PDFin (Trial)

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Use PDFin* to transform vector PDF files into editable CAD drawings and save hours of redrawing time. In seconds, you’ll have an accurate drawing that can be easily modified in Autodesk® AutoCAD® and other Autodesk solutions. 

Ideal for older versions of AutoCAD programs without built-in PDF support (pre-AutoCAD 2017). PDFin is ideal for converting CAD drawings, floor plans, network diagrams, and organization charts. It extracts editable CAD entities, layers, objects, and text from any computer-generated PDF file, while images from scanned PDF files are placed on a non-editable tracing layer. PDFin is not designed to vectorize scanned drawings.

PDFin is available as a plug-in for AutoCAD on Microsoft Windows systems. Try it free or send us a test file and we’ll do the conversion for you. It just takes one file to see whether PDFin will save you time and money. It’s easy to use yet has some powerful options. If you’d rather pass on the learning curve until you see how great it works on your drawings, then upload a file and we’ll do the rest. Try it either way today!

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The PDFin plug-in is designed specifically for AutoCAD 2012 and higher and other compatible Autodesk programs supporting the extension API. An alternative plugin version for users of AutoCAD 2011 and earlier may be found at http://www.visual-integrity.com  

Trial Description

The trial is limited to 30 days. And a watermark is added.

About This Version

Version 14.2024.1, 4/23/2024
Added 2025 support.

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  • Rasters stayed rasters
    Greg Johnson | June 28, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Rasters stayed rasters. I get uneditable pixels. No advangtage over Autodesks own pdfimport command. Don't waste your time.

  • Unimpressed - seen better
    Stephen Phillips | August 20, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It doesn't join the lines or recognised bsic dashed lines. Solid hatches consist of thousands of triangles and no basic text recognition for vectorised text. Basically it spits out a poorer version of what Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW creates when exporting PDF's to DWG. Might suit people using simple PDF's but no good for complex PDF's.

  • Impressive
    Chris | June 06, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It converted the PDF so quickly I thought it had crashed. Feed it the correct PDFs and you're going to have no trouble. Solves a big problem for me.

  • okay
    Ajay Selvam | November 25, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Dear All, Pls suggest the links for free PDF2CAD convertor..

  • Time saver but not as good as expected
    matthew boynton | November 07, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Wouldn't say it was flawless. All the text got exploded into a lot of lines. Likewise the dashed lines were made into individual dashes. No way to justify the price.

    Ricardo Peneda | June 06, 2014

    Please make this app available for 2015

  • It´s a joke?
    Tino | September 27, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Only transform the .pdf in a tiff photo, the .dxt that the program generates goes to the photo path. Only with photoshop es very easy to do the same. $79?, kidding?

    Jean Haney (Publisher) | December 18, 2013

    Comment from the publisher: We try to be clear that PDFin is not designed to convert scanned drawings. PDFin extracts editable drawings from data-rich vector PDF files - basically any file created on a computer (save, print-to-file, export, etc). Scanned drawings are raster PDF files with no data to extract. For scanned drawings, PDFin produces an AutoCAD IMAGE object with a reference to the scanned TIFF or JPEG image. This IMAGE object can't be edited in AutoCAD but can be useful as a tracing layer or underlay. It's easy to tell the difference between raster and vector PDF files. Just open the PDF file in Acrobat Reader and magnify to >800%. If the drawing looks crisp and clear, it's a vector PDF file and PDFin will do a great job for you. If it looks grainy, jagged, dirty or noisy, it's a raster PDF and must be redrawn or traced. If you are not sure, send us a test file. Hope this helps! For more information: http://visual-integrity.com/support/faq/why-wont-my-drawing-convert/

  • Test review Admin tool by Autodesk TD, please ignore. - edit
    Lily Chen | September 24, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Test review Admin tool by Autodesk TD, please ignore. - edit

  • pdf转换
    | September 18, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)


  • As a Raster Design pro, just like this plugin.
    Svitlana Ushak | September 05, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)


  • Awesome, but expensive
    Todd Shelby | August 16, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It worked flawlessly, but I think $79 is a bit much when I have found two free converters on the web, and they work just the same.

  • Didn't think it would work
    Christian Martyn | August 16, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It did

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