iPad Pro Need help with markups disappearing

Arquet

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 13, 2019
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I went to a site today and stupidly forgot to print my files as PDF so I had to open OneDrive, open my CAD file, do a screenshot (cant print as pdf in the app), saved it in my OneDrive folder then opened the image and wrote all my dimensions and notes in the app.

So I did this 3 times for 3 different areas, BUT only 1 location still had all my markups. The other 2 are just screenshots with no markups.

How do I get it back??? I clearly remember going through them AFTER at a cafe, no drawing this time, just flipping through and making sure i got all i need written down.

This is important, is there any way to get them back?!
 

AutomaticApple

macrumors 68020
Nov 28, 2018
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Massachusetts
I went to a site today and stupidly forgot to print my files as PDF so I had to open OneDrive, open my CAD file, do a screenshot (cant print as pdf in the app), saved it in my OneDrive folder then opened the image and wrote all my dimensions and notes in the app.

So I did this 3 times for 3 different areas, BUT only 1 location still had all my markups. The other 2 are just screenshots with no markups.

How do I get it back??? I clearly remember going through them AFTER at a cafe, no drawing this time, just flipping through and making sure i got all i need written down.

This is important, is there any way to get them back?!
I'm a bit confused as to what the problem is.
 

Arquet

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 13, 2019
8
42
ipados allows you to take a screenshot of the screen and draw on it.

so since i cant print to pdf on the ipad in autocad, i took a screenshot and saved it on my ipad. I then opened it using Files, tapped the pencil icon on the top right and started making notes and writing down dimensions.

At the end, i tapped done. Before i left, i was at a cafe to review everything and it was all good.
But when i got home, only 1 out of 3 files still had the markings i drew, but the thing is, they all have roughly the same file size so i think the markings are there but not visible? Any way i can get it back or extract it?