What your drawing archives
should look like.



We are the drawing specialists. Our hands-on approach starts in your back room.
Whether you want paper drawings converted to digital, one optimized MasterCAD drawing, or superior drawing management, we are your one-stop solution.


Convert paper to AutoCAD

DCM turns your drawings—in any format, in any condition—into top-quality CAD conversions. Our unique process combines automation with hands on digitization and eight points of Quality Control so that your conversion drawings are accurate and ready for immediate use. We take pride in our quick turnaround and the most affordable rates on the market. We are the company of choice for engineers, architects and planners who need cost-effective drawings.

One Master Drawing

You have years of information from renovations, additions and modifications. Trap all of this information into one layered single source drawing. Save time, money, and frustration with a custom MasterCAD baseline drawing. We merge, edge-match and integrate all relevant sketches, notes, markups and drawings so you have ONE optimized file—problem solved.

Drawing Management System

Reams of musty paper rolls, or searchable software? Don’t settle for outdated, damaged, disorganized blueprints—your drawings are irreplaceable assets! DCM turns your messy back room into optimized, manageable digital files. All of your drawings loaded into one powerful digital library! In a few clicks you can find, store, update, and retrieve your drawings with our user-friendly interface. Our Drawing Management System (DMS) pulls up the right drawing quickly. You know it’s current and you know it’s accurate!


COST SAVINGS DCM vs. in-house

Collect. Convert. Manage.

We take pride in our top-quality CAD conversions and affordable rates. A typical turnaround time for 1-5 “D-size” sheets is 3 days. If you convert documents in-house, this will cost you $42/hr x 3 days = $1008.

What do we charge?
$252 — You save $756 by choosing DCM!

Drawing Conversions

No canned software. No bulk batch drawing conversions.
That approach is fast and cheap but low in quality and security.

Hands-on corrections
No drawing conversion is 100% accurate run through high-volume process alone. And yet, this is where many of our competitors sign-off. There is no magic software that can perform a trustworthy, complete drawing conversion. DCM automates what can be automated for efficiency but then each drawing conversion is manually manipulated—our hands-on touch!—to correct and redraw what the automation process misses.
We fine-tune each drawing conversion by putting it through our proprietary 8-point Quality Control. We apply drafting principles, CAD standards, and your specifications. The appointed Production Manager looks it over to make sure your drawing is complete and ready for immediate use. 
Repeat customers
Our high-quality product has resulted in a repeat client base of North American firms such as Stantec, The Army Corps of Engineers, Platte River Power Authority, and many others.

Free up your resources and save money with ready-to-use drawings in just three days—Problem solved!


Maybe it’s time to clean up your paper mess and get digital files. Or maybe you’re ready to layer all of your files into one working document. Perhaps you’re at the stage where you want management software?

We've got answers!

Blueprints were all the rage back in the day!

But…they get lost. And they’re not waterproof. Or fireproof. You can’t back them up, or find what you need in a few clicks. And if you find that blueprint on the shelf……….is it the most current version?


Blueprints cause all the rage today!

DCM can help!

Who we are:

Working with the medical industry gave DCM valuable insight. Medical personnel were frustrated with the amount of time lost searching for documents and discovering, once this document was found, that it was not the correct version. Not only was this a significant loss of time and money, it identified a lack of security of valuable assets. DCM went to work to build a solution for the medical field. The result was the introduction of the Document Management System (DMS) in 2006. Our DMS software is powerful, but user-friendly, making it the solution of choice for medical facilities. Our solution solved the problem of hours wasted looking for drawings. The demand for the DMS in this field drove us to make it better. We increased our capacity and streamlined our processes to bring our clients more for less. By doing so, we were able to reduce our costs by as much as 35%, a savings passed on to our end-users. As we continue to improve our DMS, we have been able to reduce our pricing each year. The result is one we’re proud of. DCM’s Document Management System now manages 21 Canadian health care organizations in 46 locations, and 34 schools in Ontario. Our most recent honour was being chosen by Environment Canada for their drawing management system.
Hands on!

