PROCAD T2P Blog

PROCAD talks with the piping design community.

Blog Tutorial – Importing PDF Files

Do you have existing drawings that are in PDF format?

Need to do some edits in AutoCAD? Now you can!

Starting with AutoCAD 2017, there is now a way to convert a PDF file into an AutoCAD DWG file.

The command is PDFIMPORT, and there are settings options available to accommodate user preferences. Singular text objects can be converted into MTEXT strings as part of the conversion process.

This tutorial covers the command and the settings available for importing a PDF file.

It can be used in any PROCAD software, as long as the AutoCAD platform is version 2017 or newer.

Watch the tutorial video below.

PROCAD’s Blog Tutorials act as part of our continued effort to help customers learn and use the software effectively. Besides our PROCAD Tutorials, these additional videos expand the users’ knowledge base of the software.

Be sure to keep viewing the PROCAD Blog section. More tutorials will be added that will enhance your PROCAD software experience!

Need help with a particular feature? Send a quick note to support@procad.com and let us know what you’d like to see!

Coming Soon – Reference Files (XREFs)


Blog Tutorial – Custom Borders

Do you have existing AutoCAD borders or title-block information? Want to use them in the PROCAD software? It’s easy, simply select them for use through the Standards Manager supporting module.

Don’t have any existing borders? Do you need to create a border for your company? How about for a customer or client?

You can use the standard PROCAD borders that come with the software, or you can customize your very own!

Start from scratch in AutoCAD, or edit/modify an existing border to suit your needs/specifications. Borders are “Standard” specific, so you can use several borders for different projects and/or customers.

This tutorial will be your guide to creating and using custom borders. It supports both the PROCAD 2D Software  and PROCAD SPOOLCAD software.

Watch the tutorial video below.

PROCAD’s Blog Tutorials act as part of our continued effort to help customers learn and use the software effectively. Besides our PROCAD Tutorials, these additional videos expand the users’ knowledge base of the software.

Be sure to keep viewing the PROCAD Blog section. More tutorials will be added that will enhance your PROCAD software experience!

Need help with a particular feature? Send a quick note to support@procad.com and let us know what you’d like to see!

Up Next – Importing PDF Files


Blog Tutorial – Editing Component Dimensional Data

PROCAD’s Blog Tutorials act as part of our continued effort to help customers learn and use the software effectively. Besides our PROCAD Tutorials, these additional videos expand the users’ knowledge base of the software.

Do you need to adjust dimensional values for a component? Overall width for example? To match your specifications or client requirements?

When using the dimensioning tool, if values are not correct, then this tutorial will be your guide to getting the required accuracy you need.

Watch the tutorial video below. It’s very useful for PROCAD ISOMETRIC and PROCAD SPOOLCAD software.

Be sure to keep viewing the PROCAD blog section. More tutorials will be added that will enhance your PROCAD software experience!

Need help with a particular feature? Send a quick note to support@procad.com and let us know what you’d like to see!

Up Next – Custom Borders


Blog Tutorial – Dimensioning Spools

Do you know the “cut-length” of pipe for a given spool? Want to input that value instead of doing an “overall” value?

When using the dimensioning tool, if the pipe lengths are known, you can define those pipe length values before dimensioning the spools and have PROCAD calculate the “Overall Length” for you!

This tutorial will guide you through the steps required to getting the required accuracy you need.

Watch the tutorial video below. It’s very useful for PROCAD ISOMETRIC and PROCAD SPOOLCAD software.

Be sure to keep viewing the PROCAD blog section. More tutorials will be added that will enhance your PROCAD software experience!

Need help with a particular feature? Send a quick note to support@procad.com and let us know what you’d like to see!

PROCAD’s Blog Tutorials act as part of our continued effort to help customers learn and use the software effectively. Besides our main PROCAD Demos and  PROCAD Tutorials, these additional videos expand the users’ knowledge base of the software.

Coming Up – Editing Component Dimensional Values


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