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    Inserting a PDF

    Hi,

    Is there a way to bring a PDF file into Revit in a similar fashion as to which you would do a DWG file?

    Bryan
    "To make something foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of a complete fool."

    Bryan

    #2
    Nope...
    Save as jpg and import that is the next best thing.
    Martijn de Riet
    Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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      #3
      Bother - thanks. That should go on the wishlist!
      "To make something foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of a complete fool."

      Bryan

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        #4
        Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
        Nope...
        Save as jpg and import that is the next best thing.
        IF your PDF has vector information (such as if it were saved or printed from AutoCAD), then you may be able to extract that information using Ghostscript or Illustrator - links below:

        Ghostscript method (free) What Revit Wants: Obtain Vector Information from PDFs using Free Tools

        Illustrator (the described method actually even works with images) What Revit Wants: Converting a raster image to a DWG file
        Luke Johnson | Autodesk Expert Elite Member
        Author of What Revit Wants

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          #5
          Ok, maybe I should have said there is no way to get any reliable pdf to rvt conversion... :laugh:
          And I was indeed assuming the pdf didn't come from autocad, cause that would mean that you could also use the dwg (unless you're not on speaking terms with the previous architect, owner or any of the other consultants working on the project)
          Martijn de Riet
          Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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            #6
            Originally posted by brinxb View Post
            Bother - thanks. That should go on the wishlist!
            Unfortunately, it's been on the "wishlist" for a decade. I wouldn't hold my breath on that one.

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              #7
              Look how long it took for it to integrate with that "other" program....
              Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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                #8
                I would not go through an image. An image does not really give you much to really go on. There are many programs that will export to dwg and dxf out there which at least allow you to snap and such to the lines opposed to an image.

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                  #9
                  Sometimes a user just wants to slap onto a sheet a manufacturer's cut-sheet, a page of specs, a sub's submittal, etc., and be on their way in the five seconds it would take to insert a PDF.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by gdoherty0102 View Post
                    I would not go through an image. An image does not really give you much to really go on. There are many programs that will export to dwg and dxf out there which at least allow you to snap and such to the lines opposed to an image.
                    True, and exactly why I use images... Cause the freakin thing will also snap when the line is 0.0003degrees off, making it look straight and failing when trying to dimension two walls that are "aligned". Sorry, but a lot of wasted hours told me to never trust converted dwg's.
                    Martijn de Riet
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