PDF to DWG is one of the most common types of CAD conversion. It involves two common file formats: Adobe PDF and the DWG format associated with Autodesk’s AutoCAD.

Now, if a PDF file contains drawings (including architectural or engineering drawings), you can convert those raster (i.e. bitmap) drawings to a vector format. For example, you could convert it to DWG format. This format became popular in the 1970s for use with the early Computer Aided Design (CAD) devices. Most of our clients require this type of PDF to DWG conversion.

Our Unique Selling Proposition: Quality

As you may have already discovered, there are dozens of software companies that provide software to convert PDF files automatically into DWG. Many people call this process “auto-vectorization”. Some online PDF to DWG tools work only on PDF files that are already in in vector format. Here’s what one such tool says on its website: “Convert PDF files that were designed with AutoCAD. We support PDF to DWG conversion. If your conversion has failed maybe the file you want to convert to DWG hasnt been designed with AutoCAD.”

Unfortunately, the quality of software-generated output is not acceptable to most architects, engineers or designers, especially when dealing with PDF scans of paper drawings (i.e. where the PDF is not already in vector format). When you need a quality solution, online conversion tools are usually just not good enough.

That’s where RasterToVector.biz comes in. In terms of quality, we know we’re the best, and we’ll prove it to you. How? By offering you a free trial of our service. Compare our quality against that of any of our competitors. We are so confident in the quality of our work that we challenge you to find a better service provider. If you can find a company whose quality is better than ours, we’ll pay you $50. So far, we have never lost this challenge.


After your free trial, you may be wondering about the cost of our services. Given the fact that the quality of our CAD conversion services is unbeatable, you will find that our costs are comparable to other service providers, and we will match the cost of any other company that provides manual CAD conversion services.

US Presence

Unlike many of our competitors, we are based in the USA (Princeton, NJ), and our shareholders are all US-based. Unlike many of our competitors, you will never have to deal with late night conference calls, linguistic barriers or cultural misunderstandings.


What about confidentiality? As a division of an American company (Design Presentation Associates) we must maintain the security of our client’s digital content — it’s the law and the penalties are steep.

We’ve been the leader in PDF to DWG conversion for the past 15 years. Over this time, we’ve converted more close to a million drawings. Happily, we’ve never failed to maintain confidentiality.

The largest companies in the world trust us with their data, and we can provide references. We would be happy to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with you.

Still concerned? Another option is for you to hide key information (e.g. the title block) before sending us the file. You can add back the confidential information after you receive the converted DWG file.

Next Steps: Converting your PDF to DWG

Please use the “Get a Free Quote” button at the top of this page to submit your trial job. As you can see, there are two options, one for auto-vectorization (similar to other online solutions) and one for manual vectorization. For the highest quality, opt for manual PDF to DWG conversion.

If you have any questions, contact us by phone or email.