Save PDF to DXF by command line

DXF is a kind of CAD program file which is only compatible with the program AutoCAD. For the purpose of saving PDF to DXF format file, you’d better choose VeryDOC PDF to DWG Converter as your tool. This command line application is specially designed for saving PDF document to CAD files such as DXF or DWG.

When using the command line application, you need to open MS-DOS command prompt window in which you are able to input the command line to run the conversion. On the other hand, PDF to DWG Converter is a MS-DOS oriented application, too.

For using the application, please download it via clicking the link:, from where you can find that the file is a ZIP one. If you want to use it, please extract this zip file to your computer. Then the called program which is the executable file pdf2dwg.exe will be available in the extracted package and you can call it in MS-DOS prompt window anytime.

The conversion steps about PDF to DXF are listed below and please see the following contents:

  • The first step is to open MS-DOS command prompt window. Through one of the following supplied ways, you can open the window at once. The first one is to press the keyboard shortcuts “Window”+ “R” to open “Run” dialog box in which you can input “cmd” in “Open” combo box and click “OK” button of “Run” dialog box. The second one is to use the regular way—clicking “Start”—“Run” to open “Run” dialog box and the following work are the same like them in the first way.
  • The second step is to input the command line in popup MS-DOS command  prompt window. Please remember that the command line contains called program, source file and target file. If you want to realize some other kinds of functions to the target file, you can add the parameters in the command line. In the following contents, there is a command line sample for your reference to type your command line.
  • The last step is to click “Enter” button to save PDF to DXF. To see the quality of target file, you can use the program AutoCAD to view the target DXF file.

Please see the following command line sample for your better understanding:

pdf2dwg.exe C:\input-file.pdf D:\output-file.dxf

In the command line,

  • pdf2dwg.exe stands for the called program. Just use its path for calling the file in the command line.
  • C:\input-file.pdf stands for the source file and you also need to use its path in the command line.
  • D:\output-file.dxf is the path and name of target file, which should be specified by yourself.

If the path of the file used in the command line is too long, you can straightforward drag the file you need to the prompt window for getting its path. If there is space in the path of the file, please use a double quotes to enclose the whole path.

For getting more information about the command line such as features, functions and more commands, please click the following link to enter its homepage:

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