To have the DWG format as an import option, you must have DWG TrueView™ installed. DWG TrueView is included as an installation option on the QTO product DVD.
|Document Type||Automatic Takeoff Available?||Manual Takeoff Available?|
|3D DWF models||Yes (all automatic tools)||No|
|2D DWF sheets||Yes (Search Takeoff and Single-Click Auto Takeoff)||Yes|
|PDF files (without password protection)||No||Yes|
|Image files (TIF, GIF, JPG)||No||Yes|
If you have other types of files, such as DGN files, that you want to use in QTO, use the free downloadable Autodesk® DWF Writer to convert them to DWF files. The converted files can be imported and used for quantity takeoff. DWF Writer is included as an installation option on the QTO product DVD.
Optimize PDF files for use in QTO by using the image settings within the PDF print driver to downsample all images to below 150 ppi. The default setting of 300 ppi is optimized for printer output, not on-screen display, so it will not deliver optimal performance for importing and displaying PDF images in QTO. For best results, test your PDF output in QTO and, if necessary, make adjustments to downsampling and compression settings to publish clear images at the smallest possible file size. (Downsampling reduces file size; compression reduces files size and can affect image clarity.)
You can produce DWF files using several design applications. Because of variations in publishing methods, the source application of the DWF file determines the level of automatic takeoff functionality that is available when you import the file into QTO, as shown in this table:
|Publisher||Automatic Takeoff Available?|
|AutoCAD Civil 3D||Yes|