Hello all. I have been asked to amend a set of plans that the original author was unable to finish. Unfortunately, all I have are vector PDFs of that set, with no access to other formats. According to The Oracle, and several happy youtube tutors, all I have to do is get Inkscape, import a PDF, convert it to .dxf, and then import into SU. I tried this, steps 1 through 3 go just fine, but what shows up in SU is… I dunno…
Hi there! Thanks for the tip. Using your suggestion made the import make more sense. It’s clear enough that I can make the changes I need to to the image. None of the texts comes through, so I’ll have to re-label everything, but that’s no biggie.
Another thing to check is the import unit used. It often makes sense to use a larger unit than the one actually used in the DWG/DXF, especially if the file to be imported is small, like a plan reduced to a small scale.
Yeah, I scaled it in SU to 1/4"=1’ (1:48, my favourite), but the OG was 1:50 - little bit of head scratching for a second there! It’s all working out quite nicely now, almost too fast, time to up my rate!