PDF to DWG:
First, you should ask the PDF file creator: maybe they don't want you to
have a DWG of it, or they do have one but it is not posted. It's always nice
to ask permission first.
PDF -> Adobe Illustrator -> DWG/DXF -> AutoCAD
PDF -> GhostScript + GSView + PStoEdit -> DXF -> AutoCAD
PDF -> Adobe Acrobat (free or full version) -> Copy/Paste -> AutoCAD
Open Adobe Illustrator version 10 (if you have it, if not, might
want to consider buying it), open the PDF, then Export to DXF format.
In AutoCAD, open the DXF file and save to DWG.
Get the freebie tools GhostScript + GSView + PStoEdit from the
Internet (any search engine will help you find them all), install
them all in the order noted above, download the quirky help files
that go with them, then open the PDF file in GSVIEW, then you use
the Edit>Convert to vector format... and pick the DXF option.
In AutoCAD, open the DXF file and save to DWG. The result is not
Adobe Acrobat Reader, open the PDF file, use the Graphics
Select Tool (in current version, click on arrow next to
Select Text), select the graphic(s) you want to bring in,
right-click and select Copy, then in AutoCAD right click and
select Paste: now you have an OLE image of the graphic to use
If you use the Text Select Tool in Acrobat, use PASTESPEC in
AutoCAD to bring it in as an MTEXT block: current text style
settings apply. This assumes the text in your PDF is text, and
was not saved as graphics.
NOTE: nothing will not covert a scan which has been converted
into pdf format however, so if the drawings you wish to convert
were scanned and then put into pdf format, you will have no luck.
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