AutoDWG PDF to DWG Converter User Guide

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Introduction  ...................................................................................................................................................... ‐ 1 ‐    1.    1.1 PDF to DWG Converter Features:  ........................................................................................................... ‐ 1 ‐    1.2 Quick Start ................................................................................................................................................. ‐ 1 ‐    1.3 Settings and Options ................................................................................................................................ ‐ 2 ‐    1.4 Command Lists ......................................................................................................................................... ‐ 3 ‐    1.5 FAQ ............................................................................................................................................................. ‐ 3 ‐    2.    2.1 Key Features .............................................................................................................................................. ‐ 4 ‐    2.2 System Requirements .............................................................................................................................. ‐ 4 ‐    2.3 Steps to convert PDF into DWG and DXF: ............................................................................................ ‐ 5 ‐    2.4 Differences between PDFs ...................................................................................................................... ‐ 6 ‐    2.5 How can I identify the PDF types? ......................................................................................................... ‐ 7 ‐    2.6 Convert raster PDF to vector DWG ........................................................................................................ ‐ 7 ‐    2.7 Check out the Conversion Result  ........................................................................................................... ‐ 8 ‐    2.8 F.A.Q: .......................................................................................................................................................... ‐ 8 ‐    PDF to DWG Converter Stand-Alone ................................................................................................... ‐ 4 ‐  PDFIn PDF to DWG Converter ............................................................................................................... ‐ 1 ‐ 

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1. 1.2 Quick Start Easy as 1. 2000/i and R14. ‐ 1 ‐  Copyright 2001-2012 AutoDWG   Email: info@autodwg. 2008. one is PDFIn PDF to DWG Converter version. High quality. Compare with redraw whole drawing. and the third is PDF to DWG Pro Batch version. this program will save a ton. 2004. 2. 4. 3 Step 1: Run AutoCAD Step 2: From command line enter: PDFin Step 3: Select a PDF file and press [Convert]                      Please wait a few moments while the program is processing. PDFIn PDF to DWG Converter PDFIn PDF to DWG Converter. Convert vector PDF file to native DWG file. this is because PDF file format losses part of original design details.autodwg. 2011. second is PDF to DWG Converter Stand-Alone version.1 PDF to DWG Converter Features: 1. 2. 2005. which has three different versions. 2002. ease of use. 2009. 1. there may still touch up jobs required. 2007. but to make it a perfectly. Accepts single page and multipage PDF input.com http://www. then your file conversion is Done! You will find the converted drawing looks really good and – it is editable. Plug into AutoCAD 2013(32bit).com . 2010. 2006. It supports AutoCAD versions from R14 to 2013. an AutoCAD Add-in helps you import PDF file and save as dwg or dxf file. which can convert vector and text objects perfectly. 3.AutoDWG PDF to DWG Converter Introduction AutoDWG PDF to DWG Converter allows you to convert PDF to DWG and DXF with high quality. 2012.

This  option  allows  you  to  retain  line  width  in  PDF. For advanced settings. Select page(s) in the PDF file to be converted.autodwg. you may select to only save outer  lines of solid entities.  To  retain  solid  entity  in  PDF.3 Settings and Options The dialog-box explained explains itself.  if  you  want  to  reduce  drawing  size  and  fast  loading  in AutoCAD.com http://www.  and  make  your  drawing  looks  same  as  the  PDF. Browse and select your PDF file to be  converted. please press this tab  Enter scale to correct drawing scale – make it  real  scale  out  of  drawing  scales. it will convert all pages.      ‐ 2 ‐  Copyright 2001-2012 AutoDWG   Email: info@autodwg.  Or. To select only few pages is sometimes useful and will save a lot of time.AutoDWG PDF to DWG Converter 1. especially if you’ve got a datasheet with over 100 pages in a PDF.  or  make  it  clean  and  neat  –  throw  line  width information out. please add hyphen between     the pages. Different page numbers should be separated by commas and when you are converting serial pages. please find more details as follows: PDF preview area.com .  Please  find  more tips follows. as default. you may press “left” “right” arrow button to switch pages.

com .Arx PDFImport14.com http://www.AutoDWG PDF to DWG Converter 1. From Command Line Enter "ARX". C:\Program Files\AutoDWG\PDF to DWG Converter). (For Example: "C:\Program Files\AutoDWG\PDFIn PDF to DWG Converter") Select Appropriate Arx Version According To Your AutoCAD Version.4 Command Lists PDFIn PDF to DWG Converter supports following commands: PDFIn PDF2DWG PDFInMenu PDFRegisterIt / PDFReg AutodwgPDFHelp / AutodwgHelp Import PDF File Into AutoCAD Convert Each Page In PDF File Into DWG Files Individually Add The PDFIn Menu Into The AutoCAD Main Menu Register The PDFIn Program PDFIn Help 1.Arx PDFImport27.Exe And Launch The AutoCAD Again.5 FAQ Q: I Type PDFIn In AutoCAD Command Line.G. (2) Please Launch AutoCAD. And Then Press "L" To Load.Arx PDFImport24.Arx PDFImport2x. And Then Go To The Program Folder Where PDF To DWG Converter Installed.autodwg.Arx PDFImport210. Run The Program Autoload.Arx AutoCAD2013(32bit) AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012 AutoCAD 2007/2008/2009 AutoCAD 2004/2005/2006 AutoCAD 2000/2002 AutoCAD R14 ‐ 3 ‐  Copyright 2001-2012 AutoDWG   Email: info@autodwg. But It Prompts: Unknown Command You Can Try As Followings: (1) Go The Program Folder Where PDF To DWG Converter Installed (E. PDFImport213. See The Table Below.

