Convert a PDF to DWG – New Autocad 2017 Feature

Hey there,
Brandon here and I’m back with another AutoCAD video. In this weeks video I go over a really great new feature in Autocad 2017 that lets you convert/import a pdf into a dwg and actually makes usable linework and text from it.

In the video I walk through the process including the different options available when you import your pdf into Autocad.
When you open up the import menu, you have options including bringing in layers from the pdf, creating hatches, scaling and much more.
In my test the hatch import didn’t really work that well, but I can’t fault it too much since the rest of the linework came in perfectly as well as the mtext too which was a huge surprise to me since I’ve used a handful of 3rd party apps/software that claim to convert pdfs to dwgs and they can never seem to get the text to work right.

Anyway, check out the video below and let me know how the new Import PDF feature works for you?

I know I’m excited to keep testing out the pdf convert feature and see how it works in more real world situations, if there are any other features or videos you’d like to see just let me know in the comment section.

If you haven’t picked up the new version or just want to test out the new features you can get a free trial download of AutoDesk Autocad 2017 Trial link:
Amazon AutoCAD 2017 Trial link:

Cheers and happy drafting!

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Brandon is a Civil Designer, Aspiring Blogger/Creator, Husband, Father to two Amazing Kids and Tech Aficionado from a small town in Canada. He has been obsessed with design and technology since he can remember and working as a Civil Designer for nearly as long. Brandon’s blog and Youtube channel, has been his outlet and excuse for keeping up with new tech and trends in the CAD design world for the last 10 years growing to more than 60,000 subscribers and over 15,000,000 views, while also being the source of many great friendships and unique opportunities. If you would like to Sponsor CAD Intentions or Work together in some way, Please visit my About Page and send me an email: