Print2CAD converts PDF files (Raster or Vector Based) into a vector DWG or DXF file, which can be imported into any CAD system for editing. Print2CAD 2017 Ultimate includes CAD Program/Viewer CAD.direct™ Professional Drafting.
■ High Conversion Quality with CAD Entities Recognition
■ Purging of Polyline Nodes and File Size Optimizing
■ Text Height Normalization and Line Weight Standardization
■ Calibration of Coordinates and Scaling with Calibration Points
■ 3D DWG to 3D PDF Conversion
■ Recognition of a TTF Text as Native DWG Text
■ Recognition of not Native PDF Text (OCR) as Native DWG Text
■ Conversion of All or of Selected Pages
■ Vectorization of PDF Raster Images as Center Line, Outline or Solid
■ Automatic PDF Line Type Recognition (Dashed, Dashdot or Dotted)
■ Integrated PDF Viewer for Construction Drawings
■ Integrated .dwg/ .dxf CAD Program CAD.direct™ Drafting
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Print2CAD Software is the number one choice of Fortune 500 Companies (Boeing, Airbus, HP, Disney), Defense and Aerospace (Lockheed, NASA, SpaceX), State Universities, Architectural and Engineering Companies
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PDF to DWG Video 1 (7:28 min):
New Functions in Version 2017
PDF to DWG Video 3 (3:52 min):
OCR of Multidirectional Text
PDF to DWG Video 4 (3:09 min):
PDF to DWG Video 2 (8:29min):
Conversion Sample with OCR
PDF to DWG/DXF, OCR of Text, Raster To Vector, Calibration of Coordinates with Calibration Points, Raster To Solid, Line Type Recognition, Layer Recognition, Vector Optimization, File Size Optimization.
Text Hight Optimization, Cropping of Details, Digital Photos Contourization, Scan To Vector, Symbol Recognition, Smoothing of Polylines, Repairing of Scans, 3D PDF Support.
Conversion Software "Print2CAD 2017.8" Features:
■ Print2CAD Features Autodesk® TrustedDWG™ Technology
■ DWG and DXF output with 100% Autodesk® Compatibility
■ Print2CAD Features OCR (Optical Character Recognition) Technology
■ Print2CAD Features English and German as Native Languages and Units
■ Print2CAD Features English, German, Spanish, Italian and French Interfaces
■ Contains DWG and DXF Structure Viewer DeepView 2016
■ Contains PDF/ DWF/ TIFF/ JPEG / HPGL Viewer PVGview
■ Assistant for Easy Conversion
■ OCR Recognition of PDF / TIFF / JPEG / DWF / HPGL Text
■ Coordinate Calibration with Free Calibration Points
■ Line Type Recognition
■ Vectorization of PDF raster images black / white or color
■ Vectorization of TIFF, JPEG raster images black / white or color
■ 28 Training Video Clips
■ PDF and Multimedia Reference Manual
■ Text Height Normalization
■ Vectorization Expert Settings
■ PDF to DWG or DXF Conversion (for all CAD systems)
■ DWG to 3D PDF Conversion (with new PRC Format)
■ PDF to JPEG / TIFF Conversion (LZW, G4, G3)
■ PDF to JPEG, TIFF, GIF, PNG Conversion
■ TIFF / JPEG / BMP/ PNG/ GIF to DWG/DXF Conversion (for all CAD systems)
■ DWF/ EPS/ PS/ PostScript to DWG/DXF Conversion (for all CAD systems)
■ DWG/ DXF to PDF conversion■ HPGL and HPGL-2 to DWG or DXF conversion (for all CAD systems)
■ Command Line and Batch Support
■ Conversion into DWG and DXF Version 12, 14, 2000, 2002, 2004,
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
■ Support of PDF Text
■ Support of PDF Layers
■ Extraction of PDF Pixel Images as JPEG or TIFF Files (optional)
■ Recognition of Circles and Arcs
■ Rotation and Scaling of DWG and DXF Coordinates
■ Purge and Merge Polylines
■ Reconstruction of DWG and DXF Layer Structure
■ DWG and DXF RGB Color conversion
■ Start with thousands of PDF, HPGL, TIFF, JPEG, DWF Files in One Run
■ High precision of DWG or DXF Coordinates
■ Optimization of Polylines
■ Convert all PDF Pages into Separate DWG or DXF
■ Assign PDF Line Weight to DWG or DXF Entities
■ Extract embedded raster images from PDF as BMP, JPEG, PNG or GIF
■ Convert embedded raster images from PDF as Solids or Lines
■ Supports TIFF and JPEG Vectorization
Wide Input - Print2CAD converts PDF files into a DWG or DXF file, which can then be imported into any CAD system for editing. Print2CAD is an autonomous and CAD system-independent program. Print2CAD also converts DWG/DXF into PDF, TIFF/JPEG into DWG, DWF into DWG/DXF and HPGL into DWG/DXF.
OCR of Text - Print2CAD not only uses conversion and vectorization methods, but also uses OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to reconstruct the content of a PDF or raster file. The program can also recognize the PDF text that has been deconstructed into polyline fields, and/or pixel pictures as full and editable CAD text.
Calibration - Print2CAD can precisely adjust, de-skew, and turn the converted drawing with the help of any number of arbitrary calibration points. One can be certain that a 3 foot thick wall will remain 3 feet thick after the conversion and will not be 2.9 feet thick. Likewise, a horizontal line will stay horizontal after the conversion.
Entity Recognition - Print2CAD converts files into DWG version 14, 2000 - 2017 or DXF version 12, 2000-2017 All vectors, lines, circles, arcs, surfaces, splines, text, and pixel images are transferred into DWG or DXF. The pixel images can be converted into vectors, embedded or stored in separate files. Special functions generate circles and arcs. PDF layer structure is supported, or if not available, this can be created on the basis of color or line widths. PDF characters are put together to create a new text. PDF properties such as line widths and line types are also converted into CAD properties.
Colors Recognition - Print2CAD converts PDF colors into CAD index of colors or full RGB colors. Print2CAD also supports TTF fonts. With multi-page PDF documents, one can specify which pages to convert.
Cicle, Arc Recognition - Print2CAD recognize circles and Arcs. Normal well-created PDF files contain lines, hatches, circles, and arcs as PDF element paths or PDF element Bézier curves. Circles or arcs do not exist in PDF definition; they are Bézier curves or polylines. A human has the capability and intelligence to recognize circles and arcs, however for software to have this same type of recognition takes a lot more effort. Print2CAD provides advanced methods for circle and arc recognition.
Raster To Vector - Print2CAD converts and vectorizes raster pictures from PDF, HPGL, DWF, TIFF, and JPEG files. The input files can be done using a scanner or generated directly from CAD systems in different quality levels. With the help of Raster to Vector Methods, Print2CAD can recognize all circles, arcs, and lines. With the help of OCR (Optical Character Recognition), Print2CAD can recognize Texts. With the help of Pattern Recognition, Print2CAD can recognize dash or dash dotted line types. With the help of coordinate calibration, Print2CAD can correct the accuracy of the converted drawing.
Text Recognition - Print2CAD merges characters into strings and places these strings as texts in the DWG or DXF drawing. In PDF or DWF files, text is usually defined as separate characters or groups of characters with their own insertion points. With the help of special internal methods. If the PDF, HPGL, DWF or TIFF /JPEG file contains text which are exploded into lines, polylines, hatches or raster pictures one can use internal OCR (Optical Character Recognition) methods to convert these types of "text" into real and native text.
Line Type Recognition - Print2CAD recognizes the dashed or chain dotted line types, and will connect them to form a proper CAD line and/or polyline with a line type. The lines may have any angle of inclination.
Integrated CAD Software "CAD.direct™" Features:
CAD.drect™ is designed for anyone who wants a fast and efficient CAD program for CAD Data Exchange Dutys with all the power and versatility of standard programs such as AutoCAD® by Autodesk®, Inc., or MicroStation® by Bentley Systems, Inc..
Using today’s advanced technology, CAD.direct™ integrates the Microsoft® Windows® interface with a powerful CAD engine for CAD Data Transfer and Data Migration.
CAD.drect™ provides unparalleled compatibility with AutoCAD, using most of the same file formats including those for drawings (.dwg files), commands, linetypes, hatch patterns, and text styles.
CAD.drect™ is more compatible with the AutoCAD program than any other CAD product, delivers additional tools with advanced CAD features, and has a seamless Microsoft® Windows integration. This powerful program provides a superb combination of CAD Data Exchange Features for CAD users like architects, engineers, and designers.
CAD.drect™ incorporates standard features found in other CAD programs, along with features and capabilities you won’t find anywhere else. Its multiple-document interface (MDI) lets you open and work with several drawings at the same time. You can easily copy drawing entities between drawings.
In addition, the powerful CAD.drect™ Explorer lets you manage information and settings and quickly copy layers, linetypes, and other information between drawings.
CAD.drect™ supports three-dimensional wireframes and surfaces. Three-dimensional drawings can be displayed in wireframe, hidden-line view, and surface shading. Some versions of IntelliCAD also support creating and editing 3D solids; all versions display 3D solids, along with limited editing features.
CAD.drect™ fully supports AutoCAD legacy drawings.CAD.drect™ reads and writes .dwg files in their native format without any loss of data, from AutoCAD 2017 back to Version 11, including AutoCAD LT®. Because CAD.direct™ uses Autodesk DWG format as its native file format, no translation is required.
CAD.drect™ provides you with the appropriate tools for your experience level—whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced CAD user. If you are just starting out with CAD, you may want to use the beginner level, which provides toolbars containing the basic tools such as lines, arcs, and circles. As you become more experienced, you can move to the intermediate level and then to the advanced level, which gives you access to more than 300 commands through toolbars, menus, and keyboard entries. You can change the experience level in the Options dialog box on the Tools menu.
- 32bit: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista® (SP1),
- 64bit: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista® (SP1)
- Windows 10: 4 GB RAM (for TIFF, JPEG or scanned PDF Vectorization)
- Windows 8: 4 GB RAM (for TIFF, JPEG or scanned PDF Vectorization)
- Windows Vista: 2 GB RAM (for TIFF, JPEG or scanned PDF Vectorization)
Print2CAD™ Software is a stand alone Windows (32 and 64 bit) program based on TrustedDWG that works independently with all CAD systems (and with all AutoCAD® versions including AutoCAD® 2017).
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