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I have a pdf file that i need to convert into a CAD file. Is there any software that can do this or any other method.  
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Depends on what created the PDF as well as how it was created. A PDF is a hybrid document that can contain raster and/or vector.

If it was created from a CAD or other based vector program, it's likley vector based data in the PDF. Adobe Illustrator will open it and allow you to export irt as a DWG or DXF which can then be brought into many different CAD applications. I believe Adobe Illustrator is available for a limited time trail from Adobe's web site.

if the data is raster, the above won't help, it'll need to be vectorized...for the best results (that'll still be less than ideal) take it to a service company that does this sort of thing. They have the very expensive software that does a better job.

There are serval free/shareward PDF to DXF convertors avaialble over the web that...many hosted on web sites that spam so be careful. They do an average job of varrying degrees.  Your best bet is thr Adobe Illustrator process if the PDF was generated from and containd vector graphics. It'll give you the best quality.
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Thank you!
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