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dond52
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Failed to import

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Hello everybody, I tried searching this but came up with nothing that I feel applies.
I recently purchased 3 scrollsaw patterns in PDF format. 2 of the patterns I could import vectors
from with no problems at all. The third one I get the following message:
Failed to import.PNG
I don't understand the differences between the files. The 2 that work are just vectors without shading.
The one that will not import is shaded. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

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Re: Failed to import

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It all depends on how the original PDF file was made. If the drawings are bitmaps rather than vectors then they won't import. I've seen this before with plan packs were they are made by different people by sold through the same company.

You will need to import and save the bitmap using a PDF editor or similar program and then trace it in Aspire or you use a screen capture to do the same.

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Re: Failed to import

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Thank you Adrian. Yes they were created in one company by 2 different people.
The pattern is rather complex. I was really hoping I didn't need to redraw it.
Thanks again

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Re: Failed to import

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dond52 wrote:Thank you Adrian. Yes they were created in one company by 2 different people.
The pattern is rather complex. I was really hoping I didn't need to redraw it.
Thanks again
Perhaps you can contact them and ask for the EPS version of the vector drawing. (IMO, companies that sell vector drawings should be offering the EPS format in lieu of a PDF anyway.)
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