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Civil3dMike
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DWG to PDF plots darker

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11-30-2010 08:18 AM

Can someone please confirm for me that the "DWG to PDF" driver prints the plotstamp text darker than the "Adobe PDF" driver without changing any other settings. I had read in past posts that the DWG to PDF provided by Autodesk resolved some issues and was preferred, but it appears to me the Adobe PDF is working better. I have no idea why the plotstamp text would be darker? Any help is appreciated. Mike -

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pendean
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Re: DWG to PDF plots darker

11-30-2010 11:06 AM in reply to: Civil3dMike

It's a ttf font, try another (like simplex that comes bundled with AutoCAD) in the meantime.

 

R2009, if you are/were on subscription, had an updated PDF driver that fixed it I believe.

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Civil3dMike
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Re: DWG to PDF plots darker

11-30-2010 11:45 AM in reply to: Civil3dMike

Thanks Dean, I will look for the updated driver.

Mike -

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mjkimbal
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Re: DWG to PDF plots darker

06-06-2011 12:33 PM in reply to: Civil3dMike

Ever find that driver???

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Civil3dMike
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Re: DWG to PDF plots darker

06-06-2011 12:54 PM in reply to: Civil3dMike

No, never figured out the plotstamp plotting darker. A related very similar issue ended up being that some annotation within an attribute block was using Dtext or Mtext. I believe we made all the text Mtext and the problem was resolved. We later noticed that plotting from 2010 alone would solve the problem.

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pendean
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Re: DWG to PDF plots darker

06-06-2011 02:25 PM in reply to: mjkimbal

The updated PDF driver for R2009? You have to be currently on subscription to get it (in which case you would most likely be on a later version with it built in). It's not freely available to anyone else AFAIK.

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Re: DWG to PDF plots darker

06-07-2011 10:06 PM in reply to: Civil3dMike

Why not? It seems that it would be part of a patch or service pack or something. So if I'm on a subscription I can just call up my reseller and request the driver?

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pendean
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Re: DWG to PDF plots darker

06-09-2011 05:56 AM in reply to: mjkimbal

If you are on subscription, log-on to your subscription page and it's in the Downloads section>Product Enhancements to help yourself (2009 bonus pack 2).

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Re: DWG to PDF plots darker

06-13-2011 12:40 PM in reply to: pendean

I looked in the list and the particular bonus pack you mentioned was not listed there.  In fact I didn't see anything specific for ACAD 2009.  What's the deal?  I swear, it's crap like this that makes me want to give up AutoCAD altogether.  This shouldn't be a difficult thing and should be FREE to anyone that has purchased the software!

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