I am trying to import a PDF into illustrator, the problem is that the PDF is a highly complex 3D diagram.
I don't know from which software the PDF was genarated. I know that the original file format was vc3(I think its for CAD stuff).
I am doing this on a Laptop(Processor: Intel Core Duo CPU T6570 @ 2.10Ghz with 4GB DDRAM memmory, so its not a studio laptop but its quite decent for usual and above stuff a GD would do.
The problem is that the diagram inside the PDF is higly complex, even when I just open it with Acrobat Viewer, it takes about 2-3 minutes just to display it. It seems different from other stuff I've seen in PDF fromat so far, I think the diagram is all vectors, but its a little weird as I open it it seems that the 3D Model in the diagram is being build(it shows stuff from behind first then builds up towards the front part of the 3D model, for example if it was a cube, you would first see the faces from behind then as it adds the faces from the front part of the cube you don't even see the faces from behind that you just saw previously, but I think those faces are still there). Have a look at the screenshoots.
I didn't even know that it was posible to have a 3D model in PDF format, that is cool, Im just google it now to see what I can find out. What I am looking for is maybe someone that did this sort of stuff before, are there ways to tell Acrobat to not generate/be aware of the back side of the model, I just need a large image of the model, I don't need it 3D, I need to extract it as an image in order to use it in a Print Brochure I am designing inside Illustrator.
If I try to import/open with Illustrator the whole thing crashes and i can't really do anything about it. It crashes from the Place screen(when you place a PDF in Illustrator a window appears trying to generate a Preview of the first page of the PDF, then you can select with page of the PDF you want to place) well, it crashes at the part where Illustrator tries to generate a preview of the first page in the PDF...
[I can upload the PDF somewhere if you wanna have a look at it, maybe on a super computer or something...
Im not sure about the title of the question, and if in 3D generated graphics the "stuff" its still called vector, If there is someone around here that knows about this stuff please edit the question as best as posible, excuse my poor english, not native speaker :D ]