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PDFAttach - Line-weight / Shadding

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08-24-2012 03:01 PM

If I attach a pdf or xref a pdf into a drawings is there a way to make the entire pdf a lighter line weight or have it as a 'faded' background?

 

Thanks in advance!

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After you XRef in the PDF, select the PDF, then this tab should pop up (Note: I only copied the left side of the tab:smileyhappy:

 

temp01.jpg

 

There should be a fade slider on the tab.

 

Alternately, a numerical value shows up on the properties tab under the heading "Underlay Adjust"... There's Contrast, (1-100) Fade (1-100), Monochrome (Yes / No) and Adjust Colours for Background (Yes / No), you could enter a value in the Fade field instead of using the slider.

 

There is no way I know of that you would be able to use to modify the actual lineweights of a PDF. In a vector based PDF with layers included (ie a PDF made using the DWG to PDF converter), you can turn off layers but I have not found a way to actaully modify their properties.

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Re: PDFAttach - Line-weight / Shadding

08-24-2012 08:48 PM in reply to: RFreund

After you XRef in the PDF, select the PDF, then this tab should pop up (Note: I only copied the left side of the tab:smileyhappy:

 

temp01.jpg

 

There should be a fade slider on the tab.

 

Alternately, a numerical value shows up on the properties tab under the heading "Underlay Adjust"... There's Contrast, (1-100) Fade (1-100), Monochrome (Yes / No) and Adjust Colours for Background (Yes / No), you could enter a value in the Fade field instead of using the slider.

 

There is no way I know of that you would be able to use to modify the actual lineweights of a PDF. In a vector based PDF with layers included (ie a PDF made using the DWG to PDF converter), you can turn off layers but I have not found a way to actaully modify their properties.

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Re: PDFAttach - Line-weight / Shadding

08-27-2012 06:28 AM in reply to: JasonRuhl

Thanks, It seems fade is what I was looking for. When I fade the PDF it seems to print 'lighter' which is what I wanted. Basically I was drawing over the top of the pdf and wanted the pdf to be a lighter 'shade' as a background. 

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