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Scanning of A0 sheets into pdf

Scanning of A0 sheets into pdf

Scanning of A0 sheets into pdf

Hi folks,

We have some hard copy drawings of A0, A1 size. We want to make them in Autocad. We are trying to scan them into a PDF and import it into Autocad.
Is it possible to scan the A0 size drawings into a pdf?
Any ideas would be great.

RE: Scanning of A0 sheets into pdf

multifunction plotters can also be used as scanner A0, A1 etc

RE: Scanning of A0 sheets into pdf

Document printing and scanning services may have peaked in popularity and declined in recent years, but they may not all be gone, yet.
See if some local printing companies can also provide this service to you. If they print large format, they may be able to scan that size format.

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RE: Scanning of A0 sheets into pdf

Hi Sparweb and robyeng,
Thanks a lot for your insights. Will check them out.

RE: Scanning of A0 sheets into pdf

Hello sudhakarn. This advice might be a bit late, but it's better to scan the file into a jpg or pdf, make it an xref, and trace over it in AutoCAD. It will save time in the future from backchecking and fixing. An average drawing will take 8-12 hours.

RE: Scanning of A0 sheets into pdf

I have a program called pdf2cad... that takes a *.pdf and converts it to a *.dwg file... works very well and at worst you can have a graphics file that you can trace, and if the *,pdf was created by a cad program, the actual layers are extracted. I should note that the graphics file is to scale. Also if you have some redacted pdf files, the solid part is on a separate layer sometimes.

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RE: Scanning of A0 sheets into pdf

I have also seen Autodesk documentation that the latest versions of AutoCAD support pdf to dwg conversion. I haven't tried it myself and can't afford the latest version. But it's out there for you to try as a trial, because Autodesk gives free trials.

RE: Scanning of A0 sheets into pdf

I haven't encountered a pdf from a cad program that isn't resolved into layers whether it is printed from the cad program's native pdf output or if it is ptinted using a pdf printer driver (I use Doropdf, myself. I have for years and it is an excellent 'free' program).

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