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Lange Spence
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importing pdf document
SoftPlan Version:
14

Is it possible to import a PDF format document using V14? i have imported jpeg images but i dont see pdf as a file type?

Thanks in advance

Bill Wimberley
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Importing PDF

Hey Lange. V14 does not have the ability to import PDF directly. V2014 added the ability to import a PDF using reView. But it doesn't import it as an editable file. The importer converts the PDF to a metafile image.

There are programs that have the ability to convert PDF to DWG which you can then import into SoftPlan. I use Adobe Illustrator for that quite often. Your other option would be to save the PDF to an image file and then import the image. Metafile gives the best image import quality. There is a tutorial that explains how to create a metafile import. A better Image Import

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rkisicki
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Is there a way to import an

Is there a way to import an editable pdf in the 2016 version? If not, is there a way to add a check box to an uploaded image? My idea goal is to add a drawing with the checklist as seen in the image, so when another employee goes into the drawing they can see what needs to be finished.

Ryan

rkisicki
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Here is the image of the

Here is the image of the checklist

Bill Wimberley
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Import

If you have SoftPlan+ then you have the reView module built in to SoftPlan. You can import PDF files by selecting File⇒reView⇒Import Portable Document Format (PDF)... This will import the PDF and convert it to a Metafile image. Of course images are not editable in SoftPlan so even though you would have the checklist you couldn't mark items off as completed.

Perhaps you could take a different approach rather than a PDF. If you have your check list in a program such as Excel or in a table within Word you can select the check list within either of those programs and then Ctrl+C to copy it to the Windows Clipboard. Then in SoftPlan select the Edit tab then select Paste from Windows Clipboard and select Multi-Format Text. This will allow you to paste the table into SoftPlan and if you have a column set up for your check marks you could edit the table and place an X next to the items as they are completed.

Or if the check list is the same for every drawing you could create a table within SoftPlan and save it out as a separate drawing file. Then when you want to insert the table just merge the check list into the drawing where you want it.