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-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph R. Grill [mailto:jrgrill(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 8:23 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Pdf to dwg converter

Our office 
has a large scanner that will turn full size drawings to PDF.  If this 
software works, it would save me a heck of a lot of time as otherwise I 
would have to start from the beginning with the drawings.

-----/Original Message/-----

This sounds like a "raster to vector" conversion package, which type of
software has been around for awhile now. I remember attending a sales
presentation by a service bureau that did this with software that they
had created themselves, back about fifteen years ago. Certainly the
technology has come a long way since then, unless I miss my guess.

I'd say that depending on the cost, you should go for it. Sure beats
having to pay for the changes.

Every 'canned' set of plans I've ever seen has a copyright notice on it,
and some verbiage about the copyright holder not allowing adaptation,
etc. I'm not an expert on copyright law, but it seems to me that if
you've bought the plans and want to adapt them for your OWN USE, rather
than to reuse or resell, that would come under "fair use." Just be aware
of the implications.

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