Has anyone installed AutoCAD for Mac 2012 and tested PDF output?
I understand there is a new Export to PDF feature. I've been using Adobe Acobat for PDF output from AutoCAD for Mac 2011 but this still produces large PDF files in comparison to AutoCAD for Windows.
What are your thoughts on the new "Export to PDF" feature? Is it any better?
Appreciate any feedback you have at this early stage...
I have just tried the new pdf export feature and it works a lot quicker than the print to pdf option in 2011, i also compared a pdf saved from a 2011 version and a pdf with the export to pdf option and the newer ones file size is around 10% smaller.
Hope that helps you.
PDF output quality from the "Export to PDF" feature is a massive improvement in this release. On another note, 2012 runs so much smoother and have been able to use it in-production straight away (once the initial customizations were setup).
Overall very happy with this release. Well worth my subscription!!
I tried saving the same page with plot (save as pdf) and with export to pdf.
The "plotted" file is 869Kb, the "export" file is 838Kb.
Otherwise I don't see a difference visually.
The ability to edit ctb files is a very welcome addition- begins to feel like a full autocad version.
Now, if only we could x-ref xls files and pdf files like the windows version...
I agree that it is zippier opening and closing files. But the cursor seems to be a little jerkier than 2011. I'm still trying to turn off all the pop up, auto-tracking, auto tipping, heads-up, dynamic help get in my way stuff. Also, for some reason, F3 doesn't turn Osnap on and off; and they changed the F8 ortho key to Command L. I can get used to Command-L, but the F3 not working is driving me nuts. I also agree with Maxim, to make a PDF, I just click Preview and then save it from the Preview app. Seems to be equivalent quality to the Windows version PDFs in my office. I agree with you that I am happy with my subscription. As I see it, this is a major milestone for Autocad for Mac, as the original R12 Autocad for Mac died in R12. This marks the first time that Autodesk has upgraded Autocad for Mac to the next release, and on the same schedule as the Windows version. Way to go Autodesk!
Can you please explain more about the pdf printer and its settings
I have AutoCAD for MAC 2013, I have CTB setup etc etc, no problems
my issue is that the pdf prints with thicker lines from the MAC than the PC
the same ctb file does not generate the same results on the two computers.
I am new to MAC so I am not sure about setting up the printer as you advise etc etc
if you could guide me through it I would really appreciate it.
Could you, please, post one sample drawing along with CTB file and PDF output results that you get from this file on Mac and on PC?
For the moment I'm aware of one problem (bug) with PDF output from AutoCAD on Mac (I do not mention the problems with different System printers installed on particular Mac, because I really did not test them all )