QCAD Bugtracker

  • Status Assigned
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  • Task Type Feature Request
  • Category QCAD (main)
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  • Operating System All
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Development
  • Due in Version Undecided
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Attached to Project: QCAD Bugtracker
Opened by -- - 19.10.2015

FS#1281 - PDF Import

Not too sure if this would be possible for QCAD, but an option to open/import pdfs would be good.

Andrew commented on 16.11.2015 10:41

Can you please elaborate on this? Would you expect the PDF be displayed in the drawing, similar like an image or that the contents of the PDF file would be imported as lines, arcs, etc?

-- commented on 16.11.2015 15:56

Hi Andrew, thanks for reviewing this, I know you are busy.

I was thinking that it would be very useful to import a PDF file as lines etc... yes, but to import a PDF as an image would be equally useful indeed.



Andrew commented on 16.11.2015 21:04

There are existing solutions to convert PDF to DXF, also free ones:

The results are probably not very impressive or useful though: PDF is a presentation format while DXF contains the original data structures. A DXF to PDF conversion is irreversible, I'm afraid.

-- commented on 17.11.2015 08:51

Okay thanks for your time on this. I know it can be done successfully, because I am able to use Adobe Illustrator to import a PDF file and it will cleanly convert to lines etc... I just thought it would be very useful if QCAD could do the same, so I could miss out using Illustrator.

Filip Zaludek commented on 08.12.2015 19:46

For those interested, oss alternative for Adobe Illustrator is Inkscape, https://inkscape.org/en/ You can import PDF and export DXF..

CVH commented on 20.04.2018 08:18

There are pdf files with vectors.
A must for plans in Belgium.


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