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#1 Fred Russell

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Posted 23 November 2021 - 04:05 PM

I find a lot when i import other PDFs via shapes to a drawing page, which looks good, and then I take that PDF and put on a planset page, something blacks out a lot of the text and a couple other things, not always tho



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Posted 23 November 2021 - 06:14 PM

There's something I think is a triangle or box that maybe wraps around the text coming from maybe auto desk, that blacks out the text. I've found it is called a triangle usually and if I change it's PDF layer and turn that layer off the black out goes away and the text is there, but is not the perfect world, this way



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Posted 23 November 2021 - 08:45 PM

guess i 've learned i need to import as Image for this to work.  I was doing that because it doesn't set the scale but i did a work around.

The import with shapes just becomes to big to build i believe



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Posted 24 November 2021 - 06:25 AM

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#5 John Jones

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 08:48 AM

If the PDF file will only import as an image the PDF file was authored that way - there are no shapes to import.  SoftPlan can only import what is in the data type contained in the PDF file which is sometimes only raster data.


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Posted 24 November 2021 - 10:36 AM

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 05:48 PM

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#8 Fred Russell

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 07:56 PM

I really only needed to import these as an image for what I was doing with it, which was to drop into a planset.

 

My method ended up being , on the new drawing page i created, I draw a box on it and adjust the box to 144' wide by 96' tall, which becomes the size of arch D page.

 

Then with cursor snap on I import the pdf image and snap it to the 144'x96' which puts it to perfect scale.

 

Other things that I might need to change i bring in as PDF shapes, and i can adjust the drawing.

 

Otherwise if a drawing doesn't need adjusting the image is OK.            Now that the move forward and move back stuff works good, it's not so hard to doctor an imported PDF image.



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Posted 29 December 2021 - 08:08 AM

I have noticed that if I use a imported pdf or word doc added to a drawing my planset pdf numbers are very high when I send a drawing to a client thru email. If I retype as a speed note and or redraw the pdf as a speed note or symbol my planset pdf number can drop by 1/2. Some of my clients complain that the email pdf count so high they time out before email is loaded.
If I send the pdf to a friend that uses autocad and then he sends it back as a .dwg file and I import file into soft plan and save as soft plan drawing the pdf drawing or doc note works as if I redrew the original but without the hassle of me redrawing pdf.
Hope this make sense as I sometime ramble. Anybody else have this problem with pdf''s or doc notes
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