You can insert a PDF file as a reference model to your Tekla Structures model. During import, Tekla Structures converts the PDF into the DXF format.
Insert a PDF file to a model
File menu, click .
The Insert PDF Reference Model dialog box opens.
- Click Browse...
- Browse for the PDF file and click Open.
- Set the scale for the reference model.
- Enter the number of the pages that you want to insert.
- Click OK.
Pick a point to place the reference model.
Tekla Structures converts the PDF into the DXF format. The conversion creates a DXF file for every inserted page. Tekla Structures saves the DXF files to the same folder where the PDF is.
Only vector graphics are converted, not raster graphics.
WARNING: The PDF document could be subject to minor scaling adjustments during the print process to make it fit a standard page size. That means that it may not be 100% accurate in all directions once scaled to full size.