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pdif pcb format

Hi,How can I import pdf format file in protel or altum designer 2006?
 

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By PDF I assume you mean PDIF. You can't directly import PDIF files into Protel or AD. You need to open the PDIF file in another format and then import into AD. The easiest is PCAD. Open the PDIF file in PCAD, then save the PCAD file in ASC format. Now you can import the PCAD ASCII file directly into AD.

If you have trouble, PM the file to me and I'll convert it to Protel/AD for you.
 

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Dear HOUSE_CAT,
I don't know what is PDIF format.I have an image of pcb in pdf format(acrobat reade)
and I want to import it to protel .How can I do it?
 

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To get Portable Document Format (PDF) files into Protel, you first need to convert them to a vector drawing file such as DWG, DXF, or Gerber. Protel/Altium can import all of those formats.

To convert PDF to DXF or DWG, you'll need to buy a third-party converter such as PDF2DWG https://www.autodwg.com/pdf-to-dwg-converter/ or PDF2DXF https://www.aidecad.com/ .

You could also try a free program to convert the PDF to Gerber files, and then import the Gerber file to Protel or Altium - https://swannman.wordpress.com/projects/pdf2gerb/.

PDIF is an ASCII file format used by PCAD and several other old PCB programs. It also uses the file extension "PDF", but it isn't the same as a document PDF. If you're sure your file is a PDF document file, and not a PDIF PCB file, you'll have to use one of the above techniques to get it into PCB format.
 

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