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Jeff Crislip
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Inserting a .pdf file into CAD

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02-10-2006 07:22 AM
Is there anyway to insert a .pdf file into Autocad?
*Jason Hickey
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Re: Inserting a .pdf file into CAD

02-10-2006 07:33 AM in reply to: Jeff Crislip
Jeff Crislip wrote:
> Is there anyway to insert a .pdf file into Autocad?

Many ways, but none native to the program.

One way is to convert it to a TIFF in a program such as Adobe Photoshop.

Another way is to use a third-party program (using GhostScript) to
convert the PDF to a DXF file. Not pretty, but it works.

The majority of the time, drawings are plotted to PDF to KEEP you from
inserting them into AutoCAD...keep that in mind if you got it from an
outside source.

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*R.K. McSwain
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Re: Inserting a .pdf file into CAD

02-10-2006 07:42 AM in reply to: Jeff Crislip
Jeff Crislip said the following on 2/10/2006 9:22 AM:
> Is there anyway to insert a .pdf file into Autocad?

See also:
http://rkmcswain.blogspot.com/2005/04/pdf-dwg.html

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*Tripp Corbin
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Re: Inserting a .pdf file into CAD

02-10-2006 08:22 AM in reply to: Jeff Crislip
An other simple way is to print the PDF file then scan it. You can then
insert the scanned image like anyother image file.

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Murray
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Registered: ‎09-28-2005
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Re: Inserting a .pdf file into CAD

02-10-2006 02:48 PM in reply to: Jeff Crislip
Use the Snap Shot tool in Adobe Reader and highlight a box around the area to be copied. The image goes to windows clipboard and can be pasted into AutoCAD.

There is a quality loss, but the file size is small and useable.
*Don Reichle
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Re: Inserting a .pdf file into CAD

02-10-2006 03:25 PM in reply to: Jeff Crislip
Hey Murray;

Did that particular tool come with both 6 and 7 Reader?

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wrote in message news:5083698@discussion.autodesk.com...
Use the Snap Shot tool in Adobe Reader and highlight a box around the area
to be copied. The image goes to windows clipboard and can be pasted into
AutoCAD.

There is a quality loss, but the file size is small and useable.
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Murray
Posts: 59
Registered: ‎09-28-2005
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Re: Inserting a .pdf file into CAD

02-10-2006 03:41 PM in reply to: Jeff Crislip
Yes, I checked on another PC. Both version 6 and 7 will paste a highlighted portion to the clip board using the Snap Shot tool (a camera inside a dashed box).

Properties in AutoCAD shows it as a OLE Metafile.
*Don Reichle
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Re: Inserting a .pdf file into CAD

02-10-2006 05:15 PM in reply to: Jeff Crislip
Thanks for checking for me Murray.

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Don Reichle
"The only thing worse
than training your staff,
and having them leave is -
not training your staff,
and having them stay."
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----------------------------------------------------------
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1GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce2 Ti 64MB


wrote in message news:5083731@discussion.autodesk.com...
Yes, I checked on another PC. Both version 6 and 7 will paste a highlighted
portion to the clip board using the Snap Shot tool (a camera inside a dashed
box).

Properties in AutoCAD shows it as a OLE Metafile.

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