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djocwf54
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When converting a dwg to a pdf my pdf is huge

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06-18-2013 07:44 AM

Does anyone know of a pdf converter that supports 64 bit and helps with the huge pdfs I'm getting.

The dwg does have aerials in them.

thanks

Try the DWG to PDF driver. I used to use CutePDF as well, but the DWG to PDF.pc3 that comes with ACAD works much better. The PDFs will be much more compact and the properties/settings will give you more options. Also, you can use it via the plot command or the publish command.

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tcorey
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Re: When converting a dwg to a pdf my pdf is huge

06-18-2013 08:00 AM in reply to: djocwf54

You can adjust the resolution at which you output the images that become part of the pdf.

 

PageSetupManager, Modify.

 

Properties (next to the output device name), then Custom Properties. You'll see the option for raster resolution in there.

 

Cutting the output resolution in half reduces the file size (or at least the part taken up by the images) by four times.

Tim Corey, Owner
Delta Engineering Systems
Redding, CA
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djocwf54
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Re: When converting a dwg to a pdf my pdf is huge

06-18-2013 09:46 AM in reply to: djocwf54

I see raster resolution under graphics so i lowered that but it didnt let me open it after i saved it

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IanMcClain
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Re: When converting a dwg to a pdf my pdf is huge

06-18-2013 09:50 AM in reply to: djocwf54

Are you using the DWG to PDF driver that came with AutoCAD?

-Ian McClain
(running C3D 2012 sp4, Win7 64bit, 8GB)
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Joe-Bouza
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Re: When converting a dwg to a pdf my pdf is huge

06-18-2013 10:39 AM in reply to: djocwf54

I concur with Tim. these setting give us acceptable prints and has lowered 10mb files to 5mb. if you are looking to go lower you'll probably have to scan a hard copy

 

low_res.png

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Joseph D. Bouza, P.E. (one of 'THOSE' People) Civil 3D 2012 & 2013
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djocwf54
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Re: When converting a dwg to a pdf my pdf is huge

06-18-2013 11:01 AM in reply to: djocwf54

No i was using a cutepdf software

it didnt work. i couldnt open it after exporting it

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Re: When converting a dwg to a pdf my pdf is huge

06-18-2013 11:06 AM in reply to: djocwf54

Try the DWG to PDF driver. I used to use CutePDF as well, but the DWG to PDF.pc3 that comes with ACAD works much better. The PDFs will be much more compact and the properties/settings will give you more options. Also, you can use it via the plot command or the publish command.

-Ian McClain
(running C3D 2012 sp4, Win7 64bit, 8GB)
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IVS2112
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Re: When converting a dwg to a pdf my pdf is huge

06-18-2013 09:36 PM in reply to: djocwf54

Use plot command and select the DWG TO PDF.PC3 in printers option, it's allready comes with autocad software.

 

This is the best way.

 

I.V.S GOPAL

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