I have a PDF version of a landscape plan (plan view) and I want to import into AutoCAD at a 1"=10' scale so I can make some measurements using AutoCAD as opposed to doing it all by hand. Any suggestions?
>> Any suggestions?
Command _ALIGN (if you have existing geometry for reference points/reference size) or command _SCALE (and option _REFERENCE) may help.
- alfred -
Thanks for the reply. It was tough for me to understand just because I'm such a beginner in AutoCAD. Would you be able to take me through it step-by-step. I have a new drawing (blank) open and a pdf file saved to my desktop. Where do I go from here?
- PDF Underlay
Type xr into the command line
- at top left of xref window pick the drop down arrow and choose Attach PDF
A dialog box will open so you can define insertion point, rotation and scale. If the PDF you are trying to attach is actually to scale, you can define the scale as 10. Hopefully there is actually a scale bar on your drawing, so you can verify (although with landscape/arch/mech types - that is never a guarantee) that it is the correct scale. No offense if you fall into one of those groups, (I do mechanical work now) but I cut my CAD teeth on survey/civil work...so I never trust a north arrow or scale without verifying it.
If the PDF was a scanned print, you may need to scale manually using the methods as noted by Alfred.
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