In order to improve the situation try to change "line end style" and "line join style" in your CTB file from "diamond" and "miter" to "Use object line end style" and "Use object join style" option accordingly.
PS. Unfortunately I'm not in LA area, but rather on the other side of the world (Moscow, Russia)
I recently switched to using AutoCAD for MAC, and I am trying to find out whether you can print to PDF with NO printer installed with a MAC computer. Basically, if I work from home, (I do not have any physical printer), but still need to send my clients drawings. I cannot figure out a workaround since previously i used the DWG to PDF option. I don't understand how any home office could use MAC version of AutoCAD with this type of limitation.
Also i have had issues with the quality when I have had access to printer, and then choose the "save as PDF". The lines seem to have wacky vector points and text is warped and elongated. Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this?
No printers installed on my home computer. Never had a need in the digital world of 2012. So AutoCAD for MAC requires users to have at least one printer to be installed in order to print anything to PDF? I read another post where someone recommended to install a phantom (fake printer) but I have no idea how to do this and also resent AutoDesk, Apple, and Adobe for not figuring this out.
Installing a 'fake' printer is easy.
1. Go to System Preferences, Click on 'Print and Scan'.
2. Click on the '+' icon to adda new printer
3. At the top of the Add Printer window, click on IP
4. Protocol should be IPP, use 188.8.131.52 or some other made up IP address
5. Queue can be left blank
6. Select a printer from 'Print Using'
7. Click on 'Add' button.
If you install the Gutenprint drivers for Mac OS X, you can use a different printer driver like HP Designjet (or similar) so that you can print to large format page sizes as well (without having to add custom paper sizes).
Dear Autodesk community,
I’ve been struggling with the conversion of some house plan DWG files to PDF for a few days now. The advice here finally solved the problem for me. I downloaded AutoCAD LT and ‘virtual’ printed the file via the ‘print’ -> ‘PDF’ option on our MacBook. The DWG files were A1 size and so I had to add a custom size paper to the print options from my home (standard) Epson printer but this was straightforward and A1 came up as a choice within the 'gears' of custom paper size. I had tried solidworks e-print software and even downloading Adobe Acrobat to try and do this conversion but it was without success.
Thanks very much to everyone for their advice and especially Maxim who obviously took time explaining things to us.
Thanks and kind regards. Peter
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