PDF Page Origin

  • PDF Page Origin

    Posted by Bob Ritger on June 27, 2024 at 10:46 am

    I’m guessing this question has come up before but I haven’t found it in my searches. The issue we are having is with multi-page PDF files that have been assembled with pages created via a variety of applications and methods but all are using the exact same page size. For instance, for an architectural set we combine our drawings with our MEP, structural and civil consultants as well as several others on complex projects. Often we’ll update many of the drawings but, depending on how the PDF pages are created their page origins may differ from the previous version or between sets printed by each consultant. This can make importing markups from previous file versions a nightmare as they are often marooned out in space somewhere or misaligned in other ways Also, forget about using “Apply to pages” to put a markup on all pages as some items will be located off the page.

    Questions: Is there a PDF page origin property that can be edited? Is there a process that can be used to harmonize page origins?

    Note: In many cases it is simply the method used to create the PDF file that causes the issue. If one person uses Revit to print using the Bluebeam printer and another uses Adobe Acrobat the issue can occur.

    Thanks for any suggestions and insights.

    Troy DeGroot replied 3 weeks, 1 day ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Isaac Harned

    June 27, 2024 at 11:23 am
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    Possible that running though the stapler and printing as a Revu PDF would fix this. This will permanently flatten markups though so just a quick export before trying.

    • Troy DeGroot

      June 27, 2024 at 1:49 pm
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      I haven’t tested this, but I will add.. Always save a new copy to work on, so you can fall back on the original.

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