Copying Existing Drawings into AutoCAD
At times, you'll want to turn an existing drawing into an AutoCAD drawing file. The original drawing may be hand drawn, or it might be a PDF from another source. You may be modifying a design that someone else created or converting your library of older, hand-drafted drawings for AutoCAD use. Perhaps you want to convert a hand-drawn sketch into a formal drawing? This chapter discusses ways to import existing drawings into AutoCAD through tracing, scaling, and scanning. You'll also learn how to incorporate drawings in a PDF format into your AutoCAD work.
In this chapter, you will learn to:
- Convert paper drawings into AutoCAD files
- Import a raster image
- Work with a raster image
- Work with PDF files ...