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    Default Convert pdf/dwf to dwg.

    Is there any way to convert a pdf/dwf format file (created using autoCAD) to dwg format.

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    Default Re: Convert pdf/dwf to dwg.

    Yes

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    You can "underlay" a DWF since AC2008, and a PDF since AC2009. Works a lot like an XRef.

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    ... Or if you want to be able to edit it ...

    Google "DWF to DWG" or "PDF to DWG" there's a few proggies which can do this for you in a snap.

    If you don't want to pay for anything , then produce a PDF from the DWF (something like PDFCreator). Then use GhostScript with GSView & PStoEdit addon. You can save any PostScript file (PS, EPS or PDF) to various formats including DXF.

    Just take note that both PDF and DWF will produce "not so good" results. E.g. dashed lines become short portions of continuous lines. And also everything is scaled as if plotted, so you may have to scale it up to get back to a 1:1 factor. But biggest prob is accuracy. Since both formats are only concerned with printing at a reasonably readable resolution (e.g. 600DPI), you may find that linework scaled from these get strange lengths.
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    Thank you irneb

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    Default Re: Convert pdf/dwf to dwg.

    Quote Originally Posted by hareeshmb.219554 View Post
    Is there any way to convert a pdf/dwf format file (created using autoCAD) to dwg format.

    -hari-
    You can also follow the steps to import PDF into AutoCAD.
    http://linkin-corner.blogspot.com/20...o-autocad.html

    But for DWF drawings, you need to search for 3rd party converters.

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    Open the DWF in DWF Viewer, copy it to the clipboard, switch to AutoCAD, run the PASTESPEC command, choose AutoCAD entities.

    Keep in mind the result will NOT be the same as the original drawing since much of the accuracy is lost when converted to DWF, not to mention things like blocks, dimstyles, layers, textstyles, etc., may not survive the trip.

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    Default Re: Convert pdf/dwf to dwg.

    Adobe Illustrator can export a pdf to dwg format.
    It will give you vectors if the pdf wasn't made via a method that rasterized it.

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    I found a software named PDF to DWG Converter which converts may drawing perfectly, almost retain all entities as original AutoCAD drawing, be easy to use and yes it is also totally editable.

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    I use this software on a free download...

    http://www.aidecad.com/

    The trial version allows a limited number of conversions (Can't remember how many) - Once I have used all my allocation, I unload and clean my registry
    of all of the Aide CAD components and then download it again - And re-use.

    You may need to "re-scale" your drawing once the conversion is complete, but the results are very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeRobinson View Post
    I use this software on a free download...

    http://www.aidecad.com/

    The trial version allows a limited number of conversions (Can't remember how many) - Once I have used all my allocation, I unload and clean my registry
    of all of the Aide CAD components and then download it again - And re-use.

    You may need to "re-scale" your drawing once the conversion is complete, but the results are very good.
    I tried this, but even removing things in the registry is says the trial has expired?!

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    Yes, probably due to people doing this very thing. They've probably now changed where they save when the 1st time install happened. Doing what Mike Robinson suggests is actually illegal. If you want to keep on using the product you should buy it. If you don't want to pay for it, you should use some other free product like I've shown in post #2.
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