Published November 2019.

EDI provided the SDSC-BW with around 1,000 technical drawings in PDF format. In these technical drawings, different standards are used for surface specifications, dimensions and references. The fonts of the product descriptions are not uniform and are often supplemented by handwritten notes due to changes in the product descriptions.

The work of the SDSC-BW experts focused mainly on the first step. Using state-of-the-art object recognition methods, they tried to detect the position of the dimensioning and simultaneously provide the angular information of the detected positions. For example, the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) method is very sensitive to the rotation of characters.

Data Innovation Community

Industrie 4.0

Project partner

Engineering Data Intelligence, Smart Data Solution Center Baden-Württemberg


Project duration

November 2019 – April 2020

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