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jtfsr
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pdf & acad attributes

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11-01-2012 06:52 AM

Would like to generate a pdf of an acad drawing and have the attributes in the pdf clickable/readable. Am I making any sense?

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ampster
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Re: pdf & acad attributes

11-01-2012 07:02 AM in reply to: jtfsr

yes you are making sense, but I don't believe that's going to happen.

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jtfsr
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Re: pdf & acad attributes

11-01-2012 07:20 AM in reply to: jtfsr

so the only way to have an attribute 'interactive' is with a native acad file? if not what about 'dwf'?

 

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Re: pdf & acad attributes

11-01-2012 07:28 AM in reply to: jtfsr

for pdf's, you would need to use the full version of Adobe to allow editting, I just don't know what to expect trying to edit a true Acad attribute in a pdf.

 

for dwf files, you wouldn't be able to change the text either.  That format is for the supposedly "paper-less" environment that pc's were to provide and only allows for you to mark up (not actually change) what's shown in the dwf.

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Re: pdf & acad attributes

11-01-2012 07:31 AM in reply to: ampster

what we are trying to do is have an SAP app view the pdf or dwf and click on an intrument bubble and read the contents. Any info would be great.

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dgorsman
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Re: pdf & acad attributes

11-01-2012 07:33 AM in reply to: jtfsr

Define "read the contents".  Printing to PDF the "contents" as I would define them don't require clicking, they are just there as text e.g. PIT-101.  Are you trying to link the instrument balloon to a data sheet?

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Re: pdf & acad attributes

11-01-2012 07:49 AM in reply to: dgorsman

something like that. a linking or a 'reading' of the attribute to populate a database so to speak.

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dgorsman
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Re: pdf & acad attributes

11-01-2012 01:48 PM in reply to: jtfsr

Have a look into hyperlinks.  I'm not sure if they populate through printing to PDF, and I'm not sure if such links would persist in the PDF through SAP, but its the only thing I can think of outside of a fully ISO 15926 compliant software package which would manage this type of linking for you (*provided* you did everything in that software in the first place...).

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Re: pdf & acad attributes

11-01-2012 06:29 PM in reply to: jtfsr

Design Review does have an Object Properties palette that should at least allow us to select an object, like an attributed block I would think, and view its properties.  But so far I haven't figured out myself what types of objects it's looking for or how to get AutoCAD to produce a DWF with selectable objects in it.  It didn't do anything for me using a file with a set of attributed blocks.

 

If anyone can shed light on this I would be interested too. 

 

Dave

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