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Dimi
Hi there,
I use this LibreCAD version:
portable LibreCAD
It's a very cool tool.
My drawing cannot see the imported PDF background, although I can see its frame in the DRAFT option. Yesterday, when I closed the drawing, everything was visible.
However, I can still import photos, e.g. converted from PDF, but their quality is to poor for my work.
I am waiting for quick help, please.
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Re: PDF import

rolgiati
On Thu, 30 Jan 2020 04:35:21 -0700 (MST)
"Dimi [via LibreCAD]" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> My drawing cannot see the imported PDF background, although I can see its
> frame in the DRAFT option. Yesterday, when I closed the drawing, everything
> was visible.
> However, I can still import photos, e.g. converted from PDF, but their
> quality is to poor for my work.
> I am waiting for quick help, please.

Use the highest definition available on one of the pdf2gif or pdf2jpg free conversion web pages, and use the resulting image.
 
For instance https://pdf2jpg.net/ (free plug from a contented user  ;-3)

Cheers,
 
Ron.
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Re: PDF import

Dimi
Thanks Ron,
Does this mean LibreCAd does not import PDF ?
Laud to Scotland
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dellus
You say you have imported a pdf, it didn't show, but you could see the frame in draft mode. I can't even see the frame. No, LibreCAD can't import a pdf.
I just have tried to open a pdf in Inkscape and then save it as dxf. Worked surprisingly well. But contained bitmaps were lost.
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Dimi
This post was updated on .
In the screenshot can see PDF frames but cannot see its contents:

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Re: PDF import

rolgiati
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On Thu, 30 Jan 2020 05:39:09 -0700 (MST)
"Dimi [via LibreCAD]" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Does this mean LibreCAd does not import PDF ?

dont think so.
 
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dellus
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OK, yes now I see, if you import a pdf as an image, you get a frame visible in draft mode. It's allways a square of 1x1 units size (with standard import settings) regardless of size and content of the pdf. So it's nonsense.  
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Re: PDF import

Dimi
Thanks guys, but I'm at the starting point.
Either I can't handle LC or the image import interface should automatically limit the type of files to import.
PDF is a very popular image standard, so if LC does not import PDF, it needs some extension corrections and maybe someone smarter will solve this problem.
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Re: PDF import

flywire
File, Import, Insert Image, Filename: All Image Files - No pdf. Seems clear.

pdf is not a format, it is more a binder for other formats. (Note svg, a vector format, is also in the list.) Write an extension if you feel you need one.
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dellus
If you import a svg via Insert Image, it is imported as a bitmap image only, even if it originally is a vector drawing.