PDF Import To Scale

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PDF Import To Scale

Postby Prospector » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:07 pm

Now that Bluebeam Revu is no longer supported on Macs, our office is desperate to find a PDF editor with similar capabilities: e.g., dimensioning, annotating, etc. LayOut would be PERFECT for this, if only it could import PDFs to scale!
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Re: PDF Import To Scale

Postby juju » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:15 pm

Prospector wrote:Now that Bluebeam Revu is no longer supported on Macs, our office is desperate to find a PDF editor with similar capabilities: e.g., dimensioning, annotating, etc. LayOut would be PERFECT for this, if only it could import PDFs to scale!

Give FOXIT PHANTOMPDF a try, supported on Mac as well.
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Re: PDF Import To Scale

Postby pbacot » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:20 pm

By "to scale", I think you mean that LayOut tends to reduce the size of inserted pdfs. Here's what I do with LayOut: I have a template that is paper size 5' x 5' and insert the pdf into that. It doesn't reduce the pdf. Then I copy and paste into a file with a regular size paper.

Not to say I think LayOut is "perfect" for anything, but if that works for you--it is possible to bring pdf drawings in at the size they were meant to be. Of course there is no snap to a pdf file. LayOut can be set to the scale the drawing is drawn at.

I am sorry to hear of the demise of the application before I even knew about it!
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Re: PDF Import To Scale

Postby Prospector » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:57 pm

Thanks juju, Foxit looks promising. We're trying it out now. In all our web searches it never came up.

And thanks pbcot. That's a great tip for importing PDFs to scale. I actually really like LO. If only it were faster!
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