We like to get our hands dirty! Many drawing conversion companies throw software at a project as the only solution. But what about your back room shelves full of paper? This is where DCM makes a difference.

From start to finish we are a hands-on company. We come to you, audit your archives, identify duplicates and superceeded documents, carefully scan them to digital, and catalogue the critical information. We are proud of our whole-solution from start to delivery.


Our drawing conversion quality has a trusted history. Helping you improve your bottom line really does matter to DCM! Document Conversion Management Inc. proudly serves a repeat client base of over 200 from coast to coast across Canada and the United States. For over 27 years, we have organized and managed thousands of drawings in the industrial and engineering sectors (civil, electrical, mechanical and structural). In recent years DCM has grown into managing digital format for the military, architectural firms, utilities, medical facilities, power plants, courthouses, manufacturers, school boards, and many others. 

Customer Service

Our quality drawing conversions and DMS provide a comprehensive drawing management solution, but it is our customer service that puts us at the top. We are there long after the initial work is complete. Our clients appreciate the long-term benefit of an ongoing relationship because of our commitment to customer service. We are a friendly bunch! As we continue to grow, our goal remains the same: provide precise drawing solutions at a competitive price and back it up with industry-respected customer service and support. Current clients and new clients can expect the best value on the market from DCM.

Years of experience

Facilities using our DMS

Repeat clients

Drawings processed

Our team is built on innovation and creativity in the pursuit of excellence. In competitive bidding against major companies such as IBM and Bell Canada, DCM has come out on top because of our inclusive offering, pricing, and superior customer service.

The benefit of using DCM?

Time Saved. What happens when your long-time employee who “knows just where everything is” retires? Paper products aren’t dependable, accurate, or the best solution. We modernize your document workflow. You decide which components of our full-solution you need.

From chaos to organized management

DCM gets you there by offering 4 services:



We go through your inventory of drawings, specifications, manuals, etc. We audit your facility drawings and documents and capture all data to digital. Good-bye yellowed rolls of paper and rubber bands!


Mechanical drawings, electrical drawings, architectural floor plans, maps, schematics, sketches, markups, tiffs, PDFs and raster files—even photographs!—scanned and converted to AutoCAD and Microstation platforms.



Once your inventory is organized and your documents converted, the next step is to optimize your files by layering everything into one master single-source CAD drawing.


Access your files with software that comes bundled with our iron-clad service and support. Click a button at your desk! You control your drawings with a user-friendly interface.

A typical hospital facility manages over 75 000 drawings, from fire protection systems to medical gas distribution. With over 6100 hospital facilities in North America, that’s more than 450 million drawings.

Our founders

Julie Mitchell

Julie Mitchell

Director of Sales & Marketing

Julie's bio

Julie’s dedication to DCM Inc. started when the doors first opened in 2004. Since then she has been hands-on in the development of DCM’s products and services. Julie has a unique ability to foster close relationships with her clients, ensuring customer service is number one. As her customer’s voice, Julie’s insight has been critical in improving DCM’s document management system. This has created significant opportunities for DCM and our customers. Her love of travel works well with her career, but in her spare time you will find her planning the next adventure with her family and friends. Julie continues to build strong networks and is the face of DCM Inc for new prospects. Her knowledge, hard work, professionalism, determination and vision reach each of DCM’s clients and inspires our company as a whole.

Office: 705-878-7326 ex. 221
Cell: 705-341-8117
Toll Free: 1-855-858-CADD

Darryl Mitchell

Darryl Mitchell

Director of Operations

Darryl's bio

An industry expert with over 17 years working with drawings in engineering and manufacturing environments, Darryl brings accuracy to the family business. He oversees engineering, production, IT, and facilities for DCM. In addition to his daily roles, Darryl manages all strategic planning and organization, ensuring flawless quality control and client satisfaction with each job folder. At home on the outskirts of Historical Lindsay, Darryl and his wife Tammy are raising their four children. In his spare time he enjoys crafting wood and working on their dream home. Family and friends would say that Darryl approaches his personal life, as well as his business, with a can-do attitude. Profoundly driven and perfectionist by nature, Darryl strives to automate processes, and systemize operating structures. His calculating, sharp business management skills have raised DCM above the competition.

