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#324564
Hi,
It's small but however I don't understand where the "clutter" comes from.
/Mats
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#324567
Is it because of the round end to lines in Archicad?


Barry.
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#324645
Mats,
PDF exported for Archicad is typically more accurate than that exported from Autodesk products, whenever I check a PDF in Bluebeam from Archicad they dimension correctly but from either AutoCAD or Revit there is a small discrepancy (up to about 1mm / meter)

Scott
#324651
sboydturner wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:30 pm Mats,
PDF exported for Archicad is typically more accurate than that exported from Autodesk products, whenever I check a PDF in Bluebeam from Archicad they dimension correctly but from either AutoCAD or Revit there is a small discrepancy (up to about 1mm / meter)

Scott
Good but doesn't help me ;)
#324683
Isn't this the result of scaling something to a papersize (assuming you are measuring something on a PDF with other software)?

Somewhere in the magic of DPI, PDF file format etc etc something gets lost?

Something like IFC or DWG should yield better result for 3rd parties checking dimension etc
#324706
Erwin Edel wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:04 am Isn't this the result of scaling something to a papersize (assuming you are measuring something on a PDF with other software)?

Somewhere in the magic of DPI, PDF file format etc etc something gets lost?

Something like IFC or DWG should yield better result for 3rd parties checking dimension etc
yes pdf...which is what we use more and more. Clever programs should have the ability round numbers. Just curious where this comes from . No answer from GS support yet.
#324819
For what it's worth: I notice the same issues when exploding a vector PDF in Archicad: the dimensions are no longer 100% accurate. I assume it has to do with changing things from a 1:1 scale to a 'grid' of 300 dpi (or whatever setting your PDF uses) on the page size.

I'm not sure if there is much that can be done about it on the Archicad side of things.
#324851
As Erwin said there is a translation to PDF compromise. I frequently have to work from vector PDFs and rely where possible on the displayed dimensions. In my experience you cannot rely on the PDF vectors which will always have potential errors. If you want to share reliable 2D data save the view to DWG, (until GS sort out reading PMK files in different versions of AC. :roll:).
#324876
DGSketcher wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:37 pm As Erwin said there is a translation to PDF compromise. I frequently have to work from vector PDFs and rely where possible on the displayed dimensions. In my experience you cannot rely on the PDF vectors which will always have potential errors. If you want to share reliable 2D data save the view to DWG, (until GS sort out reading PMK files in different versions of AC. :roll:).
It's more a general question concerning all users of pdf's. Have to live with it I guess. The use of pdf's in digital apps is booming while we print much less. Mega-pdf + Dalux/Streambim/similar is the way to go..."paperless" projects.