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chorton333
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AutoCAD LT 2013 for Mac Pdf Printing Issues - Files Too Large

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08-09-2012 07:56 AM

I'm using AutoCAD LT 2013 for Mac and any time I save to, export to or batch publish the pdf. files end up being 5x the size of the pdf's created from my 2009 PC AutoCAD version. Any solution here? I'm trying to batch publish 5 drawings and the file ends up being 15mb... and not very email compatable.

 

Thoughts? Solutions?

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maxim_k
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Re: AutoCAD LT 2013 for Mac Pdf Printing Issues - Files Too Large

08-09-2012 11:13 AM in reply to: chorton333
Hi,
If you have a lot of text in your drawings - this could be the reason of growing PDF files when exporting to PDF, batch publishing, etc on Mac. AutoCAD for Windows saves most of text as real text during PDF output, but AutoCAD for Mac always convert text to vector objects.
Please let me know if I'm right.

Maxim
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chorton333
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Re: AutoCAD LT 2013 for Mac Pdf Printing Issues - Files Too Large

08-09-2012 12:55 PM in reply to: maxim_k

Thanks Maxim. I use a lot of text and it's the "Archstyle" text. Do you think that if I used a more simple text style then it would reduce the file size?

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Re: AutoCAD LT 2013 for Mac Pdf Printing Issues - Files Too Large

08-10-2012 06:28 AM in reply to: chorton333

HI,

 

As you are using Archstyle font in your drawings, I think I was wrong, the case is not in it, because it is SHX font and it always rendered to PDF as a set of vector object on Mac and on Windows. My words about font files related to TTF fonts.

 

Are you using plot style table in page setup for your drawings?

If so, please check "Line end style" and "Line join style" settings for colors, you are using in your drawings.

Try to set them to "Use object end style" and "Use object join style" and test saving to PDF.

Does file size decreased?

 

Please let me know

 

Maxim

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MARSS

MacACAD | MARSS


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chorton333
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Re: AutoCAD LT 2013 for Mac Pdf Printing Issues - Files Too Large

08-10-2012 06:47 AM in reply to: maxim_k

Thanks Maxim,

 

I'm using plot sytle table in page setup and I have them set up to use the "Use object end style" and "Use object join style". Attached is a screen shot. I'm having to bounce back and forth between machines to create pdf's... very unproductive!

 

Thanks again for your help.

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maxim_k
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Re: AutoCAD LT 2013 for Mac Pdf Printing Issues - Files Too Large

08-10-2012 08:33 AM in reply to: chorton333

Do you have polylines in your file with width assigned different than 0?

Could you post just a part of your drawing (I don't need all, but most typical part) along with CTB file?

 

Maxim

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MARSS

MacACAD | MARSS


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