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PDF to CAD Converter

PDF to CAD Converter

Convert PDF to CAD Format
Convert your PDF files to DXF, DWF, HPGL/2, CGM and SVG

ViewCompanion Premium can create high quality CAD files from PDF files.


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PDF to CAD Converter

The PDF format is probably the most popular way to share a drawing because of its platform independency.
The PDF format is however not as useful if you later would like to edit, or make changes to, the file.


ViewCompanion Premium includes a feature named PDF to CAD, also called PDF to DXF, which can be used to create a fully editable CAD file from your PDF file.


With the PDF to CAD feature you can convert an Adobe PDF file into an Autodesk DXF file.
Any text in the PDF file will be converted into MTEXT entities, and layers will be converted into AutoCAD layers.
Other output formats are available; please see below for more information.


It is very easy to convert a PDF file to CAD format with ViewCompanion Premium, as you can see from the video below:

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In addition to DXF, you may convert your PDF files to Autodesk DWF, HPGL/2, CGM, Gerber and SVG file formats.
The quality of the conversion will be much higher if the PDF file was originally created by a CAD application.


Please note that PDF files that contains only raster data, for example scanned drawings, cannot be converted to a cad format by ViewCompanion.


ViewCompanion requires no additional applications, or drivers, to perform the PDF to CAD conversion.
You may find more information about PDF to CAD conversion in our blog, or you may read the PDF to CAD white paper (PDF).


AutoCAD DXF, Drawing Exchange Format, is a CAD format developed by Autodesk for enabling data interoperability between AutoCAD and other programs. The DXF format is compatible with all popular CAD systems.




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Do you want to add PDF to CAD conversion to your own application?

Both ScConverter and scViewerX can convert from PDF to DXF and many other formats.
A complete list of all input and output formats can be found on the product information pages:


scConverter Conversion DLL SDK

scViewerX ActiveX SDK