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vivianisimona
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AutoCad 2013: Print a EPS file

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04-02-2013 11:55 AM

Hi, 

I switched to mac recently and I can not print in eps file as before I was on winows.

How do I ad a virtual plotter?

In windows I added the printer from "plotter manager" and than I chose the "PostScript Level 1 Plus"

but now I I do not know what should I do.

 

Thanks

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maxim_k
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Re: AutoCad 2013: Print a EPS file

04-02-2013 12:24 PM in reply to: vivianisimona

Hi,

 

Try "Save as PostScript..." from PDF button on AutoCAD Print dialog:

 

Screen Shot 2013-04-02 at 23.22.31.png

 

Maxim

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vivianisimona
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Re: AutoCad 2013: Print a EPS file

04-02-2013 12:35 PM in reply to: maxim_k

Hi,

I try to do this but I can`t chose the drawing scale, the paper size and the area of the screen that I want to print.

I also tried to "export" in eps, but the result is the same!! 

 

Thanks :smileyhappy:

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maxim_k
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Re: AutoCad 2013: Print a EPS file

04-02-2013 12:54 PM in reply to: vivianisimona

When I "Save as PS" from AutoCAD's Print dialog I get PS file exactly the same size and scale as PDF, I just checked in Illustrator. So everything (paper size and drawing scale) could be assigned for PS file as for PDF.

 

Maxim

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yu.becca
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Registered: ‎04-09-2013
Message 5 of 9 (5,361 Views)

Re: AutoCad 2013: Print a EPS file

04-09-2013 08:30 AM in reply to: vivianisimona

Hi, I'm having the same problem.  I can save as PDF in the correct size, however, when I use the same settings to save as Postscript, it only saves it as an 8.5 x 11 page.  What am I missing?

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vivianisimona
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Re: AutoCad 2013: Print a EPS file

04-09-2013 09:32 AM in reply to: yu.becca

Hi, 

I finally discovered a way out!

Instead of printing from the window Model, I "print" after setting (from the layout windows) paper size and drawing scale.
From "Model" I could not be able to print in eps. 

 

I hope I was helpful, 

sorry for my English!! :smileywink:

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Re: AutoCad 2013: Print a EPS file

04-09-2013 09:52 AM in reply to: yu.becca

Hi,

 

I do nothing special:

- create Page Setup via Page Setup manager,

- assign this page setup to Layout (or Model)

- in Print dialog select "Save as PostScript"

 

I have checked via Inkscape - page size ia absolutely the same as in PDF file created from my drawing:

 

Screen Shot 2013-04-09 at 20.49.34.jpg

 

Maxim

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MARSS

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Message 8 of 9 (4,668 Views)

Re: AutoCad 2013: Print a EPS file

08-12-2013 02:48 AM in reply to: vivianisimona

Hi, 

 

I am trying to plot the drawing to jpeg. using save as post script. i already set all the printable area and also the paper size. once im done, when i save the file. it doesnt print the priintable area. (see attachment) 

 

is there any solution for this ? im am new in autocad mac.

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Re: AutoCad 2013: Print a EPS file

08-12-2013 03:15 AM in reply to: kecix3c

Welcome to the Autodesk Forums!

 

Hi,

 

If the scale of printed output doesn't matter for you, then set Paper orientation to Landscape (because you set printing area as landscape) and check-mark "Fit to paper":

 

print setting.png

 

 

 

Maxim

Architect
MARSS

MacACAD | MARSS


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