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Topic: Blueprint Drawing to Pdf - then to Dxf , 3 Attachments
Conf: (P-PDF) What's Wrong with my PDF?, Msg: 168543
From: zumasix
Date: 1/22/2009 08:01 AM

Here's my scenario.

I work in the cabinet industry and detail drawings for cabinets. I use a cabinet/cad program for some of the work and then I import the drawing into AutoCAD and finish it there. I was my practice to draw what has already been drawn on the blueprints from scratch.

Recently one of my clients sent me a PDF for the project I was working on and after receiving it I thought, well they have done most of the work and if I can convert this PDF to DXF I can be further along, so I downloaded a program to do so and everything was great.

When the second project started I thought, hey, why not get the PDF’s from this client and get a head start on the project, so when I met with them I asked about it and they said they had scanned all the drawings in (tiff) format so he said he would copy them for me, I said I would prefer them in PDF format but no matter just give me what you can and I will go from there, upon returning back he gave me the files and said he converted them to PDF for me, I asked him how he did it and he said in Adobe Pro, he just right clicked and presto.

Upon loading the files in Acrobat 3d it came up that it was a scanned image so thus the battle for me ensued, I have tried all that I know to convert them to a PDF so I could them convert to DXF and be on my way. No matter what I do they won’t convert properly. And when I take them from raster to vector the quality is poor.

I then scanned (as Pdf’s) a few pages and Kinko’s and again they came up as image only.

File from my first client which was fine.

File from the second client that was a tiff file with limitations

File I had scanned at Kinko’s with issues

Thank you.

Click to open!First Client.pdf
First Client (103,370 bytes)

Click to open!Second Client.pdf
Second Client (831,468 bytes)

Click to open!Scanned at Kinko's.pdf
Scanned @ Kinko's (813,376 bytes)

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