Exporting PDF loses Watermark



I have a watermark for my business drawings that I send to customers. When I export a PDF of my drawings the watermark does not show up.


Watermarks are ‘raster’ images, export PDF is ‘vector’’ line work output…

if you open in LayOut you can export ‘hybrid’ which uses both the ‘raster’ images and the ‘vector’ line work…

or use ‘Print’ and ‘Save as PDF’ or the Windows equivalent…



Pdf export outputs a pure vector image, and raster image effects like textures, shadows, back edges, watermarks and sketchy edges styles cannot be exported.

You could either try printing to a PDF printer, or, use LayOut to export your drawings.


(John beat me to it)