A colleague of yours has sent you a file in PDF format that you think could be useful to convert to DWG but you don't know how to do it? A friend asked you for the courtesy of transform PDF to DWG but you don't know where to start? If the answer to these questions is yes… you are lucky: you have come to the right place (indeed, on the right guide), at the right time. In fact, transforming PDF into DWG is a very simple operation to carry out, provided you have the right tools, those that I will show you in the following lines and that I will explain step-by-step how to use.
Before telling you how to turn PDF to DWG, it is good that you understand the difference between these two types of files. PDF documents are nothing more than files containing both text and images that can be opened by a large variety of different applications regardless of the operating system in use and for this reason they are very popular. DWG files are 2D or 3D drawing databases created with the famous software AutoCAD professionally used by engineers and architects to create drawings and designs.
Having clarified this, I therefore suggest you take a few minutes of free time and dedicate yourself to reading this guide to find out how to transform PDF to DWG. You will see that in the end you will agree with me that it was not that complicated and that if necessary you will also be ready and willing to explain to all your friends eager to receive a similar tip how to do to succeed "in the enterprise". What do you say, we bet?
Depending on what your needs and preferences are, you can transform PDF into DWG using special software to be installed on your computer or using online services made available precisely for the purpose in question. Feel free to choose the solution that you prefer most and that you think will do the most for you. For my part, I will provide you with all the explanations you need both in one case and the other.
Programs to Transform PDF to DWG
If you are interested in understanding what needs to be done in order to transform PDF into DWG and if you prefer the use of special software to be installed on your computer, you can resort to the use of Illustration. Haven't you ever heard of it? Strange. It is in fact the very famous home program Adobe (the same software house as Photoshop), used by the professions of the sector and not, for the elaboration of illustrations and vector graphics. The software is available for both Windows that for MacOS and it is paid but can be downloaded and used at no cost for a trial period.
To download and install Adobe Illustrator on your computer, connect to the appropriate download page of the program using the link I have provided you a moment ago, then, depending on whether you intend to try or buy the software directly, click on the buttons Buy o Free trial placed at the top and follow the simple wizard that is shown to you in the web browser to create an Adobe account and download the program to your computer.
When the procedure is completed and the software is installed, start Illustrator and wait for the software window to be visible on the screen, then click on the item Fillet placed at the top left and then presses on Apri .... Then select the PDF file on your computer that you want to transform into DWG and wait for it to be visible in the program window.
Then click on the item once again Fillet and then click Export .... then click on the drop-down menu located next to the item Format: and choose AutoCAD drawing (dgw) from the available options. Finally, indicate the location where you intend to save the transformed file and click the button Export.
Any PDF to DWG Converter
Didn't the solution to transform PDF to DWG that I suggested in the previous lines attract your attention in a particular way? Are you looking for a dedicated tool with simple and simple use? Then I invite you to take a look at Any PDF to DWG Converter. This is a Windows program whose sole purpose is precisely to carry out the conversion operation in question. The software is paid but you can start downloading the trial version which will remain active for 15 days.
To download and install the program on your computer, connected to the relevant download page using the link I provided you a moment ago, then click on the item Download Free Trial that you find located at the top right. Therefore, wait for the download of the program to be started and completed, then double-click on the file pdfdwg.exe that was downloaded to your computer to start the software installation wizard.
Click now on Run and then Si then press on Next> and check the box next to the item I accept the agreement. At this point, click again on Next> three consecutive times then click the button install. Finally, press on Finish and wait a few moments for the software window to be visible on the desktop.
Now click on the button Add PDF Files… located at the top right and select the PDF file on your computer that you want to transform into DWG. If necessary, you can also add an entire folder of PDF files by pressing the button Add a Folder….
Now make sure that at the entry Output File Type is selected DWG and indicates the folder where you want the file to be saved once converted by pressing the button with i three dots che trovi in corrispondenza della voce Output Folder:. You can also specify that the converted file be saved in the same folder as the source file by simply checking the box next to the item Same as source.
Finally, click the button Convert Now in such a way as to start the conversion procedure which will be completed within a few moments.
Note that Any PDF to DWG Converter also offers more advanced conversion settings. In fact, by pressing the button Options before starting the transformation procedure you can specify the pages of the PDF you want to transform into DWG and other details. You can also indicate for which specific version of AutoCAD you want to transform PDF to DWG by simply clicking on the drop-down menu next to the item Output File Version:.
Online Services to Transform PDF to DWG
Don't have the slightest intention of installing new programs on your computer but would you still like to be able to turn PDF to DWG? Yes? Then you should definitely take a look at Zamzar. It is a famous online tool available for free that allows you to convert almost any type of file for free - including, of course, PDF and DWG formats -, supports the processing of multiple documents at the same time and has an upload limit of 100 Total MB. The only flaw - if we want to call it that - is that in order to do its job it requires the insertion of a valid email address (although fortunately it does not send spam messages).
To transform PDF to DWG with Zamzar the first thing you need to do is to connect to the main web page of the service using the link I just provided. Then click on the button Choose files… and select the PDF document on your computer that you want to convert.
Now, set the option dwg from the drop-down menu located under the item Step 2, type your e-mail address in the field under the heading Step 3 and then click on the button Convert to start the file transformation process.
Then wait a few minutes for the procedure by which to transform a PDF into DWG is started and completed, then access your e-mail box: you will find a message from the ZamZar team containing the link to download the documents you have decided to convert online. To complete the download procedure, just visit the links in question and press the button to start the download on the page that opens.
Later, if you haven't made any changes to your browser settings, you will find the PDF transformed to DWG directly in the folder Download Of computer. Simple, isn't it?
PDF to DWG Online
As an alternative to the online service that I have already suggested you to use, you can resort to the use of PDF to DWG Online to convert your PDF files into DWG documents. It is in fact another free and very simple to use online application that is able to perfectly fulfill the purpose for which it is proposed.
To transform PDF to DWG with PDF to DWG Online, the first step you need to take is to connect to the website of the service using the link I have provided you just now. Then click on the button Choose file and select the file on your computer that you want to convert and then select the output format from the drop-down menu in correspondence with the item Select Output drawing version:.
Then fill in the fields below by typing and confirming your e-mail address and then type, in the box next to the wording, Enter the Visual code: the security code shown on the side. Finally, click on the button Send.
Once this is done, the file conversion procedure will start (it takes a few minutes). At the end, you will receive an e-mail message, at the address indicated above, containing the converted file as an attachment. Save it to your computer and that's it.