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August 11th, 2007, 02:48 PM #1
I need to insert text comments into .PDF files
I get a lot of CAD drawings on PDF files.
What do I need to have to be able to add comments so I can send them back in .PDF to the sender?
I don't care of they revert to CAD.dwg or not, the sender has the original CAD drawings anyway.
Thanks in Advance..."The barbarians are here and there are no gates!"
August 12th, 2007, 09:30 PM #2
To add comments they should just send in DWG format so that you can make direct changes.
If you use a PDF writer (such as the full version of Acrobat) - the return PDF will have changes that will have to be typed into CAD anyways.
Might as well type it just once by altering the DWG and returning it to the source.
If the author doesn't want their DWG out in the world or changed by third parties - than I would just return an e-mail with text comments referring to the drawing number.
But if the comments involve graphical changes - try this
Open the PDF full screen
Hit Alt - PrintScreen at the same time
Paste into Paint
Make your line and text changes
Save as JPG
Send back and let the source worry about getting the JPG details into the original CAD file.
August 13th, 2007, 10:10 AM #3
I'll try that Paint idea.
Part of the DWG problem is bandwidth. Hotels usually are OK connection wise, but lack bandwidth for large files, so tradition dictates .pdf.
Plus, once I did a .dwg alteration and the architect didn't catch it and published my detail, which was a no-harm no foul, but could have been.
Thanks for you input."The barbarians are here and there are no gates!"
August 20th, 2007, 01:27 AM #4
"PDF-XChange Viewer is an alternative viewer for PDF files that enables you to view and annotate PDF files. You can add text, sticky notes, and other annotations and save them to the file, which will be compatible with the standard Adobe PDF reader. The program also includes a handy loupe tool to zoom in on selected areas of a document, as well as options to extract text and images, export a documents to image formats, and more. PDF-XChange Viewer offers a modern, tabbed interface and an attractive set of features not commonly found in free PDF viewers."
August 20th, 2007, 02:09 AM #5
Our office spent the money on Adobe Acrobat Professional and we all feel that it was well worth it. If there is a cheaper (or even free alternative) I would suggest checking it out, but you can't go wrong with choosing the professional software.I don't like signatures.
May 2nd, 2013, 10:14 AM #6
Be sure to check the date of the original post... We all get snookered at least once!
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