PDF is popular format for distribution and hence mostly preferred to share drawing files in PDF format. You canít modify / edit drawings in PDF file; you need to convert them into CAD format for editing. The PDF into DWG Converter is add-in to AutoCAD software to open PDF files and extract all vector and text objects to CAD format. The application is compatible with almost all AutoCAD versions such as AutoCAD 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2000/i and R14.
Features: Using this add-in you can extract embedded raster images and vector data from PDF files. It supports all vector entities in PDF, including arcs, polylines, polygons, text etc.
The installation and usage of this utility is very simple. After installation of utility, you need to launch AutoCAD and type PDFIN command on AutoCAD command prompt to Import PDF file into AutoCAD. There are other commands like PDF2DWG to convert each page in PDF file into DWG files individually and PDFInMenu command to add the PDFIn Menu into the AutoCAD main menu. The utility has nice feature like convert PDF file to native DWG file. It accepts single page or multi-page PDF file. You can specify specific page(s) to be converted. After conversion you get good quality of vector output compare to other utilities. It retains lines, arcs, true type texts etc. The utility is supported on Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows NT4.0, Windows XP and Windows Vista platform.
Overall: This is nice AutoCAD add-in to convert PDF files to AutoCAD DWG / DXF file formats.