AutoCAD for Mac General Discussion

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autocad for mac 2012: pdf problem

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02-02-2012 02:36 PM

Hi everybody, i'm a newbie of this forum and mac i don't know if i'am about to ask something stupid...

I'm using autocad 2012 for mac in my new mac book pro (Lion 10.7.2) and i can't figure out how to print a decent pdf.....

usually, in my old pc, i used to assign properties (colors, lineweight,etc) directly to layers (without using ctbs) and then print using DWG TO PDF plotter or PDF CREATOR ...never had any problems..

now it's all a mess....what am i doing wrong? I'm sure it's not a problem of layers' properties because i've alredy printed this layout in a real plotter and everything was fine...


check an example of my pdf output and my print settings.....


please help ..i don't want to go back to windows!!


thanks in advance and sorry, my english is quite bad..

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Re: autocad for mac 2012: pdf problem

02-02-2012 08:20 PM in reply to: enni_


Make sure you select "Print with Plot Styles" in page setup.

You might also like to see my previous post

I hope this helps you out.


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Re: autocad for mac 2012: pdf problem

02-03-2012 01:33 AM in reply to: enni_

Hi Elena,


Hmm, I can not say that everything is messing in PDF file, that you attached here. I can see the differences in lineweights, arcs (except those in small details) are arcs enough. What results did you expected?

I have to say, that for small details (toilets equipment) you will get the same results in Windows version of AutoCAD.





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Re: autocad for mac 2012: pdf problem

02-03-2012 05:29 AM in reply to: enni_

oops .......maxim you're right! i've got the wrong scale.....all these days spent blaming autodesk and my poor new mac! i'm sorry autodesk and thanks everyone for the time spent....

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