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Feature Request - Extract Text from PDF

Question asked by Elaine Cairns on Nov 22, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 24, 2018 by Alan Sharp

I work in the estimating department doing site takeoff. Very rarely in the tender stage do we have access to CAD files, it is usually PDF's ( a lot of the time very low quality). For most of the PDFs I get, if I import vector info the elevation text just gets converted to polylines, so I can't use it for spot elevations. It would be nice to have a function that would extract elevation text from the PDF and convert it to useable points or multiline text which TBC could use for spot elevations. I know of at least 1 software out there that does this and was wondering if Trimble plans to put this in a future version.

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