PDF to CAD Converter
PDF to CAD Converter
Convert PDF to CAD Format
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The PDF format is probably the most popular way to share a drawing because of its platform independency.
It 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:
In the video above we do convert only a single page from a PDF file to DXF, but you can use the Batch PDF to CAD feature
to convert each page in a multi page PDF file into individual DXF files.
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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A fully functional evaluation copy can be downloaded from our web site. The downloaded product will run in evaluation mode for a period of 30 days. If you want to continue to use the product after this period, you're required purchase a license.
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: