27 June 2022
Import PDFs into Revit: How Much Is Enough?
As a Revit® professional, if you still import PDFs one page at a time, we need to talk.
Sure, there are certain things in life that are better one at a time — like spouses, speeding tickets, IRS audits, or the number of attitude-fueled teenagers living under your roof.
But some things are better in multiples. Who wants to eat one grain of rice at a time? Would you prefer being handed a single $100 bill or a trash bag straining under the weight of hundreds or thousands of them? Stranded on a desert island and need to build a fire? Imagine if matches were sold one per box. What the heck are you supposed to do with one darn match on a windswept island?
If you still import PDFs to Revit, one page at a time, we need to talk.
If you’ve ever had to work late or over a weekend simply because you were forced to spend hours importing PDF documents into Revit, one page at a time, you can probably relate. Sometimes, one at a time absolutely stinks.
How to Avoid the PDF Pity Party
Maybe you’ve long suspected that your boss dislikes you, but when he asks you — right before 5 p.m. on a Friday — to take care of a PDF import and you discover that said PDF is 142 pages long, your suspicions are probably confirmed.
Even if it was possible to blast through it at a blistering pace of a page per minute, that’s almost two and a half hours you’re going to be working late. Whatever plans you had for Friday night just evaporated.
You have four options. We think three of them suck, but you be the judge.
Option one, go ahead and stay late. Yes, your significant other is going to be upset (to put it mildly) if you miss date night, but at least the job will be done.
Option two, come into the office over the weekend and get it done. Yes, you’ll miss that little league game you promised to attend, break an innocent child’s heart, and disappoint the in-laws when you miss the family cookout. Who’s feeling trapped between a rock and a hard place?
Option three, on Monday morning, you can drag yourself out of bed long before roosters stir, head into the office three hours early, and try to get that darn PDF imported before the boss shows up.
Who wants to eat one grain of rice at a time?
Yes, we agree, none of these options are particularly appealing, and enough is enough. So, here’s option number four: your super-hero cape, your wingman, your anti-suck sidekick, or whatever you’d like to call it.
Option four is to use Microsoft Office Importer™ to import that stupid (but lengthy) PDF in one simple step. Actually, it’s so quick, you could get it done and get out of the office before the boss on Friday, with date night and your whole weekend deliciously intact.
PDF Imports? Bring It On!
How is this possible? Microsoft Office Importer for Revit quickly and easily imports multipage PDFs into your Revit project files in literally one simple step. No page-by-page restrictions here. (By the way, it also imports data from Word docs or Excel spreadsheets, and it does it easily and with perfect formatting every time, so there’s that to consider too.)
Here’s what a structural engineer with the US Army Corps of Engineers had to say: “Office Importer is probably the most intuitive, reliable and user-friendly program/add-on I’ve ever used.” — D.R.
You never heard it here, but when others in your office are dreading a PDF import, offer to do it for them for five bucks per PDF and you’ll probably make enough to cover the cost of date night.
If you’d like to know more, call 727-442-7774 to speak to a friendly Service Consultant. Alternatively, visit AxiomInt.com for more information, a live demo, or a free trial.
Let Microsoft Office Importer handle those pesky imports for you so that you can get out there and live your best life.