21 April 2005
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Comment from: Anonymous Anonymous
Date: May 5, 2005 at 2:35:00 PM CDT  

I do this all the time with pretty good success. Some pdf files cannot be converted though. It depends on if the pdf was created from a vector based program in the first place...

Comment from: Anonymous Anonymous
Date: May 5, 2005 at 2:56:00 PM CDT  

Tried to do this from my GSView 3.2 and I can't find where to export to DXF. Many different options in convert, but no DXF.

Comment from: Anonymous Anonymous
Date: May 6, 2005 at 12:49:00 AM CDT  

You need an add-on to GSView called pstoedit. Have a look at the GSView website, or search for pstoedit

Comment from: Blogger R.K. McSwain
Date: May 6, 2005 at 6:27:00 AM CDT  

In GSview 4.6, it's under the Edit menu, called "Convert to Vector Format"

Comment from: Anonymous Anonymous
Date: May 19, 2005 at 9:11:00 AM CDT  

The tips I normaly use is to print the PDF to file using an HPGL plotterdriver. Then I use express tools to open the created PLT file in AutoCAD.

Comment from: Anonymous Anonymous
Date: July 29, 2005 at 1:57:00 AM CDT  

I am using a tool, called Aide PDF to DXF Converter, it converts vector PDF to vector DXF files.

Hope this helps.

Comment from: Anonymous Trix Systems
Date: August 11, 2005 at 3:45:00 PM CDT  

We resell a program called pdf2vector which converts vector PDFs to DXF. It's from Square1 in the Netherlands. Details at

We do free trial connversions so you can check out the results before buying.

Trix Systems, Inc.

Comment from: Anonymous Anonymous
Date: June 25, 2007 at 9:10:00 AM CDT  

debian based linux distro:

apt-get install pstoedit

pstoedit -f dxf inputfile.pdf outputfile.dxf

pstoedit -help | less


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