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About model and data exchange with 3rd party solutions: Revit, Solibri, dRofus, Bluebeam, structural analysis solutions, and IFC, BCF and DXF/DWG-based exchange, etc.

How to bring in PDF vectorial content

Anybody can suggest a way of bringing in the vectorial data in a PDF (lines, perhaps fills, perhaps text) so that it is editable in Archicad? I am trying an online converter to DWG with so-so results.

Once you bring the PDF into ArchiCAD, you can just "Explode into Current View." This was a new feature in v18, I think.
Richard Morrison, Architect-Interior Designer
AC26 (since AC6.0), Win10

As Richard says you can place the pdf as an external drawing reference in AC and explode it PROVIDED the pdf is generated in vector format. If the PDF contains a scanned image there isn't anything you can do in AC to turn that into vector data.
Apple iMac macOS Ventura / AC27UKI (most recent builds)


Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world, I feel I can't take it.

Thanks very much.

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