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    Photoshop to CAD file conversion?

    Look, it takes me about 5 minutes to do an awesome, perfect Photoshop drawing that's dimensionally accurate. I've tried to learn Sketchup, various CAD software and the BigBlueSaw tool, and there's some major disconnect in my head about it... I have, though, seen a few utilities that claim to take a .pdf format, or even a .jpg or .tif format file and convert it to a .dwg file.

    Anybody have any experience with this kind of thing? Can you suggest a utility to do it? Even more off-beat, how about on a Mac platform? (I run WinXP too on this thing, but a native Mac app would be awesome.

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    I have, though, seen a few utilities that claim to take a .pdf format, or even a .jpg or .tif format file and convert it to a .dwg file.
    A few? there's plenty
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Coiro View Post


    frikkin kids. (Guess princess smartypants missed the part about "Anybody have any experience with this kind of thing?" lol!)

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    Just built a test part in Photoshop and saved it out as a .gif, which BigBlueSaw allows as a supported upload. This one worked swell, so maybe that's the option to go with.

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    Problem solved: TurboCAD for Mac- http://www.turbocad.com/

    Messed with the free download, made a part in 2 minutes flat. Only sells for $70

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    or email me the image, i'll convert it to PDF and then to DXF

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    Thanks Travis! TurboCAD makes .dxf and .dwg files, so I think I'm in good shape. I just emailed my buddy with the jet to see how hard he laughs at my "skills".

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