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    Hi.
    I get the attached message when I try to open a pdf file. Others open OK but every now & then I run into this problem.

    Why dies this happen, and how do I correct or work around it?
    Thanks,
    Rob.

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    Default Re: can't import/open .pdf file

    What were you expecting to do with the PDF file in Rhino? Rhino is a 3D program; PDF is a 2D format. At best, you could bring it in as a background bitmap and trace over it. If Rhino won't accept it as a bitmap, convert it into JPG or BMP format and try again.

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    Default Re: can't import/open .pdf file

    There are "pdf to dxf converters" online.
    Search the phrase



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    Default Re: can't import/open .pdf file

    Well...I was planning to model something loosely based on a plan...

    Thanks for the tip re the converter!!

    Rob.



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    Default Re: can't import/open .pdf file

    A pdf can contain both vector and raster formats. Most likely the pdf you are trying to import is a raster format (pixel image). Rhino is looking for vector that it can use. Your only option would be to use it as a background and trace it in Rhino. By the way Rhino is not just a "3d program" it is very good at 2d.



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