How to Use?

PDFin AutoCAD Plug-in:

Converting PDF into DWG and DXF, this converter is of high quality and easy to use.

Quick Start

Three steps to go

PDFin steps

Please wait a few moments while the program is processing, then your file conversion is Done!
You’ll like it when you find the converted looks great and – it is editable. But touch up work may still needed for the PDF file loses part of original detail which is irrevocable since PDF file contains no layer. Anyway you saved much time than totally redrawing.


Settings and Options

The dialog-box explained explains itself; please find more details as follows.

PDFin general

PDFin anvanced


Command lists

PDFIn PDF to DWG Converter supports following commands:

PDFIn Import PDF file into AutoCAD
PDF2DWG Convert each page in PDF file into DWG files individually
PDFInMenu Add the PDFIn Menu into the AutoCAD main menu
PDFRegisterIt/PDFReg Register the PDFIn program
AutodwgPDFHelp/AutodwgHelp Add the PDFIn Menu into the AutoCAD main menu



Question 1: I Type PDFIn In AutoCAD Command Line, But It Prompts: Unknown Command

You Can Try As Followings:

Step1: Please check with your AutoCAD version, it has to be AutoCAD FULL blown version, this program is AutoCAD ARX, won’t work with AutoCAD LT. In case you are running AutoCAD LT, please download and install the stand-alone version that works for you:
/download/PDF2DWG-SA2015.exe Please contact us to alter your license at a fee, if you’ve purchased incorrect version.

Step2: Please exit and close all windows of AutoCAD and run program install again. If for some reason, PDFin still won’t install as AutoCAD plug-in, please try to load it using AutoCAD command line as follows:

(1) Please go to the program installed folder where PDF to DWG Converter stored (as default it should installed to c:\Program Files\AutoDWG\PDFin), please find out and run the program autoload.exe and launch the AutoCAD again.

(2) Please try command “PDFin”, if it still won’t work, please from command line enter "ARX", and then press "L" to load, and then go to the program folder where PDF to DWG Converter installed, select appropriate arx version match to your AutoCAD version, see the table below.

PDFImport215.arx/PDFImport215_64.arx AutoCAD 2015/2016
PDFImport213.arx/PDFImport213_64.arx AutoCAD 2013/2014
PDFImport210.arx/PDFImport210_64.arx AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012
PDFImport27.arx AutoCAD 2007/2008/2009
PDFImport24.arx AutoCAD 2004/2005/2006
PDFImport2x.arx AutoCAD 2000/2002
PDFImport14.arx AutoCAD R14


Question 2: Why my converted drawing looks jaggy/looks like a picture, and is not editable?

There are two different types of PDF files, Raster PDF and Vector PDF. So that you will get various qualities of created CAD drawing files when converting them back into vector formats of DWG and DXF.

1. Vector PDF uses math to draw shapes using points, lines and curves. Typically electrically created PDF originally from CAD program, or published/converted from CAD drawing files. PDFin can create crystal clear and editable DWG's with Vector type of PDF files.

2. Raster PDF is an image made of hundreds (or thousands or millions) of tiny squares of color information, referred to as either pixels or dots, typical scanned PDF, or photos in a PDF, there are only bitmapped image of the sheets, PDFin simply bring image into AutoCAD background for you draft as overlay, lines etc in the image won’t been edit/removed – if you wish to trace the bitmapped image as vector line segments then AutoDWG PDF to DWG stand-alone version may works for you, which featured with raster to vector conversion, and it’s convert result will depends on how good the scan images are. Please contact us for file conversion evaluation and license alter.


System Requirements:

OS:Compatible with XP, Vista, Win7, Win8, Win10
RAM: 1024MB or greater, executable program takes 27Mb, loaded with a drawing file will take more RAM depends on the size of drawing file.
HD: 40MB free hard drive spaces to install


Technical Support:

Free technical support is available to all customers, any question please contact:


Conversion service:

You do not have to install program on your machine, just email your PDF/Image file to us and we will run the program and then email the converted dwg/dxf file back to you, please provide your order ID and the original file(s), then we will email you back as soon as we can.



You’ll enjoy one year free update service since you buy the software. After expiry, you can continue using the software but no more updates will be available unless you purchase.

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