PDF format is an excellent way to share information, particularly when the author does not want that information easily modified or when there is no longer a need to edit that information. PDF format makes it easy to view information on multiple platforms and provides some document security. But if you want to edit a PDF drawing, you need to first convert it to DWG (or some other CAD format). However, PDF to DWG conversion requires special expertise. Solution: have our skilled experts convert your PDF files to DWG format.

Over the past couple of decades we have developed and continuously improved a proprietary process to convert PDF files to AutoCAD (DWG) format in a way that ensures no loss of detail. In fact, we can improve on your original drawing because our PDF to DWG conversions process ensures that the DWG files are editable and multi-layered. We follow AIA layering standards and can also accommodate your layering standards.

The final drawing will be in DWG format and can include as many layers as you require. We can separate the text and place it in its own layer where it’s recognizable as text. We can also keep the dimensions in a separate layer.

To get started, use the form at the top of this page to upload your PDF file. For the best results, select the “manual” conversion option.

Automatic PDF to DWG Conversion

If you are looking for a very low cost solution, manual vectorization is not the answer. Instead, you can opt for a free trial of our auto-vectorization service. Just submit your file via the form at the top of this page, and then choose the “Auto Vectorization” option.

The problem with auto-vectorization is that the software picks up every speck. So you have to go through the vectorized file and de-speckle it. Also, for engineering or architectural drawings auto-vectorization leads to a mismatch between the dimensions shown on the drawings and the lines drawn. This is because lines can be distorted during the scanning process. At this time, there is no software that will ensure that the length of lines matches the dimensions indicated on the drawings.