3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 6, 2016 7:21 AM by Karl Heinz Kremer

    Architect plan editing


      Hi, I often get architect plans which I need to selct only a small section of, such as just the kitchen. I can't seem to work out whether I should crop or edit & how to do this. Can you help please?

        • 1. Re: Architect plan editing
          Karl Heinz Kremer Adobe Community Professional

          Cropping would be my preferred way of reducing a large page to just a smaller portion of that page. You can access the crop tool by e.g. right-clicking on the page in the page thumbnails navigation pane on the left, and then select "Crop Pages...", or by selecting the crop function from the "Organize Pages" toolset in Acrobat DC.


          The only potential downside of cropping is that the original page content is still available, which means that first of all, the document size will not change, but also, that somebody with access to the crop tool can restore the original content.

          • 2. Re: Architect plan editing
            ihatew0rk Level 1

            Thanks for you help. That's the problem - the cropped image is then so small it can't be read. Ideally for scaling off it is best at 100% but then you can't crop the area as it's bigger than the screen?

            • 3. Re: Architect plan editing
              Karl Heinz Kremer Adobe Community Professional

              If it's a vector drawing, you should be able to zoom in, and if that is possible, you can set the initial zoom value so that whenever you open the document, it will be zoomed to that setting. You can do that via the document properties (Ctrl-D or Cmd-D), then go got the "Initial View" tab and set the "Magnification" to your desired zoom setting. You can either pick a selection from the list, or type in your zoom factor.