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A client sent me a old layout PDF file and I want to make changes to it. How can I turn it into a working file??

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You have to trace it. I like to convert to DWG with another progam to trace so I can snap to it. Bring it into a CAD detail, check the size, set all to a layer, copy, paste hold position in plan, unblock or you can't snap, lock the layer.  Nothing will snap to a PDF. Lot of folks convert the PDF to an image file (png or jpg) and trace that. NOTE- lock the layer that the pdf, png, or dwg is on.

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