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Sat, Oct 29, 2005 at 12:47:31 AM | Site plan problems

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I've been sent a site plan created in Autocad 2004 in PDF form as an attachment. I've opened and saved the file as 2000 .dwg. I am attempting to edit the file with Revit - have opened the plan in Site view - and am finding it impossible to edit. The original house for the site has been revised - I need to retain the existing topography and site boundaries but place the revised building on the site. I've imported the file as a .dwg but I'm obviously missing something. Any help appreciated. Cheers

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Sat, Oct 29, 2005 at 1:34:17 AM | RE: Site plan problems

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hi bobbo i cannot help with your question too much, maybe mr spot knows the answer. but i noticed you said you managed to convert a pdf file to autocad dwg. can i please ask how you did that? we'd love to insert consultant pdf's into our revit documentation, but cannot at the moment.

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Sat, Oct 29, 2005 at 2:40:43 PM | RE: Site plan problems

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Unless I'm missing a new feature in Acrobat 7.0 I know of know way to convert a PDF file to an ACAD file and still retain all the layers, elevation data, meta data etc. If the site plan was created in ACAD2004 I would get a hold of the native ACAD file and LINK (not import) into my site plan. As for PDF's in general into Revit, I just open in Acrobat and save them as a JPEG and then insert the JPEG into Revit.

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Sat, Oct 29, 2005 at 3:14:55 PM | RE: Site plan problems

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thanks tomdimn for a very simple trick - would not have thought of that! some of you revitcity experienced users know a fair bit. i learn so much from you all!

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Sat, Oct 29, 2005 at 6:35:50 PM | RE: Site plan problems

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latemore, It would be nice for Revit to have OLE links to Word, Excel, PDF. But until then the JPEG method is the best I can come up with. We do spreadsheets for building code and site analysis and then PDF them then to a JPEG. A dirty little secret of the PDF format is that it is really Encapsulated Postscript (EPS) which is why it works so well to perserve native application printed formatting and why it exports so cleanly to JPEG. You can even crop and do some cleanup right inside of Acrobat if you turn on the right toolbars or know where to look. Glad to help. Tom

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Mon, Oct 31, 2005 at 5:24:05 AM | RE: Site plan problems

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If you have Adobe Illustrator 10 or later you can open the PDF's and save them as .dwg's. You will not get separate layers however, but it is accurate.

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