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Importing a pdf file into a sketch

geoff_joseygeoff_josey Member Posts: 47 ✭✭
I have a number of cross sections at 1:1 scale which are scans from a plan. pdf format. I would like to import these into sketches to use for a loft between the various planes.
Any guidance and tips would be appreciated
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  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,369
    edited December 2020
    You'll have to convert these to an image first, either through an image editing software like Photoshop, or by taking a screenshot.
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • geoff_joseygeoff_josey Member Posts: 47 ✭✭
    After a long delay I have another related question. I have a file with 3 sheets in pdf format. These have been converted to jpg (image) format. When I import the zipped file the first sheet imports OK but for the other 2  get the message "failed to translate. No translatable formats found in given zip archive. Hopefully attached !
    Thanks
  • S1monS1mon Member Posts: 985 PRO
    I would try importing each JPG as a separate file. I know .ZIP works for CAD archives, but not sure about other types of files.

    BTW, if you want the actual lines in the PDF, you might try this: https://cloudconvert.com/pdf-to-dxf
  • geoff_joseygeoff_josey Member Posts: 47 ✭✭
    Thanks for your help. The link was useful and it all worked OK using your suggestions.
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