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DWG to PDF - Part 2

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05-03-2012 08:25 AM

I am using AC LT 2008.

I have a drawing that measures 34 x 19 and I must print it at  a scale of 1:1.

In Plot - Model I use Printer Name - Dwg to PDF, Paper Size - Arch D 36 x 24,

What to Plot - Extents and Scale - 1:1.

I review this in Preview and it looks fine so I then complete the Plot

The PDF file is saved on my Desktop and when I open it it looks fine.

I then Upload the file to Staples Copy Service. Their paper size choice is 24 x 36.

When I preview it at Staples the drawing is cropped because of the orientation of the paper

They do not seem to have a paper size of 36 x 24 or any Rotate feature...

 

Now I go back to my drawing and rotate it 90 degrees.

In Plot I again use Printer Name DWG to PDF, I change the Paper Size to Arch D 24 x 36, Extents and 1:1.

When I preview this from the Plot screen the 'paper'  the image is on has a landscape orientation and much of the image is cropped.

 

What am I misunderstanding or doing wrong here?

 

Thanks for your help.

 

As a bonus question What is the difference between a paper size of Arch D and Arch D Expand?

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Charles_Shade
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Re: DWG to PDF - Part 2

05-03-2012 08:51 AM in reply to: trvlnmny

Arch D takes the Margin into consideration and Arch D Expand does not (at least that is what I believe).

 

Do not rotate your Drawing.

Set your paper to 24 x 36 and change the Orientation to Landscape (or Portrait).

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Re: DWG to PDF - Part 2

05-03-2012 09:00 AM in reply to: Charles_Shade

I do not see where to set the orientation to Landscape or Portrait.

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Re: DWG to PDF - Part 2

05-03-2012 09:16 AM in reply to: trvlnmny

From the right side of the Publish dialog

 

ScreenShot001.jpg

 

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Re: DWG to PDF - Part 2

05-03-2012 09:27 AM in reply to: Charles_Shade

Never saw that panel before.

Found it now that I know it is there.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: DWG to PDF - Part 2

05-03-2012 09:31 AM in reply to: trvlnmny

That arrow down at the bottom of the dialog gets many a person.

Expanded view like this should probably be the default view of this dialog.

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Re: DWG to PDF - Part 2

05-03-2012 09:33 AM in reply to: Charles_Shade

Is it possible to set AC so that panel always shows?

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Re: DWG to PDF - Part 2

05-03-2012 10:11 AM in reply to: trvlnmny

It shoudl always stay open until someone minimizes it: if it does not stay open, your Windows Profile may be limiting your access to the Windows Registry where that is saved I believe (or you could just have a corupt Windows Registry entry).

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