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in vw2014 it was possible to convert an imported pdf page that contains vectors to editable objects (lines, polys...) with the "convert to group" command.

when i try the same in vw2015 i only get one rectangle. all other informations are lost.

what is the reason for that?

or do i miss something?

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Correct Jim.

So the workaround changed a bit .-)

Convert to group only generates one rectangled, the boundaries i guess.

Ungrouping generates a bitmap, one rectangle (boundary) and a group with all content.

After testing i found out that also in VW2014 ungrouping did what i have done always with "convert to group"

Thank you!

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petensen, it only works if the PDF has been created from a program that produces vector data.

If you have turned on 'Snap to Geometry' on the OIP and then can't snap to anything then the PDF doesn't contain any vector data. The bitmap is all that it will contain.

^ This.

The experience changes dramatically depending on how the PDF was created.

Unfortunately, this is more of a useful trick than a fully fleshed out feature, it mainly isn't official because of its intermittent usefulness.

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