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Convert pdf drawing to line drawing

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Hi all,

When we first considered upgrading to VWA 2009, one of the selling points at a Nemetschek presentation was the drag and drop feature with files being brought into VWA.

With PDFs, if they were of a drawing that was originally created in a CAD program, you could import the PDF and then convert its contents into line drawings (text, not so much).

Can someone walk me through how this is done, please? I can't find this feature in the help menu.


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There will only be lines if the original PDF was a vector-based drawing.


You can tell if it was a vector-based PDF by trying to snap to the PDF line work prior to Ungrouping it (assuming that ‘Snap to Geometry’ is enabled on the OIP)

If you can snap to the line work it is a vector PDF, if not -- it is a raster and there won't be any 'lines' to get through Ungrouping it.


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