Importing Blueprints

Import blueprints (PDF, CAD, and other formats) that can be used for tracing flooring areas with Measure's drawing tools.

Measure supports many types of electronic blueprint files. The most common file formats are PDF, CAD (*.dwf; *.dwg; *.dxf), TIFF, and JPEG.

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How To:

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  1. From the Home tab in the Ribbon Bar select the Import Blueprint button. The Windows Open dialog box will appear. (Alternatively, you may select the Blueprint tab in the Ribbon Bar and from the Import Image group, select to Import Image, Import CAD, or Scan Image.)

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  2. Navigate to the location of the blueprint file and select it.
  3. Click on Open. The Open dialog will then close.
  4. If the imported file has multiple pages, the Select Page to Import dialog appears. Select the pages you wish to import and click OK. For more information on Importing Multi-page graphics files click here.
  5. The Import Graphics dialog will open and this is where you can set the scale and other features of the blueprint. Then, click OK to finish the import.

Video Tutorial

 

 

How To:

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  1. From the Navigation bar select the Import Blueprint button, blueprint_button.png.

    The Windows Open dialog box will appear.

    (Alternatively, you may select the Blueprint tab in the Ribbon Bar and from the Import group, select to Import Image, Import CAD, or Scan Image.)

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  2. Navigate to the location of the blueprint file and select it.
  3. Click on Open
  4. The Open dialog will then close and the Import Graphics dialog will open.

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  • A: Select the image quality. Keep in mind higher image quality require more memory and storage space and may impact your workstations performance.
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    PDF, CAD, TIFF

    The checkbox will keep the original quality. Unchecking this box will allow you to set the image quality using the slider.

    JPEG

    Use the slider to adjust image quality.

    The farther the slider is to the right the sharper the image will be.

  • B: Set the scale of the blueprint. If you need to set the scale manually please see the article Scaling Imported Blueprints.
  • C: If needed you can also rotate, flip, shear, and crop the blueprint.

(For more information on importing multi-page blueprints please see the article Importing Multi-page Blueprints.)

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