Office: 705-878-7326 ex. 225
Cell: 705-431-2097
Toll Free: 1-855-858-CADD

Darrell Mitchell

Darrell Mitchell

Founding President & CEO

Darrell's bio

After 25 years of executive management in the industry, Darrell leveraged his experience and passion to start DCM Inc. over a decade ago. His entrepreneurial vision and determination has grown his company with over 80 facilities using DCM’s well-known document management system. His passion for people and his pursuit for excellence at DCM is evidenced in his hand-picked “A team” of employees, who meet every job with enthusiasm and accuracy. Darrell is committed to his employees and devotes his time to analyzing business models, always striving to achieve more. In Darrell’s spare time he can be found tinkering around the house, catching the Nascar race, deep into a book, or playing with his 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He shares his home with his wife/soul mate, Cindy, of over 36 years. Darrell’s passion for sensible business solutions has gained him recognition in the medical sector. By invitation, he has been the keynote speaker on document management three times at the Canadian Health Care Engineering Society national convention. His drive and fact-based thinking has steered DCM Inc from the ground up.

Office: 705-878-7326 ex. 223
Cell: 705-878-7730
Toll Free: 1-855-858-CADD

Frequently Asked Questions

Making the choice to manage your drawings digitally is a smart one. Since every client has different needs, DCM provides a per-client custom solution. Here are some of the frequently asked questions from new clients.

Have a different question?

Please email us!
What kind of clients do you work with?
DCM works with virtually anyone who requires access to drawings on a regular basis. Project Managers, Maintenance Managers, Tradespeople, Facility Managers, Planning Directors, Engineers, Architects and Administrators in Hospitals, School boards, Public Utilities, Government Facilities and Civil Infrastructure all benefit from DCM’s unique solutions.
What is your turn around time?
A typical turnaround time for 1-5 “E-size” sheets is 3 days.
How is DCM different?
We work from the ground floor up. The first step is to collect your old paper drawings with care. We sort through each drawing—with our own eyes—identifying the relevant documents. We apply searchable information tags, and trap the digital files that are current and correct. We go the extra mile compared to our competitors with our “hands-on” approach.
What is a baseline operation drawing?
Maintenance staff are responsible for managing years of project drawings for reference. There might be an original base drawing when the building was built, but over time multiple projects add to and alter that original drawing. Having to review each of these drawings to maintain the building becomes a time-consuming task. Especially if one or more of the drawings have damage. The solution to this problem is to have ONE reference drawing relating to ONE discipline in ONE area of the building. DCM reviews all current drawings, consolidates them, matches the edges and creates baseline operation drawings for each floor and discipline. The baseline drawings can be uploaded into your DMS for immediate access and use by staff.
What is an audit?

We sort, compare, and tag your documents and produce a comprehensive report that details your new document inventory status: Most current version (Master), old versions (Superseded) or duplicates (duplicate copy with no mark-ups).

What is cataloguing?
Your drawing inventory is housed in SQL databases. We capture 10 to 20 points of critical information for each document including discipline, floor, dates of origin, and revision. Everything customized to each unique facility. Everything required to find a drawing quickly. Each of these catalogued documents are labelled with a unique ID#.

What our clients say


I would like to provide to you and your staff our sincere appreciation for the very professional and cost effective job well done. Toronto East General Hospital

We are extremely satisfied… The work was performed on time, on budget, and in a professional matter meeting our needs. Manager, Facilities & Development

DCM Inc. provided OSMH with a service that has been efficient, accurate, and effective in all respects. Soldiers Memorial Hospital