Best OCR software for CAD drawings
Hi, I would like to make searches on the text of old drawings made in Board Station (Mentor Graphics). I am looking for a tool that would do a good job on assembly drawings generated with stroked text. I don’t need the shapes to be editable, only the text. The help of the community would be greatly appreciated in my search.
Scan2CAD is what you’re looking for.
I’m biased because I work at Scan2CAD. But using OCR on drawings is a very specialist requirement. Consider the difference between this and converting a text-only document.
Scan2CAD learns what should be converted using OCR (text) and what should be vectorized (the drawing) all within the same image. This is a very specialist feature and Scan2CAD is the best at it.
Again, I’m biased but you can test and see for yourself with the Scan2CAD free trial.