I think the "Create PDF" function included in PADS9.2 can do this for you.
But if you are using a PDF-printer, you must ensure that you are using a System Font in your schematic.
The PADS Stroke Font will not work.
I always use the Verdana system font. It looks nice, and when printed to a PDF-file the text is searchable.
Use 'Setup > Fonts' to change setting in the schematic.
Than you very much for your reply.
actually i fixed this issue by changing the stroke font to system font yesterday itself and now i am able to generate searchable PDF of my schematic. But i am wondering that "CREATE PDF" option is disabled in my tool (i am using Pads 9.0.1 version). is that option supporting from Ver 9.2 only..?
Now i have the same issue in PADS Layout. if i generate the Layout files in PDF formate ( Example- Silkscreen ) i am not able to search the Ref Designators or any other texts. i tried to solve this issue by looking at same manner as u said for Schematic, but i am not getting correct solution.
can u please guide me to solve this issue.
thanks in advance
Glad to hear you fixed the problem in PADS Logic.
Create PDF is included as standard in PADS9.2.
I think you had to pay for it in earlier releases, but I'm not sure.
Regarding searchable PDFs from PADS Layout.
Unforunately even if changing fonts in PADS Layout it is till not possible to produce searchable PDFs.
Well - in PADS9.2 there is also a Create PDF functionality included.
I don't know if there are other solutions out there.
As for now I live with non-searchable PDFs from PADS Layout (Still using PADS2007SPac3).
Thanks for your immediate responce.
Its hard to live with non-searchable PDFs, any how i have to find some way to solve this issue. cool.., will keep trying on it, if i find the solution, i will let you know immediately. hope u'll also do the same.
Well - at least I know how I can solve this issue.
I'm planning on switching to PADS9.2 or later revision next year.
Is it not possible for you to get on maintenance in order to get your version updated?
CreatePDF is included in 9.1; you don't have to go all the way to 9.2 to get it.
If the Create PDF option is available in 9.1, please tell me how to enable it. because in my tool that option is there but showing as disabled i am not able to use it and do you know how to convert searchable PDF of Layout files ( Example: Silkscreen Layer). my problem is i can generate the PDF but i am not able to search the Text on that PDF
Please help me if you know solution for this.
Thanks in advance.
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