CAD drawings are an easy way to get blueprints into CAD ESTIMATOR.
A major advantage they have over taking pictures of blueprints with a digital cameras and scanners is that they always produce great images of blueprints. You don’t have to
worry about exposure, lighting, a place to tack the blueprint up or if you’re holding the camera straight. They are just perfect the first time you import them.
Not all CAD drawings are created equal. It depends on how they where created in the first place. Some CAD files have all the floor plans and elevations on the same image. Its no
big deal to make each of these into a individual picture that works with CAD ESTIMATOR.
Some CAD drawings have all the plan view information on different layers. Before you can use these properly with CAD ESTIMATOR you’ll have to select the layers or layouts
you want to use before you import the picture.