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mstg007 (Civil/Environmental) (OP)
4 Jun 03 13:22
Is there  a way to either XREF or INSERT a PDF into autocad. so the PDF will show up, besides using a OLE Link.

Any ideas...

exit (Computer)
4 Jun 03 13:47
Some ideas:
Thread555-51604 Lothar

Win NT4.0 (SP6),
ACAD 2000i (SP2), ADT 3.0 (SP3),
ACAD 2002, ADT 3.3,
OCÈ 5200

architech (Computer)
23 Jun 03 18:20
Aside from using the OLE option.

Another option:
You can convert the PDF to a raster format in PHOTOSHOP. PHOTOSHOP can save the PDF to TIF/ JPG/ BMP/ etc ...
Then you can "image xref".

Hope that helps [spin1]
karole (Computer)
7 Aug 03 11:19
I just spent about an hour trying to get a pdf into autocad 2002.  Here's how I finally got decent quality:

First, I opened the page in Adobe Reader (6.0),
then used the "Select All" to get a bounding box around the entire page... then, I changed the zoom to 200 (This is how you can retain the quality).  You can paste the image that's now on the clipboard directly into AutoCad, but I found that it took a very long time to process the paste, so, instead, I pasted into PowerPoint first, and resized.  Then I selected the image from PowerPoint and did a copy.  Then went to AutoCad and pasted.  It acutally came in nice and clear.  
I know I probably went the long way about doing this, but I didn't have any of the other programs mentioned by the other folks.

Anyway... hope it helps.


mstg007 (Civil/Environmental) (OP)
7 Aug 03 11:56
Dude... that is a great idea! So we know that PowerPoint can Hold Great High Quality!


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