I am printing a dwg to pdf and when i preview the drawing it looks fine, but then when it is a pdf it looks like the attachment. Am i missing a setting somewhere? can i adjust the output of the pdf?
Are you asking why does it look washed out on the monitor?
Just increase the magnification if this is what you are asking.
Is it printing poorly when you send it to your printer?
This could be a DPI setting that needs to be adjusted.
Or something else?
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If this is solely a 'washed out on screen" issue, zoom in the PDF and you will see it's only your screen/monitor fudging the display. You can avoid this a little bit, especially around the words, if you get away from using SHX stick fonts (use Windows fonts). They will look better on screen.
The stick fonts show up as super thin lines, your PDF Reader most likely has the ENHANCE THIN LINES box checked (turn it off and they disappear becuase your stick lines are too thin for modern display).
Hi I got the same problem as you, and found the solution. What I did was to publish everything to DWF, and once you have that file plot that DWF to PDF that will maintain the original thickness of your lines. You might need to download the DWF reader from autodesk first.
This is only one extra step than what we were used to do but is worth it, I rather do that than keep zooming over and over. Good Luck !!
This is exactly how I plot to PDF also. The PDF driver within AutoCAD has always given me lousy results so I almost never use it anymore. Originally I would plot to DWF first because for many years the resulting PDF files were smaller than they would be if plotted directly from AutoCAD. Later I discovered the line quality was also higher.
To me the time is no bother either... and quite often I find additional uses for the DWF.
Skip a step and just get a better 3rd party PDF driver installed in Windows (or use it in AutoCAD, not the DWF viewer): For those that do not know most are free, a few are not, all work great, PDF creation in one step and not two fromk inside AutoCAD/LT.
And while you are at it, ditch Adobe Reader X and either go back to version 9 or upgrade that too and use another like FOXIT Reader or others (most are free too).
If your new computer is ready to go download the trial and see.
What you are seeing is a graphics issue and not a DWG to PDF issue.
I've been using DWG to PDF for two years here and have never seen this issue.
How does the pdf plot? Clean or faded as you see on screen?
What PDF viewer are ou using?
Have you zoomed in on the PDF on screen?
If Adobe do you have Enhance Thin Lines checked?
Using the converter software separate from AutoCad has worked well for me for the last two years also. However it won't read the saved trial drawings. I am using Adobe Reader X. Unless I zoom to 100% or greater the fading doen't change. I am not familar with the "Enhance Thin Lines" option. Where?
The Trial version drawings should not be any different than a licensed version drawing file.
Is there a problem with your 3rd party PDF driver and AutoCAD LT2013?
Have you tried to update the PDF driver?
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