CSoft’s WiseImage 11 for AutoCAD and for Windows Now Available

May 13, 2008

IDEAL now has the new releases of WiseImage software —  WiseImage 11 for AutoCAD and WiseImage 11 for Windows.  WiseImage is developed by CSoft and is intelligent raster software that lets you incorporate scanned drawings into CAD.     

WiseImage 11 for AutoCAD is the perfect complement to IDEAL’s scanning solutions.  With a Contex large format scanner from IDEAL, companies can scan their old paper drawings; and using WiseImage 11 for AutoCAD, they can incorporate the scanned raster data into the CAD environment, simply and easily.  This is done by adding native CAD-style raster editing and raster-to-vector conversion inside AutoCAD or AutoCAD-based verticals from Autodesk to facilitate revision creation and new drawing production. WiseImage 11 for AutoCAD includes all technology and research results from previous years and starts a new era with real integration of CAD and image processing. It supports the latest version of AutoCAD – AutoCAD 2009.

WiseImage 11 for AutoCAD offers a professional set of enhancement tools for converting those scanned drawings to CAD.  The tools can be applied to black/white as well as grayscale and color images. WiseImage allows users to edit, update, and convert (both semi-automatically and automatically) to vectors scanned maps, drawings, sketches, and other graphics. True ObjectARX technology, the ability to use AutoCAD dialogs and settings, and an advanced customizable interface, make WiseImage 11 from IDEAL a solution that is perfect for a wide range of applications – GIS, cadastral, aerial and satellite image processing, architecture, engineering, schematics and more. 

WiseImage 11 for Windows is the perfect combination of a 2D CAD package including an image processing application. It is ideal for editing drawings that have been scanned on an IDEAL/ Contex scanner because it blends raster and vector, productivity and precision, CAD functionality and image processing capabilities perfectly in one cost-effective application. It combines the power of a raster-vector (raster images overlaid with vector elements) editor and raster to vector converter with a complete set of powerful image processing tools. A native CAD-style interface with command line and layouts with viewports, combined with high-end image processing, results in a strong synergetic effect.

WiseImage 11 for Windows works with DWG files exactly as a CAD application and processes raster files as the best image processing application. This makes WiseImage 11 a one-stop-solution for a wide range of applications — GIS, cadastral, aerial and satellite image processing, architecture, engineering, schematics to mention but a few.

Whether you need to edit scanned drawings or integrate them into a CAD application, WiseImage 11 is a cost-effective and efficient way to work with your scanned raster images IDEAL scanning solutions and WiseImage Intelligent Raster technology are available through IDEAL’s extensive dealer network. 


If you have questions about WiseImage, you can reach me at idealblog@ideal.com.


IDEAL Wins Contex Distributor of the Year Award for Twelfth Year

May 6, 2008

We’ve been recognized again by Contex as the Distributor of the Year.  What an honor, and what a lot of hard work by our sales staff and our dealer channel.  Good work folks!  Thanks to Contex for having such great scanners.  Thanks also to all our customers.  Our job is to provide our customers with the best scanning hardware and the best application software for the jobs they need to do; we offer our solutions at the right price and we back up our products with customer support. From 2D scanning applications and online plan rooms to 3D printing services, IDEAL has solutions that work.


We’ve won the Distributor of the Year award in every consecutive year since 1998, and we also won it in 1993 and 1994.  We feature Contex large format scanners in solutions designed to help customers solve their large format problems. IDEAL’s solutions include scanning, indexing, archiving, scan to print, 2D to 3D conversions and 3D printing services. IDEAL’s solutions are designed to solve typical large format problems in the CAD, A/E/C, GIS, Color Graphics, and Reprographics markets.


Thanks again to all who have contributed to our success.