New in AutoCAD is that the much-needed ability to import PDFs. This feature will import geometry and True Type Fonts (.ttf) only. If your PDF file contains fonts that use an .shx font, that text are going to be imported as linework. But either way, this is often far and away my favorite new feature.
There are two options to import the PDF:
1) Importing a PDF by browsing to a file ( This is the best method).
2) With a PDF already attached to the drawing (like an XREF) – Importing some of the PDF or the whole PDF.
Browsing to a PDF:
The Command to import a PDF is just PDFIMPORT or the “PDF Import” button is found on the Insert tab > Import panel > Import Dropdown.
After selecting the PDF, You will see the “Import PDF” dialog box.
Make sure to see out the choices during this panel. Something that I actually like is that the road weights utilized in the PDF are often imported. the opposite great point is that if the PDF was created using the choice to make layers, those layers are going to be imported also.
When you click on the “Options…” button of the panel, it’ll open the traditional AutoCAD “Options” panel. Here you’ll specify where the PDF Import should place any Images that are within the PDF. These images are going to be imported and attached to the drawing like an XREF.
After you click the OK button back within the PDF Import panel, the progress bar will churn a touch bit then voila!!! now the PDF file is imported as editable AutoCAD geometry.
Importing an attached PDF:
You can use the PDFIMPORT command and button a bit like the above step.
When you start the command and select the PDF, will see the options in the command line as the PDF objects or All of the PDF.
Then You will need to specify what should be done with the attached PDF after the import is completed.
After that The Settings dialog box looks as below:
Here You should make sure to Check Vertical Geometry, True Type text & raster Images on pdf import option & use pdf layers under Layer.
When you click OK it your PDF will be imported.