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I am looking for a reasonably accurate + reliable pdf to dwg convertor... Anyone have any experience, recommendations...? I have tried using a couple though they have not been accurate (various scaling issues).
Would appreciate any insights.
next to impossible - if the pdf was created through a vector program u can use illustrator and "livetrace" the file. but even still its not the most accurate.
Ive also herd of rastorcad....i dunno much about it though
rhino imports/exports these file types. not sure about the scale issue though...
as far as live trace in illustrator, there's no need if it's already a vector based pdf--just open it up, ungroup as needed, and edit. raster based would be another issue
open it in illustrator then export as dwg.
Only works if the pdf still has all of its vector data embedded and isn't derived from a raster image though.
You can try this converter http://www.autodwg.com/pdf-to-dwg-converter/
as there is an option to set the scale of the conversion.
drop it in rhino and export as a .dwg file. keeps the lines clean and whatnot.
try download from http://www.pdftoflashconverter.com/dwg-to-pdf.htm
dwg to pdf
we need to see what you're working with for quality, resolution etc.
Contact the person who made the PDF and ask them for a dwg
I wonder if anyone has had any luck with that. On my end they're either death or too busy (I guess there is no difference between the two :D).
I sometimes get lucky, usually with engineers
Yes ^ask for original dwg, you'll be surprised how very few people use acrobat to make technical drawings :)
Otherwise, import in Rhino if it has layer info and lineweights, if not go illustrator.
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