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Will Adobe support layers?

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Camilla

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Hi,
When I create a PDF from a SolidWorks drawing file, will the PDF include the layers?
Thanks in advance.
 
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ummon

Guest
Hi Camilla,

All I know is that Acrobat 3D doesn't import SolidWorks PMI at this time, so I guess it doesn't support layers. Let's take a look on Adobe website to confirm that.
 
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Calypso

Guest
The 3D format supported in Acrobat 3D is .u3d. This is what is used in the 3D annotation. The Acrobat 3D product converts many different 3D file types into a .u3d file on its way to becoming a 3D annotation inside of Acrobat. The .u3d spec does not support layers in the way I believe you want to use them. I believe it may store or convert this layer data as some kind of meta data, but I don't think that would be useful in this sense.
 
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mstnguru

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MicroStation uses a "pdf.plt" printer driver to produce a PDF file with a "levels" tab, which enables the user to turn on and off display of individual CAD file levels within the PDF file. Is this what you need to do with levels?
 
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ummon

Guest
Hi guru,
Can you tell us more about this printer driver? It's in Microstation so how can we deal with Solidworks to produce PDF from MSTN ?

thanks :)
 

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