AutoDWG PDF to DWG Converter 2. High Performance.autodwg. 2. Win7. and Easy to us.com http://www. Win8 CPU: Pentium or AMD. HDD: software installation requires 20 MB free spaces. High Quality. 2.com .1 Key Features          No AutoCAD requested. ‐ 4 ‐  Copyright 2001-2012 AutoDWG   Email: info@autodwg. Adaptive scale. Convert PDF file into native DWG and DXF file. PDF to DWG Converter Stand-Alone PDF to DWG Stand-Alone version is a stand-alone application which allows you to convert PDF files to DWG or DXF files in few easy steps and without need of AutoCAD.2 System Requirements OS: 32bit or 64bit Windows XP. Vista. PDF Preview before conversion. P4 or faster CPU is recommended RAM: upper than 512MB is recommended. Solid entities supported. It supports AutoCAD versions from R14 to 2012. Raster vectioization. Line width adjustable. Accepts single page and multi-page PDF input.

Different page numbers should be separated by commas and when you are converting serial pages. the default scale for the conversion is 1:1. 6. Step3: Convert with the original drawing scale. However.com . 5-8. please open up the converted drawing with AutoCAD. the converter software will bring the details of PDF vector entities and extract them directly to be saved into .dxf drawing. To correct the scale.com http://www.dwg/. when the PDF is created. 5. 23" as well. and measure the length of this entities. and then select all entities. and the entities dimension marked as 1.3 Steps to convert PDF into DWG and DXF: Step1: Add source PDF and choose the destination. check out one entities with dimension details. please add hyphen between the pages.5. then the drawing will enlarge/shrink to a correct scale. and enter the scale 0. 23". Regards to the scale of the drawing.5 drawing unit.AutoDWG PDF to DWG Converter 2. 7. there could be scales that changes. please choose your page numbers and convert. then please correct the scale with entering AutoCAD command: Scale. If you would like to convert single page or separated pages in a PDF.autodwg. you can enter the pages in the Pages column or just enter in "2. choose a base point. if you are converting pages "2.dwg and the original . For example.PDF. ‐ 5 ‐  Copyright 2001-2012 AutoDWG   Email: info@autodwg. so that the scale won't changed between the created . 8. The output file name and path will be automatically generated. you can also manually choose the file location and file name. Step2: Choose pages to convert. say measured as 0.

1. or which were plotted by AutoCAD software. one line is measured as 371. for example AutoDWG PDF converter. 2. please re-run this value into the AutoDWG converter software to finish the convert process and then you will have the exact scale which it should be.AutoDWG PDF to DWG Converter The value enters for the scale change should be: dimension marked divided by the measured drawing unit.4 Differences between PDFs There are different methods of creating different types of PDF files. and with that PDF's generated by automatically converter software. typically. Raster PDF--. this will take more time to convert and convert result will depends on how good the scan images are.com http://www. scale 1.AutoDWG creates crystal clear and editable DWG's with Vector type of PDF files. this will request tracing of lines by AutoDWG software.000=0. For example.000.autodwg. so that you will get various qualities of created CAD drawing files when converting them back into vector formats of DWG and DXF. Vector PDF files --.74/371.com . then the correction value of scale should be 27.typically the scanned PDF files.074771. a drawing which is converted with default setting. however the actual value marked in the source drawing is 27. 2.74. the PDF files which were derived from DWG files with Adobe Distiller. ‐ 6 ‐  Copyright 2001-2012 AutoDWG   Email: info@autodwg. there are only bitmapped image of the sheets. called raster to vector conversion.

‐ 7 ‐  Copyright 2001-2012 AutoDWG   Email: info@autodwg.com .AutoDWG PDF to DWG Converter 2. Step 2: Check the option of "Convert scanned image to vector object". 2.autodwg.6 Convert raster PDF to vector DWG If the PDF is a raster PDF. Step 3: Set the tracing line type and the image background color to convert.com http://www. please set the "image option" first: Step 1: Switch to the "Scanned Image" tab.5 How can I identify the PDF types? If you open a PDF. If the zoom in reveals jaggy lines it is raster PDF. zoom in to most details level and still see smooth lines you are seeing vector PDF.

please do not set the option above or just select to convert "import scanned image directly". ‐ 8 ‐  Copyright 2001-2012 AutoDWG   Email: info@autodwg. Please also take a look at the "image option". another is a "R2V Page" and this is a vector drawing which is editable.8 F. 2.AutoDWG PDF to DWG Converter If you just need to convert the vector part of the PDF and leave the raster partition in the converted drawing. there will be 2 drawings created after conversion.com http://www. lines and arcs are removable or editable. one is the model space and it contains an image background.A.com . And the DWG in the "Images" is the editable drawing which you need.Q: Q: Is the converted drawing editable? Can I remove a line or trim it? AutoDWG creates editable DWGs with vector or raster type of PDF files. if you have selected the "Create individual DWG file per image".7 Check out the Conversion Result The converted dwg file usually has two spaces.autodwg. Please open the "R2V page" and enter "zoom" + "e" in command line to zoom extents the editable drawing. for example. same as the native AutoCAD drawing. 2. One will directly be in the output folder and another will be in the "Images" folder.

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