How do you convert your JPG files (also known as JPEG) to AutoCAD’s DWG format? Essentially, this requires a process of vectorization, which can be done manually (by tracing over the JPG image) or by using auto-vectorization software (which is imperfect but cheap).

JPG format is essentially a file format for storing images, including photographs and line art. It is a popular format for high color depth images. JPG files are popular because of their easy view-ability, but a JPG file is not easily editable in its original form. Solution: can convert JPG to DWG and enhance the JPG files without any loss of information or clarity.

We rely mainly on a manual process, but can also use auto-vectorization software if the quality of the output is not a major issue for you. Most of our clients insist on manual vectorization.

Advantages of using our JPG to DWG conversion services to convert image to DWG:

  • Our manual JPG to DWG conversions are fully editable, multi-layer and are 100% dimensionally accurate.
  • We follow AIA layering standards and can also accommodate your layering standards.
  • The final output is editable and will be in DWG format because we create the drawing as a new file.
  • We can create as many layers as you require. We generate separate layers for dimensions, text, body, hidden lines, and centerlines, etc.
  • Text is separated and has its own layer and is recognizable as text.
  • Dimensions are intact and are shown by a separate layer.

Image to DWG or JPG to DWG conversions are vectorized artwork which are scalable and do not get pixilated when you enlarge the image. These DWG files can be used at any scale and for many purposes. As they are high in resolution, expanding the image has no effect on quality or clarity. With the use of our manual vectorization techniques we can convert your images into scalable vectorized artwork.

Our Unique Selling Proposition: Quality

As you may have already discovered, there are dozens of software companies that provide software to convert JPG files automatically into DWG. Many people call this process “auto-vectorization”. Unfortunately, the quality of software-generated output is not acceptable to most architects, engineers or designers. That’s where comes in. When you need a quality solution, online conversion tools are just not good enough.

In terms of quality, we know we’re the best, and we’ll prove it to you. How? By offering you a free trial of our service. Compare our quality against that of any of our competitors. We are so confident in the quality of our work that we challenge you to find a better service provider. If you can find a company whose quality is better than ours, we’ll pay you $50. So far, we have never lost this challenge.


After your free trial, you may be wondering about the cost of our services. Given the fact that the quality of our CAD conversion services is unbeatable, you will find that our costs are comparable to other service providers, and we will match the cost of any other company that provides manual CAD conversion services.

US Presence

Unlike many of our competitors, we are based in the USA (Princeton, NJ), and our shareholders are all US-based. Unlike many of our competitors, you will never have to deal with late night conference calls, linguistic barriers or cultural misunderstandings.


What about confidentiality? As a division of an American company (Design Presentation Associates) we must maintain the security of our client’s digital content — it’s the law and the penalties are steep.

We’ve been the leader in JPG to DWG conversion for the past 15 years. Over this time, we’ve converted more close to a million drawings. Happily, we’ve never failed to maintain confidentiality.

The largest companies in the world trust us with their data, and we can provide references. We would be happy to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with you.

Still concerned? Another option is for you to hide key information (e.g. the title block) before sending us the file. You can add back the confidential information after you receive the converted DWG file.

Next Steps: Converting your JPG to DWG

We invite you to try our JPG to CAD conversion services. We would be happy to convert your JPG image into a fully editable CAD file. Just click on the “Get a free quote” button above to send us your JPG file now. We’ll do our best to get back to you with a quote later today or by tomorrow at the very latest.

Please use the “Get a Free Quote” button at the top of this page to submit your trial job. As you can see, there are two options, one for auto-vectorization (similar to other online solutions) and one for manual vectorization. For the highest quality, opt for manual JPG to DWG conversion.

We can also help you with PDF to DWG conversion.

If you have any questions, contact us by phone or email.