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If I want to show a client a floor plan what is the best way to do it digitally? (not looking for video, VR or client viewer just a 2d image)  I know chiefs export jpeg isnt clear for floor plans.   Im just wanting them to scroll in and out to see what the plan looks like so far, would an export pdf be best?  Chief has excellent raytrace abilities but I noticed for quick 2d presentations there doesnt seem to be as many options.

 

Thanks in advance for any help!

 

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Thanks Eric.  I forgot to ask in my original question... is there a way to do watermark in pdf?

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Search Help for watermark. I believe it was a new X9 feature.

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I tried looking for watermark but it mostly talked about printer set up vs watermark.   I wonder if chief calls it something else?

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24 minutes ago, Designer1 said:

I tried looking for watermark but it mostly talked about printer set up vs watermark.   I wonder if chief calls it something else?

 

You did not look hard enough,  it is there

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Scott, did you just type watermark in the help box?  I clicked on the help box in X9 then launch help and typed watermark in the search box but printing came up.  Did you use different wording?

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When I went on chiefs website and support center I searched and found the watermark info....thanks guys!

 

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Yes it is not in X9.

 

 

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Thanks Chopsaw.  I found watermark videos but it was for X10 not x9...your right.  Too bad.  Thanks for your help.

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Chad,  Did you follow the link I provided for other options in X9 ?

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Yes thanks for the additional help Chopsaw.  It was the link where they talked about a photo editor program to add the watermark? 

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7 minutes ago, Designer1 said:

It was the link where they talked about a photo editor program to add the watermark? 

 

Yes or you can just put a solid color ( light gray ) text on the back layer on page 0.  Just a little simpler than using a PDF editor unless you are doing other things with it as well.

 

If you are on a tight budget for a photo editor Gimp is opensource software.

 

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Thanks so much for the recommendation Chopsaw!  For those of you using X10...do you feel the pdf/watermark making tools in chief are quite customizable or just minimum?  I might be upgrading at the first of the year.

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3 minutes ago, Designer1 said:

For those of you using X10...do you feel the pdf/watermark making tools in chief are quite customizable or just minimum?  I might be upgrading at the first of the year.

 

Sorry to give Chief a negative review but I was one of the people that request some additional tools within Chief for creating watermarks without needing to use an external photo editor and was highly disappointed with what they came up with.  It was a start but needs a lot more work for sure.

 

Lots of other things in X10 that are worth upgrading for however.

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