Bureau Services

Do you often have to update or modify scanned engineering drawings or maps? Are you forced to convert raster lines, arcs, and text to vector for use in AutoCAD-based products as part of your drawing, model, or design? Not any more, here at CDSS we have the tools in terms of software and well trained manpower to interactively convert raster to vector to accelerate project turn around and efficiency.
We help you unlock the value of scanned drawings and maps, aerial photos, satellite imagery and digital elevation models, after vectorization these documents could very easily modified to reflect changes that have occurred over time, this improves decision making and enhances presentations.

Need to plot or print large engineering drawings, maps or plans in color or monochrome and in sizes ranging from A3 to A0, then look no further than CDSS.
Drawings or maps can come in different industry standard data formats like Dwg, Dxf, Shp all of which are plotted according to design scale or specific client requirements. Utilizing the latest in the HP Designjet plotter series this service gives you high quality paper plans and drawings to use in presentations and as part of Tender or Proposal documents.

Using state-of-the-art printing technology from industry leader Hewlett-Packard, we now offer large format plotting services at a surprisingly reasonable cost. These services are being taken advantage of by an increasing assortment of professionals, including: architects, engineers, photographers, artists, publishers, lawyers, etc.

Any professional who needs large visual aids for presentations can enjoy our quick turn around and high quality that will give you the edge over your competition. All large-format plots are produced on an HP 755C (A0) Size Color DesignJet Plotter located at our Service Centre at Falomo while the DesignJet 500 24" for (A1) size plotter is at our Head Office in Gbagada. Contact us for the pricing of these services.


CDSS's Raster to Vector conversion (also known as R2V) caters to the diverse CAD drafting needs of our clients. You can use our raster to vector (R2V) services to convert architectural, mechanical and various technical drawings, maps, archive drawings, schematic diagrams even photos and other types of line artwork from raster to different vector formats. We can customize our services to address specific needs of clients, never force-fitting customers into a standardized framework. We can work on over 300 different image formats such as IMG, JPEG, PCX, PDF, PICT, GIF, TIFF, etc. and convert them into fully editable multilayer digital formats.

Companies often don't have the resources to convert raster images into fully editable digital formats. That's where CDSS fits in; we start with a blank document and recreate the output using AutoCAD (DWG, DXF), Coreldraw (CDR), etc. We can give you a manual, auto-vectorized or a hybrid (combination of manual vectorization and auto-vectorization) output according to your preference.
The advantages of using CDSS's raster to vector conversion services are:

  1. The final output is editable and will be in DXF, DWG or DGN formats (we re-create the drawing as a new file).
  2. We will create as many layers as you require. We can generate separate layers for dimensions, text, body, hidden lines, and centerlines.
  3. Text is separated and has its own layer.
  4. Dimensions are intact and are shown in a separate layer.
  5. We use blocks for different entities (doors, windows, plumbing fixtures, electrical fixtures, etc.).

The final vector file has no jaggedness, no loss in detail and can be printed at any resolution or any size. This vector drawing can be scaled up or down without any loss in quality. We actually redraw your drawing and can guarantee you 100% accuracy in the final file. Moreover, the archive of the vector artwork can be used for manuals, brochures, newspapers and many other applications. Our comprehensive raster to vector conversion solutions make hundreds of clients exclusively rely on us. See for yourself the impressive transformations that can be done using our raster to vector services.


To ensure readability in the future, if a document imaging system is to be used for digital archiving, the files should be stored in a non propriety format. The computer industry advances so quickly that storing document images or text files in a propriety format may leave a company held hostage to the fortunes and whims of a single company.
At this time, we offer the following storage options;

  • Magnetic Media (Hard Drives)

  • Compact Discs

  • DVDs

  • Magnetic-Optical Storage

It now depends on you to state which of the options you want.


CDSS, founded in 1989, provides professional design and consulting services in:

  • Planning

  • Engineering (mechanical, civil and building),

  • Architecture,

  • Surveying & GIS, and

  • Project management.

Our consulting services combine proven, disciplined approaches with real-world experience. We support our public and private sector clients at every stage, from initial concept and design stage to project completion and beyond. We have of well trained staff who cater for all the design needs of our clients in whatever field that they require.