, our bundle offer makes these indispensable software tools very affordable.

At just $499, the pdf2cad and Scan2CAD Pro bundle represents a savings of almost $200 on a complete solution for converting PDF files into CAD formats. Separately, pdf2cad costs $195 and Scan2CAD Pro is $498. The bundle can be purchased online or directly from Visual Integrity, Softcover International Ltd or their respective dealer networks.

About Visual Integrity
Celebrating 15th years as a pioneer of PDF, PostScript and other graphics technologies, Visual Integrity was founded to transform content across applications and platforms. Today, Visual Integrity’s software is relied on by in all corporate departments as well as by enterprise and commercial developers. Products include pdf2image, pdf2picture, pdf2cad, PDF FLY, META FLY, FLY SDK and FLY Batch.

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About Softcover International Ltd
Softcover International Limited is based in Cambridge, England, a region of British excellence in science and technology. Softcover is the publisher of Scan2CAD, the leading low-cost automatic raster to vector converter. Now in its thirteenth year of consistent software development, Scan2CAD is used by tens of thousands of professionals worldwide. Softcover is also the publisher of Scanners4CAD, an independent and objective website offering independent large format scanner news, views, scanning tips and buying advice

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