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- To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
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- From: "Cain, William" <bcain(--nospam--at)ebmud.com>
- Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 11:19:28 -0700
OCR is not available in Turbocad Version 6. The line work for trace function is highly dependent on the quality of the original. For good originals the result is reasonably good. For weak or poor line work, not very good. I use a cheap Mustek 1200 as the scanner (up to legal size capability, under $100). As Ian stated for version 4, text does not scan well at all in version 6. Would a better scanner produce better results? I don't know but I doubt if there would be a significant improvement. For an inexpensive CAD program, I've been quite happy with Turbocad. It allows reading, writing and modification of most file formats including Autocad 14 .dwg files. Their technical support via email has been prompt, concise and helpful. The documentation is a little light on details. Bill Cain, SE Oakland, CA -----Original Message----- From: Ian G. Robertson [SMTP:IGR(--nospam--at)eqe.com] Sent: Friday, October 22, 1999 10:50 AM To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org Subject: Office scanner IMSI TurboCad has a routine where you open a scanned image as one layer and tell it to "trace." It produces a line drawing on another layer. You can proof and edit the line drawing with the scanned image still on the screen, and then remove the layer with the scanned image. I've used this with details which fit an 8 1/2 x 11 scanner and the biggest losses are the lettering. The lettering is not converted to text so each letter is composed of a dozen line segments. I just retype the text and delete the traced text. The last time I did this was in version 4. Version 6 is out now so this may have been improved. IMSI may have added OCR by now.
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