MAGNET Field: Importing a PDF file - Transform by plotting scale

How to use MAGNET Field to import a PDF file and transform by plotting scale and then using the points for stakeout

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MAGNET Field: Importing a PDF file - Transform by plotting scale

This process assumes that you have at least a point already in the MAGNET Field file that is the origin of the PDF to use to transform (scale and orient) the PDF.

Click Exchange.

Click From File.

Select Multiple in the Data drop-down list.

Select PDF in the Format drop-down list.

Then click Settings.

Select Design Points in the Import Points As drop-down list.

Check Import text if you want the text of the PDF to come into the file.

Check Load points as background drawing if you want the PDF for your background image.

Then click the green check mark button.

Click Next.

Navigate to and select the PDF file that you wish to import.

Click the check mark once the selection is done.

Review and change any coordinate systems that are not correct for the PDF.

Click the check mark to accept.

The PDF is queried, and a list of the data that is available to import is displayed.

Select the data that you want to import, and click Next.

Determine how duplicate layer names are handled. You can select Merge or Rename.

Provide information as to what to rename it, including if you want a prefix or suffix for the new name.

Click Yes To All.

The Import Status screen shows what has been imported to the file.

Click Transform.

Select how you want to rotate, scale, and transform the PDF into your project.

This example is using By Plotting Scale.

Click Next.

To select the Origin Point in the PDF that you want to match, click the Map button. Key in the point number, or click the Point button to select the origin point of the PDF.

Key in the rotation of the PDF to match the site.

Key in the scale factor of the PDF.

Click Next.

Review the transformation parameters to be sure they are what you expected.

Click Save.

Click the Map icon on the main menu to view the PDF.