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Omega 6.5

Discussion in 'Gerber Omega, Graphix Advantage & MacImprint' started by Flojo, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. Flojo

    Flojo New Member

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    I'm very new to sign making we make the basic stuff stenciling for Air Craft. I was wondering how we can convert a pdf file into a file that will work with omega software. thanks
     
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  2. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    when you say PDF are you talking a raster object?
     
  3. JulieS

    JulieS Member

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    If it's a vector (made of lines) PDF, you should be able to import into Omega and cut stencils from it.
    Just open a blank "page" in Omega. Click File, Import. Find "PDF as vector" in the drop-down menu "Files of Type" and choose that. Then you have to hit OK a couple times, I think.
    When the image shows up on the screen, make sure you have it all selected, then click CTRL and 1 together, then click CTRL and 2 together. That process removes the "fill" from the images and makes the lines cuttable.

    If it's a raster (made of pixels) PDF, that's a different story. You're going to have to somehow trace or re-draw the image to create lines that can be cut.
     
  4. Attila Nagy

    Attila Nagy Member

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    PDF can be opened directly. You need to select one of the option on Open dialog box. (Vinil only, for example)
     
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