same problems as everybody and big disappointment both in regards to Autodesk than Apple. Nevertheless, I found yesterday the way to create ctb files on mac. You need to download another program, DraftSight. See yourself the indication at the following link:
I managed at least that, but the quality of the pdf is still very poor. I pray for a solution, otherwise I'll have to go back to a PC I am afraid! the old good pc..... it was not so bad after all....
After labouring over my first MAC produced dwg I am appalled by the lack of ability to edit the ctb files.
My drawing is completely useless without this as I currently use an office standard layering and plot file system.
AUTODESK: You will not be selling many copies of the mac version to offices if you do not fix this problem soon.
It is part of the Mac OS to print anything to PDF. The option is in the default print dialog box that comes up when you want to print anything on the Mac including AutoCAD drawings.
Everyone (but those who have never used AutoCad) knows that the PDF button on the print dialogue on a Mac does not give the ACAD user any control over the output. If you have never used or are not familiar with AutoCAD, please do not comment on this forum.
ACAD users are used to having the ability to have various pre-configured print configurations for different clients, different paper sizes, colow/BW, print a small window, print the whole sheet, etc. With the "save to PDF" option on a Mac, none of those options are available.
Yes, you can easily control lineweights when outputting to a PDF. You do this in page setup. The attached images may assist you in editing the CTB files.
Type PAGESETUP at the command prompt or choose Page Setup Manager from the File Menu. Choose the page setup you want to edit or create a new one. From the gear menu (next to the plus/minus buttons) choose Edit. The page setup window should appear.
Just to the right of the OK button is a small triangle "disclosure" button. Click on this to reveal the advanced options - this is where you select the CTB file you want to use!
Choose the plot style table you want to use and you can even edit your line weights here by clicking on the icon to the right.
Make sure you select "Print with Plot Styles" and "Display Plot Styles".
Hope this helps. Happy holidays!
The plot quality problem is actualy not the program but the print settings. The program plots the pdf files in accordance to how your print options are set up. Usually the print options are set in letter, which makes the quality very low. If you change the paper size to 10 times the size of an 11 by 17 paper, the output quality will be much better.
Autocad 2010, Acrobat Pro X and a new macbook pro is giving me headaches.
Nearly 15000 views and I'm sure there are more out there but this is ridiculous.
Autocad should be shot. Dreamers producing software that makes the simplest of commands a joke.
I want to setup a simple plot style and I want to print it to pdf using my acrobat pro.
Streamline this please. Technology ha... I could throw this computer out the window.
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