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Re: PDF output and AutoCAD for Mac 2012

07-20-2012 09:34 AM in reply to: maxim_k

sorry - here is the CTB

this forum doesn't let me post .ctb file extension, so I have faked it, change the extension to .ctb once you have it

thanks

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Re: PDF output and AutoCAD for Mac 2012

07-20-2012 09:50 AM in reply to: David_Stacey

And what about DWG file?
Anyway - from my point of view both PDF files looks almost identical with exception of areas with solid fills.

And this is exactly the case about which I wrote about in my first reply.

Plus I have noticed, that wide lines in your DWG files are polylines with width (isn't it?), so they are "independent" from settings in CTB file, and because AC for Mac creates lines in PDF file from such kind of objects as solid fills - thus my note about the bug applies here again.

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Re: PDF output and AutoCAD for Mac 2012

07-20-2012 10:19 AM in reply to: maxim_k

Thanks again, its very strange that you see the polylines as been drawn with width

because they are not

all line thicknesses are generated by the CTB, no width has been allocated to anything

 

the Mac pdf prints (hardcopy) very differently to the PC, its like I am using two different ctb

 

 

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Re: PDF output and AutoCAD for Mac 2012

07-20-2012 11:45 AM in reply to: AthensCAD

Hi AthensCAD (sorry, don't know your real name),

 

OK if you are still here, I want to say that I have found the reason for poor PDF output with CTB file you posted here.

You can try attached CTB file - the quality should be better.

 

The case is in settings for line ends and line join style:

 

Screen Shot 2012-07-20 at 22.23.11.png

 

if you will change them from Butt (Line end style) to "Use object end style" and from Miter (line join style) to "Use object line join style" - exactly as I did this in attached files - the results will be the same as on PC (well, almost as on PC)

 

Oh, yes, in fact I was not able to edit your CTB file in AC 2013 Plot Style editor, because the Description area of each of the pens in your CTB file contains "strange" symbols (see screenshot), but I edited your CTB in AC 2012 for Mac.

 

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Re: PDF output and AutoCAD for Mac 2012

07-31-2012 02:22 AM in reply to: maxim_k

Dear Maxim,

 

Thanks - I will give it a try!

 

I don't know why you get these funny symbols that prevent editing...it was created in Mac?

 

 

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Re: PDF output and AutoCAD for Mac 2012

07-31-2012 06:06 AM in reply to: AthensCAD

Hi,

 

I really don't know where was created this symbol, it was already in CTB file you provided here. You have to ask about this a person who gave you this file.

 

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Re: PDF output and AutoCAD for Mac 2012

08-08-2012 03:40 AM in reply to: AthensCAD

Dear Maxim,

 

Thank you for all the help, sorry I didn't respond earlier, I have been away.

 

I tested your pen file and its much improved - the line weights are the correct thickness etc.

The only thing is that it makes the corners rounded and I like them square (you can see the difference between the PC version and the mac test).

 

The other strange thing is...once I have your CTB in mac....I cannot edit it or view its properties

Is there something I am doing wrong with the import?

How do you create your CTB, previously in PC I did it directly through the print dialogue boxes

with the mac 2013, the CTB I created didn't work correctly at all.

Is there something I need to learn about mac and CTB?

 

Beth

 

p.s. another question...at the moment I am doing 'save as pdf' from printer dialogue, do you create a pdf printer? if so do you mind explaining to me how to do so on a mac (sorry, I know I am fully of questions!)

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Re: PDF output and AutoCAD for Mac 2012

08-08-2012 02:13 PM in reply to: AthensCAD

Change line end style and Line join style

 

I use save as PDF.   Actually I click Preview button, then SaveAs and Print from Preview App. 

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Re: PDF output and AutoCAD for Mac 2012

08-09-2012 11:32 AM in reply to: David_Stacey
Hi AthensCAD,

As John said in his reply you can experiment with line endings and join styles in Plot Style editor. But keep in mind, that butt line endings style case the results not acceptable to you.
About CTB file I have sent to you - it was the file, that you sent to me, I just edited it in AC 2012 for Mac, because AC 2013 for Mac was unable to recognize that file (because of "strange' symbols in Description)
You have to try to edit this file in Win version of AutoCAD.
About saving to PDF - I use the same way, or I use Butch publish

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