FlexiCAD and Flexijet Stone PDF tool creates a custom PDF version of the measurements and data created.

  • The content of this PDF can be customized to your specifications.
  • To simply Print/plot to PDF the contents of a folder, see Print/Plot below.
  • For versions 3.1.2.0 and earlier, please see PDF Tool – 3.1 and earlier below.

PDF Snapshot:

Additionally in version 3.2.0.0 and later, a PDF Snapshot of an individual folder can be created during the export of that folder. Simply select the ‘Also save PDF snapshot of Folder’ option on the ‘Transformations’ window.
Transformations window with 'Also save PDF snapshot of folder' highlighted

PDF Tool

  1. To export a PDF, click on the PDF logo at the top of the FlexiCAD window to open the PDF export dialog. You can also access this function in the File menu as ‘Create PDF’.
    PDF export logo
  2. The PDF Job Data window will now appear. On the Printouts tab, select the checkboxes of the folders you wish to include in the PDF output.
    As well, you may add additional notes to each individual folder, or apply the current notes to all pages using the ‘Apply notes to all pages’ button.
    Select the appropriate titleblock, and click ‘Edit’ to fill the user-defined fields.
    PDF Tool Printouts
    PDF Tool - Edit user-defined fields in titleblock window
  1. From the ‘Main Information’ tab, you may enter the job and customer’s information, including address, etc. Select ‘Print in summary’ to include this information in the summary page.
    Note that these fields can be included in the customizable titleblocks using the appropriate fields.
    PDF tool Main Information
  1. On the ‘Contract’ tab, you may review your contract terms, and collect a signature. You may select if you wish to print your signature on the PDF document output
    PDF tool contract tab
  1. The ‘Settings’ tab allows you to select some options. Choose whether to include jobsite/webcam pictures in the PDF output, whether to add signature to photos, optionally omit blank pages form the PDF output, add an additional PDF file to the resulting pdf (such as a checklist), and select the format (Portrait or Landscape) of the resulting PDF. Optionally, select whether to auto-rotate the pages to best match the page format that is selected.
    PDF tool window - Settings tab
  1. Click on ‘Save and Export PDF’ to create your PDF. If the ‘Export selected folders as DXF/other’ option was also selected, you will be prompted to choose the file format for your DXF export, and any applicable transformations.

PDF titleblocks can be customized! Click here to learn about customize the PDF Titleblock

Print/Plot

The Print/plot function will plot the selected area of the canvas

  1. With the desired folder and elements active and visible, Select ‘Print/Plot’ from the ‘File’ menu.
    Print/Plot in File Menu
  1. The Print/Plot Dialog window will now appear.
    Print/Plot Dialog Window
  1. To print to PDF, select ‘Microsoft Print to PDF’. To print directly to printer, select the appropriate printer. As needed, adjust and set print parameters in the ‘Properties’ window, including paper size.
    Print setup window
  1. By default, all elements on the active canvas will be selected. To select a particular window, select ‘Window’ and draw a box around the desired elements.
    Print/Plot window Print area section
  1. Set the margins and scale as required. Choose between Landscape and Portrait mode.
    Print_Plot Margins and Scale
  1. To see a preview, select ‘Preview’. The preview of the printed area will appear. Press ‘X’ to exit the Print Preview and return to the print dialog
    Print/Plot Preview Window
  1. When ready, click ‘Print’ to print to the selected printer. If printing to PDF, a file dialog window will appear to name and choose a location for your PDF file.
    Print/Plot save Print As

PDF Tool (versions 3.1.1.0 and earlier)

  1. To export a PDF, click on the PDF logo at the top of the FlexiCAD window to open the PDF export dialog. You can also access this function in the File menu as ‘Create PDF’.
    PDF export logo
  2. The PDF Job Data window will now appear. On the Main Information tab, you may enter job name, number, Name of company, Name of the contact person, phone number. You may also select a logo to be added to your PDF, a contract file, and an additional PDF file to be added at the end of the PDF export. You may also select whether to include Site Photos (taken with webcam or Flexijet Smart Remote App) in your PDF export.
    PDF Export Job data window
  1. From the ‘Customer Information’ tab, you may enter the customer’s address, including city, State/province, and Zip/Postal code. Select ‘Print in summary’ to include this information in the summary page.
    PDF Export customer info window
  1. From the ‘Date’ tab, select the measurement date and name of technician.
    PDF Export Date information
  1. From the ‘Printouts’ tab, check the checkboxes of the folders you wish to print in the PDF output. Note: ensure the ‘Print to PDF’ box is selected to ensure these views print on the PDF.
    As well, you may add additional notes to each individual folder.
    PDF Export select printouts window
  1. From the ‘Memos’ tab, you may add additional notes to the PDF.
    PDF Export Memos tab
  1. On the ‘Contract’ tab, you may review your contract terms, and collect a signature. You may select if you wish to print your signature on the PDF document output
    PDF Export Contract tab
  1. Click on ‘Save and Export PDF’ to create your PDF. If the ‘Export selected folders as DXF/other’ option was also selected, you will be prompted to choose the file format for your DXF export, and any applicable transformations.

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