5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 7, 2016 12:56 AM by try67

    Acrobat 7 Measuring Tool v.s. Acrobat XI Measuring Tool

    robertos38875843 Level 1

      <Urgent> hi im robert, i work on EPC company specializing in oil and gas. I develop a procedure of automated system for Quantity Take off for drawings, PFD's and P&ID's using only acrobat + excel, unfortunately there are some features of old acrobat wherein the tools upgraded version has been changed. My question is can i revert back the tool setting even im already using new version (specifics : Acrobat 7 Measuring Tool v.s. Acrobat XI Measuring Tool)

        • 1. Re: Acrobat 7 Measuring Tool v.s. Acrobat XI Measuring Tool
          try67 MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          (First of all, I moved your question to one of the Acrobat forums)

           

          What exactly do you see that's working differently compared to the older version?

          • 2. Re: Acrobat 7 Measuring Tool v.s. Acrobat XI Measuring Tool
            robertos38875843 Level 1

            Hi try67.

             

            To give you a synopsis, below is the samples of Automated Quantity take-off / Survey using acrobat + excel.

             

            My working file is called Piping and Instrument Diagram (P&ID) which consist of many pages and each pages contains numerous items which is required to be classified and quantified. Below is a sample of PDF 7 marked P&ID (diamond shaped marking and colored in red and blue)

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            While below image is the Output summarized and classified using Excel

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            Now i will emphasize the difference of Distance Tool for both Acrobat 7 and Acrobat XI

             

            Acrobat 7 : Distance Tool

            1.) Can show marking even if dimension is equals to "0"

            2.) Procedure to use : Open Distance Tool > input Annotation > Double click to mark specified location > To continue marking, edit Annotation and Double click to mark specified location

             

            Acrobat XI : Distance Tool

            1.) Cannot show marking if dimension is "0"

            2.) Procedure to use : Open Distance Tools > Create Marking > Edit Marking suit to use > Edit Annotation > To continue marking, copy previous marking > Paste to specified location > Edit annotation

             

            To simplify impact as explained difference above. See below image

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            Now my question is,  is there a way Acrobat can retain the Settings of the command Measuring Tools, or If i am using latest version of Acrobat, can i revert back the original setting for Measuring Tools?

             

            Thanks in advance.

            • 3. Re: Acrobat 7 Measuring Tool v.s. Acrobat XI Measuring Tool
              robertos38875843 Level 1

              Hi try67.

               

              To give you a synopsis, below is the samples of Automated Quantity take-off / Survey using acrobat + excel.

               

              My working file is called Piping and Instrument Diagram (P&ID) which consist of many pages and each pages contains numerous items which is required to be classified and quantified. Below is a sample of PDF 7 marked P&ID (diamond shaped marking and colored in red and blue)

              Untitled.png

              While below image is the Output summarized and classified using Excel

              UntitledA.png

              Now i will emphasize the difference of Distance Tool for both Acrobat 7 and Acrobat XI

               

              Acrobat 7 : Distance Tool

              1.) Can show marking even if dimension is equals to "0"

              2.) Procedure to use : Open Distance Tool > input Annotation > Double click to mark specified location > To continue marking, edit Annotation and Double click to mark specified location

               

              Acrobat XI : Distance Tool

              1.) Cannot show marking if dimension is "0"

              2.) Procedure to use : Open Distance Tools > Create Marking > Edit Marking suit to use > Edit Annotation > To continue marking, copy previous marking > Paste to specified location > Edit annotation

               

              To simplify impact as explained difference above. See below image

              UntitledC.png

              Now my question is,  is there a way Acrobat can retain the Settings of the command Measuring Tools, or If i am using latest version of Acrobat, can i revert back the original setting for Measuring Tools?

               

              Thanks in advance.

              • 4. Re: Acrobat 7 Measuring Tool v.s. Acrobat XI Measuring Tool
                robertos38875843 Level 1

                Hi try67, any info on my inquiry?

                 

                TIA

                 

                Robert

                • 5. Re: Acrobat 7 Measuring Tool v.s. Acrobat XI Measuring Tool
                  try67 MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                  Sorry, I can't really help you with this issue.