Chapter 14

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 ...

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