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Tom Schülke

import and adjust macro for several files ?

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Hallo everyone,

I a not quite sure, theres a way to do this in affinity.

I got a folder with several pdf´s, that where produced from autocad, and that have to be composed in affinity Photo to make a much more pleasent floor plan.

The several pdf´s where Plotted from autocad, untill now get placed one after the other to the center of a Document, that refers in size to the pdf´s that of course have all the same size, and gets placed in the middle of the document using a dp1 of 300...

due to the nature of the embedded pdf´ files i import, i do aply to each of them a layer effect  "color overlay" (so the architects can care about the color much more precise inside of affinity photo) , and also due to the problems of the embedded vektors of the pdf´s, i aply the layer effect "outline", in the exakt same color of the color overlay i used before.   This way the thin and uggly lines of the used colored triangles of the fillings dissapear for the embedded pdfs.

 

now i do this one after the other with each of the pdf´s the architects wrote to one folder , untill every pdf is sitting on top of the other , using the layereffects and they are all centered to the middle of the document (which has the size of the first opend pdf and so gets the exact szise of the needed pdfs) ..

 

This is the first step...

 

1. Question:

Is there a way to record in a macro to open, place to the documents center , all needed pdf´s of one folder, and applay the layer efffects i have been talking about ?

 

2: Question:

As usual the Architectural plans change very often in a competition untill you get your final result..   this takes much much time ....    so.. is there a way, to produce a macro of all the now embedded pdfs, and tell affinity, to replace them by the pdf´s in a selected folder, and replace each pdf with the now actualised pdf´s, with their corresponding names ?  and if there isn´t any, go on to the next embedded pdf, and look if there existes one with the corrresponding name, untill all layer with pdf´s are actualised with the new pdfs´s. and this by remaining all the layereffects, you put on your embedded pdf´s ?

 

this would streamline the import and redoing process of my documents very very much and would spare dozenz of hours of work in an architectural workflow process..

 

here´s a screenshot of an example (not finished plan)..

 

greetings Tom..

 

 

macro for Florplans.jpg

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Well..

no idea ?   As far as i have come trying macros,  Affinity untill now doest open folders ore external files ...      there has to be a file opened to be able to start macro recording ..  right. `?

So this doesnt work ?

 

greetings.

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