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Can we convert PDF file to CAD file?

VectorWorks has this built-in to the program. However, I'm not sure if it's as good as a dedicated converter. It also depends how the PDF file originated. If it was created from the CAD application, it should have the vector data embedded in it, to allow conversion fairly easily and accurately. However if it was scanned, or created as a bitmap image, it's a bit harder. You'll need to use a bitmap tracing application. The free, open source multi-platform application Inkscape has a really good bitmap tracing algorithm, but there are other professional tools that can do it for you. This is harder and less accurate, and the resulting files won't necessarily be 'clean' CAD files. By this I mean that the lines may be made up of lots of little line segments, resulting in a large file that is much harder to use.

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It may be easier to scan the CAD design manually in Photoshop, or convert to vector format manually.  Above you can see the final image after conversion (after the line segments had been removed to allow for easier printing). Unfortunately the program will not resize the result, to fit it onto a single sheet of paper. There will often be a noticeable 'grain' that will not be able to be removed by simply using a brush or stylus. For this reason the original scans have to be re-copied to be displayed correctly. Of course, you'll then need to resize them and rotate them to match the new dimensions. The more detail you can pull out, the better. However, this process takes a lot of time and patience, so unless you're looking to create a massive painting, you may not want to do this step. Below you can see the finished art.

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