Automated transfer of hand-drawn construction plans into 3D models





    Let’s say, you are sitting with a colleague or a client at a café and talk shop. You have a great architectural design idea and would love to explain it to the person you are speaking to. And what better way to explain it than to visualize it. To make a simple blueprint sketch. If you have nothing better at hand, you grab a napkin and a pen and start putting it on paper. And when you are done, a miracle happens, and you can see that you have managed to get your idea across.

    An hour later your coffee companion calls you and says: “You know, I have been thinking about this thing we talked about and the sketch you made, and I believe it could be a very cool project. Do you think you could send me something to chew on, so that we could set up a meeting next week? Thanks”. If, for whatever reason, you decided to take your drawing with you and put the napkin in your pocket as you were leaving, you can reconstruct your track of thought and even reproduce it using some software (if you know how to use one, that is.)

    But what if (for whatever reason) you cannot turn your drawing into a digital format? Or worse – what if you left the napkin on the table or threw it away? Suddenly, the task begins to grow at a threatening pace. Now you have to remember exactly the way you laid it out and reproduce the drawing or ask someone else to help you and create a digital replica of that drawing – or your idea that brought the drawing to life in the first place.

    With Celekohr, your problem may not even happen. You photograph your drawing on that napkin, upload it to Celekohr, and your drawing is quickly transformed into two-dimensional, vectorized lines and curves. Some sketches could even be converted into 3D print files. So, when you get that phone call, chances are you will say “Sure, I will be sending it to you right away. Shall I also bring a 3D model with me to the meeting?”

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