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PDF import in drawings

PDF import in drawings

PDF import in drawings

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Hello! Does anyone know why when importing a PDF vector drawing in catia (insert -> object), in the viewport it looses its "vectorness", hence it behaves more like raster image - small text unreadable when zoom in etc... thanx in advance

RE: PDF import in drawings

Hi.

What makes you think CATIA should treat vector pdfs the same way as it's own vector features?

RE: PDF import in drawings

In the past I have used Ghostscript to convert PDFs to an acceptable intermediary format. Most CAD uses some form of OLE integration to read the bitmap preview from the file instead of having a Postscript->target converter. This avoids any licensing of libraries from Adobe/Other or working with GPL.

RE: PDF import in drawings

Exactly. It is infinitely easier to store raster render rather than to process document in original format.

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