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Hello everyone and yes I am a newbie!:)Please be kind...

Would like to import a pdf of my existing plot plan, which shows lot lines, the house with deck, sidewalks,  etc. into a new plan.  Having done this, but not sure how to adjust grid size to match the existing dimensions so that we can update and upgrade all those outside areas (not changing the house itself)? Will I have to trace all these features from the pdf and then delete the imported pdf?

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You will likely need to scale the PDF.   Measure a known distance on the PDF such as a plot line and scale the PDF using Transform and Replicate tool.

 

Also sometimes an imported PDF will cause the program to lag a bit so you may want to convert the PDF to .PNG first before importing.

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4 hours ago, Chopsaw said:

convert the PDF to .PNG first before importing.

 

Or convert it to .dxf with InkScape (free) , tried it last week ..worked great.... Line Work is already done....

 

Other Programs to try too in this Thread....

 

https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/topic/20428-pdf-to-cad-converter/?do=findComment&comment=177312

 

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Thanks guys , after trying this conversion to a .png file with my Mac & the Home Designer suite.  It is apparent to me that I will need a bit of a learning curve and will need to look at all the training videos. Aaargh nothing is easy!

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You have found the forum for the Chief Architect branded products.
 
Home Designer users have their own forum, HomeTalk, where you will find suggestions based on your software.
 
https://hometalk.chiefarchitect.com/

 

Also, make sure you are looking at the Home Designer site for how to info. It's blue themed, where the Chief site is green.

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