How to Create AutoCAD & Civil 3D Linework Using PDF Import

The PDF Import command was introduced with the release of AutoCAD 2017 last year. Instead of attaching PDFs as underlays in your drawings, you can now import geometries, raster images, and text directly as AutoCAD elements. PDF Import is a tool that many users have been hoping for ever since the ability to underlay PDFs was added in AutoCAD 2010.

In this video, I walk through how to use the PDF Import tool. I’m using Civil 3D, but this tool is available in AutoCAD, as well as any of the AutoCAD vertical products.

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