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md.kenney
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Re: AutoCAD for Mac output problems - pdf - plot styles - ctb - etc...

11-01-2012 03:03 PM in reply to: vermontian

I am having trouble as well. I cannot seem to save my 24 X 36" drawings as PDF files. They seem to alway kick back to an 11 x 17" size that I use to print out at home, thus cutting out most of the drawings I've tried everything; Changing Page Setup Manager, printing to PDF, exporting, etc. Nothing seems to work. I cannot just print to file like I could on the previous version on my PC. and it doesn't give me an option to change my printer whihc may be the problem. It's very frustrating. Since I use the pdf function to send to my local printers for plan sets, I can not use this version of CAD if there is not a solution and therefore will ask for my money back.

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11-01-2012 10:30 PM in reply to: md.kenney

Hi,

 

Do you know, that you can use Custom paper sizes, when printing (exporting to PDF) from AutoCAD for Mac.

Just create custom paper size in Page Setup Manager dialog - you can create ANY paper size, even if current System printer doesn't support it.

After you create it - you can save PDF files without any troubles.

Look for example here:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-for-Mac/large-format-PDF-files/m-p/3242108#M3401

 

Maxim

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11-02-2012 03:25 AM in reply to: maxim_k
It doesn't work. It always kicks back to the 11x 17 size when exporting or printing to PDF. It's very frustrating. Sent from my iPhone
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11-02-2012 04:05 AM in reply to: md.kenney

What version of AutoCAD do you use?

Did you create Named Page Setup with this Custom Paper Size (for Model Space or for Layout - I don't know how do you print) and make it current before printing/exporting?

 

Maxim

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11-07-2012 12:13 PM in reply to: David_Stacey

David,

 

my solution for this problem was simple... I enter the preferences tab and modified the path in whitch my CTB files should be.

 

What I found out about this is that this path must not have folders containing spaces in its name.

 

When I changed this configuration my problem was solved.

 

Good luck,

 

Rodrigo

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12-11-2012 08:17 PM in reply to: vermontian

I am using AutoCAD 2013 Lt for MAC.  I am able to print an 18" x 24" PDF using an existing standard print driver with a CTB I created (which only designates lineweights for the standard 9 colors).  Unfortunately, none of my lineweights are coming through on the PDF.  I have tried changing the LT Scale, Dim scale, and scale lineweights but nothing has made a difference.  I've attached the file and a screen shot of my page setup.

 

Thanks,Steph

 

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12-11-2012 09:13 PM in reply to: sshradar

Hi Steph,

 

You forgot to attach CTB file - it is important for investigation.

Please, post it here.

 

Maxim

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12-11-2012 09:36 PM in reply to: maxim_k

Sorry, here you are.

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12-12-2012 02:28 AM in reply to: sshradar

Hi,

First of all - when I open your file> I get an alert from AutoCAD, that file was last saved by application that was not developed by Autodesk:

 

Screen Shot 2012-12-12 at 14.19.41.png

 

Maybe most of troubles with file related to this.

 

Anyway - look your file in attachment, along with resulting PDF.

 

What I have done:

- changed Lineweight property to "By Layer". (In your file most of the objects have Lineweight property = 0.000, that is why you can not see effect of changing lineweights, when you print (save to PDF).

But even after that lineweights still did not output correctly.

- Then I created new Page setup from stratch (not using one of Page setups in your drawing)

 

After that lineweight output became correct.

And about CTB file - it does nothing with output in this file, because all of objects in your drawing have Color property "By Layer". All lineweights are governed by lineweight settings for individual layer.

 

Maxim

 

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12-12-2012 07:36 PM in reply to: maxim_k

Thank you, this is a huge help!  I really appreciate it.

 

Steph

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