Is there a way to import a .pdf file and convert the lines to a sketch? I was thinking i had seen this before but did not find it when i searched.
Firstly save PDF file as JPG, then use "sketch picture" & "auto trace", if the resolution is high enough, you can get the sketch.
Just in case you didn't know this, "Auto Trace" is an add-in and if it's not turned on, you will not see the arrow under the sketch picture command that leads to the "Auto Trace" feature.
If the pdf has vector lines you can use another program to convert it to a dxf. I use Inkscape, which is free. Then your import into SW is perfect.
Inkscape (free) can import PDF files and export any vectors to DXF. Adobe Illustrator will do this too.
Try Able2Extract to convert PDF into DXF and then import in SOLIDWORKS.
Thanks for all the responses, i realized the auto trace was on a .jpg not a .pdf was my confusion. i was able to make it work but it had a fair amount of extra lines or lines that did not follow
I tried Able2Extract and it converted some of the lines but not all. It may be because its a logo and some of it ended up hatched. Inkscape converted everything as i needed it done.
thanks again, all good methods i think depending on what you are doing
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