Print2CAD 2021 - Reference Manual
The Software Interface of Print2CAD is available in English, German, Spanish, Italian, and French. The Manual is available in English and German. The translations in Spanish, Italian and French are done in some cases using automatic Google Translator.
Unit of The Converted DWG Or DXF File
This option allows the user to select the unit for coordinates in the output DWG or DXF files. The natural internal unit of all PDF files is [mm]. All dimensions in PDF are a print/plot dimensions, the information about print/plot scale of the drawing is not available in PDF files.
Keeping Last Settings After Program Ends
When exiting the program, the last settings are saved and automatically loaded when the program is restarted.
Using Prefix “Print2CAD- For Converted Files
The user can choose to use the prefix “Print2CAD-” with their converted files.
Important! Please be careful. When turning off the prefix of converted files, the target files will be overwritten without warning.
Path for Temporary Files
Print2CAD produces a lot of temporary files during the conversion. You need over 1GB free space on your hard drive if you vectorize raster pictures. All raster pictures from PDF files are saved in temporary files during the conversion. As standard Print2CAD uses the Windows temporary directory for its own temporary files. We recommend the SSD hard drive for the temporary files.
However, Print2CAD offers a possibility to change this directory. Just enter your own path for temporary files. The program Print2CAD will write files in this directory.
The directory needs to be easily accessible and should not be set up on a network connection (for example a directory on a server).
Internal Restriction Setting - Maximum number of pixels in a raster picture
The raster pictures size in PDF files is unlimited. This can cause heavy disturbance during the vectorization of raster pictures. The raster to vector method opens 6 temporary raster pictures during the conversion and the conversion time will grow exponentially. If you define the maximum size of the raster picture, the raster pictures over this limit will be cut and vectorized in calculated small pieces.
Internal Restriction Setting - Maximum number of hatches
The hatches in PDF files are very fast entities made by filled polylines. The PDF file can contain millions of hatches with no disturbance to the view regeneration time.
Opposite, the hatches in DWG files are very complicated and have slow entities. The DWG can handle only about 50,000 to 100,000 hatches with no disturbance.
More hatches make DWG very slow.
You can define the maximum number of hatches in the converted files. All hatches above this number will be converted in easy boundary polylines.
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