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Posted 4/21/2005 07:10:00 AM
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...
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.
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: 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"
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.
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: 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 http://www.trixsystems.com/pdf2vector.html.
We do free trial connversions so you can check out the results before buying.
Trix Systems, Inc.
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