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bgriffel
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PDF Drawing import

Postby bgriffel » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:21 pm

Hello,

I'm having a difficult time importing a very clean drawing in PDF format into TM CAD. I can get it in there and the outline is pretty accurate but the type of lines and drawing is all different and in the end I cant create a shape out of it, short of redrawing the whole thing.

I know there must be an easier way to import the files like this.

I've attached just one of many as an example of what I'm trying to convert.

Thanks..

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tcaudle
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Re: PDF Drawing import

Postby tcaudle » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:16 am

That is because its a pretty messy drawing. Several closed objects with width are part of the outline. They look like lines in the PDF but they are two lines side by side and closed On one or more the lines overlap. You need to get into a drawing program where you can see the wire frame view and do some cleanup and join up the resulting single lines into one close shape. I opened it in CorelDraw and it is pretty easy to see the problem areas.


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