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jb33445
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Registered: ‎09-28-2009
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PDF to Dwg Converter

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12-09-2009 09:33 AM
We are in the market to purchase a PDF to Dwg Converter software. I would like some input from people who covert pdf drawings and convert to dwg

Thanks

Edited by: jb33445 on Dec 9, 2009 5:36 PM Edited by: jb33445 on Dec 9, 2009 5:37 PM
*Dean Saadallah
Message 2 of 9 (382 Views)

Re: PDF to Dwg Converter

12-09-2009 12:25 PM in reply to: jb33445
>>>...I would like some input from people who covert pdf drawings and
>>>convert to dwg...<<<

Try before you buy, not all converters are made equally.
Also know if your PDF is a plot (converts best) or a scan (POS result) ahead
of time, it controls expectations with the outcome.

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Randy_Culp
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Registered: ‎08-17-2007
Message 3 of 9 (382 Views)

Re: PDF to Dwg Converter

12-09-2009 02:50 PM in reply to: jb33445
Be aware that they probably sent you a PDF instead of a DWG for a reason.
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dmfrazier
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Re: PDF to Dwg Converter

12-10-2009 05:37 AM in reply to: jb33445
Interesting response.
The OP stated:
"We are in the market to purchase a PDF to Dwg Converter software. I would like some input from people who covert pdf drawings and convert to dwg."
I'm curious to know what "reason", if any, would impact the purchase decision.
*Terry W. Dotson
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Re: PDF to Dwg Converter

12-10-2009 06:13 AM in reply to: jb33445
jb33445 wrote:

> We are in the market to purchase a PDF to Dwg Converter software.

Take a look at http://www.dotsoft.com/pdfimport.htm.

Terry
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Randy_Culp
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Registered: ‎08-17-2007
Message 6 of 9 (382 Views)

Re: PDF to Dwg Converter

12-10-2009 07:19 AM in reply to: jb33445
Merely pointing out that the source of the PDF used that format for a reason. "Reverse engineering" as it were, that deliverable, and then altering that deliverable may have undesirable implications.
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dmfrazier
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Registered: ‎05-13-2003
Message 7 of 9 (382 Views)

Re: PDF to Dwg Converter

12-10-2009 07:41 AM in reply to: jb33445
Would you be willing to provide (general) information about the source of the PDFs that you hope to be able to convert to DWG, and the purpose of doing so?
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AmerieWhite
Posts: 32
Registered: ‎12-24-2008
Message 8 of 9 (382 Views)

Re: PDF to Dwg Converter

12-29-2009 06:10 AM in reply to: jb33445
You should search it online but not ask it here.
I'm using AutoDWG converter actually and I'll give my reason . We need to fix our old drawings (as most of them are scanned and the original DWG's cannot be recovered). I get converted drawings from the converter then. For the most the times it was just a raster to vector conversion, but does save me a lot of time to redraw the whole plan.
You can get more information here for the converter: http://www.autodwg.com/pdf-to-dwg-converter/
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cillehollingshead
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Registered: ‎02-02-2010
Message 9 of 9 (382 Views)

Re: PDF to Dwg Converter

02-02-2010 08:01 AM in reply to: jb33445
Usually you are sent pdf files for a reason....do you have the right to have the drawing in dwg? If so, request the drawing from your source. There must be legal implications for reproducing a drawing this way.

If I have assumed incorrectly, I apologize.
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