FAQ

How is the service offered by Delta-T Digital Archiving different from other scanning / archiving companies?

We use Adobe Acrobat to archive your drawings and documents.

You will be able to view your archived documents in the easy-to-use, widely distributed PDF format using Adobe Reader. A copy of the Adobe Reader is provided with each archived project. You are not required to purchase software or pay maintenance fees when you choose Delta-T Digital Archiving Ltd.

We will only produce high quality archives.

We scan drawings at high resolution to produce quality zoom features and to ensure that printouts of the drawings are of the highest quality. Most companies scan documents and drawings at lower settings or "automatic" settings that produce only readable results.

We will only produce useful archives.

We will combine all related drawings and documents into a single file for fast retrieval through indexing and keyword searches. All drawings are book marked and appropriately named (e.g. E3.2 - FIRST FLOOR PLAN - AREA C - LIGHTING).

Because of our extensive knowledge of construction documents, we rarely need assistance from you or your staff

We can transform an entire plan room into a searchable digital archive with little or no assistance from you or your staff.

We will organize and index your documents.

We create digitally archived documents that are organized, indexed, and easy to search by word, document name, or drawing number.


Other frequently asked questions.

What is your turn-around time for projects?

We can typically complete smaller projects (i.e. an Elementary School with 150 - 200 drawings and 4,000 - 6,000 pages) in 1 - 2 weeks. Larger projects with 1,000 drawings or more and 20,000 pages or more can take 4 - 6 weeks.

Can you archive old drawings and documents?

Yes, we have produced quality archives from drawings dating from the early 1900s. We have also produced quality archives from actual blueprints and drawings on foam board, linen, and discolored mylar.

How much does your service cost?

We provide quotes on a project basis.

Are there any hidden fees?

No, there are never any costs for software licensing, installation, or maintenance. We do not charge for additional CDs or DVDs and you may make your own copies of those that you receive from us.

Will I have to purchase software or equipment to view the archived data?

Absolutely not. The archived drawings and documents are in the PDF format and can be viewed on any computer or mobile device that is compatible with the free Adobe Reader.

Do you only archive construction documents?

Absolutely not. We can archive non-construction documents and drawings. However, we focus on construction documents since that is our industry of expertise.

Can you archive documents on-site?

We can archive documents on-site. However, we prefer to archive all documents at our facility because of the added cost of transporting and setting up large equipment.