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oleckliter
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Export as PDF fails in ACAD 2012 Student Edition

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04-29-2012 10:22 AM

I have repeatedly attempted to export a simple drawing as a PDF and it doesn't take.  I get an error message that the plot failed because there is nothing to plot (paraphrased).

 

Does export as a PDF not work or not in the Student version or?

Bingo!

 

Thanks.

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Re: Export as PDF fails in ACAD 2012 Student Edition

04-29-2012 10:48 AM in reply to: oleckliter

Hi,

 

what does the preview look like? If it's also empty it seems to be a wrong defined plot-area or plot-scale or plot-papersize.

Check all that in the PLOT-dialog.

Without seeing and knowing what you are exactly doing, it's difficult to help. What are you doing the get that issure? Have you started plot from modelspace or plot from layout or the export-command?

 

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Re: Export as PDF fails in ACAD 2012 Student Edition

04-29-2012 11:16 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

alfred:

 

1.  There is no "preview" available, I am trying to Export as a PDF, not do a plot.  My comment re the plot was because the error message is presented as a "plot" error.

 

2.  As a test I have just been using a simple rectangle.

 

See the two attachments.

 

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Re: Export as PDF fails in ACAD 2012 Student Edition

04-29-2012 11:36 AM in reply to: oleckliter

Hi,

 

>> I am trying to Export as a PDF, not do a plot

Then try to use command _PLOT, there you have a preview and more control over what to be exported.

 

BTW: you have installed the latest servicepack (from >>>here<<<)?

 

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Re: Export as PDF fails in ACAD 2012 Student Edition

04-29-2012 11:55 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

alfred:

 

The normal plot dialog works fine (displays the rectangle just fine in preview).  However, I find no way to generate a PDF using that approach.  Again, I'm trying to get a PDF file - which the "Export as PDF" approach appears to be the only game in town.  Now, how do I get it to work?  Or is there another way to get a PDF of the dwg image?

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Re: Export as PDF fails in ACAD 2012 Student Edition

04-29-2012 12:04 PM in reply to: oleckliter

alfred:

 

BTW - yes, I installed the service pack long ago.

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Re: Export as PDF fails in ACAD 2012 Student Edition

04-29-2012 12:08 PM in reply to: oleckliter

Hi,

 

>> However, I find no way to generate a PDF using that approach

Within the plotter-dialog you have a list of printers, chose "DWG to PDF.pc3" as your destination plotter. Then you get a PDF created.

 

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Re: Export as PDF fails in ACAD 2012 Student Edition

04-29-2012 12:16 PM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

Bingo!

 

Thanks.

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