A PDF file can contain one or more PDF pages, and Scan2CAD will ask you whether you want to load all of the pages in the file, or just selected pages.
A PDF is also unique in the sense that it may contain raster elements, vector elements or both.
A page that contains only raster entities will often have been created by scanning a drawing and saving it as PDF.
A page that contains vector entities has normally been created by saving a drawing as PDF from a CAD program. It may contain vector entities only, or it main contain raster entities as well, often a logo or photograph.
Scan2CAD allows you to load any PDF page, whether it contains raster entities, vector entities or both.
You do not need to know in advance what type of elements are contained in the specific PDF page you are working with, as Scan2CAD will notify you as you load it in.
If your page contains both raster and vector entities, you can either load the raster entities, the vector entities or both.
If the PDF file contains more than one page, click Next to select the next page. Click Last to select the previous page.
To jump to a known page in the PDF file, type the number of the page you want to jump to in the white page number box and then click Next.
If you do not want to load the raster entities, deselect the Raster option.
When you deselect the Raster option, the raster entities are no longer displayed on the screen.
If you do not want to load the vector entities, deselect the Vector option.
When you deselect the Vector option, the vector entities are no longer displayed on the screen.
The PDF page is loaded into Scan2CAD.
If you have loaded color or grayscale raster entities, the Warning: Color Image dialog may appear. If it does, select an appropriate option and click OK.
If you have turned the Warning: Color Image dialog off, you can reactivate it by selecting File Menu > Raster > Options > Color Display Warning.
If you have loaded raster entities …
Raster entities are loaded into Scan2CAD as a raster image, just like any other raster image such as TIFF or JPEG.
If you have loaded vector entities …
Vector entities are loaded into Scan2CAD as a vector image.
If you have loaded both raster and vector entities
When you load both raster and vector entities into Scan2CAD, the raster entities are loaded as a raster image and the vector entities are loaded as a vector image.
In this instance, once the PDF file is in Scan2CAD, simply save it as DXF by clicking or using File Menu > Vector > Save As.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you want the raster image to be loaded into your CAD program along with the vectors, you MUST ensure that File Menu > Vector > DXF Export Options > Attach Raster Image is selected before saving.
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