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    Question Convert a PDF into a DWG

    Hi guys,
    I received a few pdf. files with dwgs. that embedded within. Is it possible to convert (or scan) so it became editable?( since drawings show the casting of a objects so it is difficult to work with when they are not to scale).

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    Default Re: Convert a PDF into a DWG

    You will never get a pdf to be back to the perfect scale that AutoCad creates them in, you can get it close, however, as long as you have the software to do it. The only thing I have found that does this is Adobe Illustrator, which will convert pdf's back to vector format.
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    Default Re: Convert a PDF into a DWG

    Quote Originally Posted by carl_hd_collins
    You will never get a pdf to be back to the perfect scale that AutoCad creates them in, you can get it close, however, as long as you have the software to do it. The only thing I have found that does this is Adobe Illustrator, which will convert pdf's back to vector format.
    is that program an expensive add on or a stand alone to adobe?
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    Default Re: Convert a PDF into a DWG

    Illustator is a separate application from Adobe like Acrobat and Photoshop.
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    It's not as expensive as Photoshop, but it ain't too cheap neither. Retails from Adobe website at $499, which is £1-38 in English, I think....
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    Default Re: Convert a PDF into a DWG

    Quote Originally Posted by huuthu_nguyen
    Hi guys,
    I received a few pdf. files with dwgs. that embedded within. Is it possible to convert (or scan) so it became editable?( since drawings show the casting of a objects so it is difficult to work with when they are not to scale).
    Some tips here:

    http://rkmcswain.blogspot.com/2006/0...df-to-dwg.html
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    Default Re: Convert a PDF into a DWG

    CorelDraw can convert pdf to dxf as well, but ghostscript seems to do a much better job.
    Last edited by scott.wilcox; 2006-08-02 at 02:13 PM. Reason: clarified initial comment
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    Default Re: Convert a PDF into a DWG

    Last edited by Mike.Perry; 2006-08-02 at 01:44 AM. Reason: What is a "search forum", lets try "forum search".

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    Default Re: Convert a PDF into a DWG

    ..and if that's not enough to confuse you, here are some more resources

    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=e...ch&sa=N&tab=wg

    http://www.caddigest.com/subjects/pd...d_drawings.htm
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    Default Re: Convert a PDF into a DWG

    go to the Web site below to down load free software to convert PDF to DWG

    http://www.aidecad.com/

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