The new ECDESIGN 4 supports import of PDF and JPG drawings to be used as layout template. View our video tutorial section for explanation on how it works.
The import supports both single page PDF (some vectorized will not work) and JPG (image). With multi page PDF documents you will need to make a screen print of the page which the layout is located on. To make a print screen, use the Windows Snippet Tool or similar print screen solution.
ECDESIGN 4 does not support CAD import at this moment, though you can still open up a CAD file in a free viewer and then simply save a print screen showing the layout in the CAD Viewer.