I'm glad that worked for you. I've done everything that has been posted in this thread and I still am not getting a good plot. I just tried the plot to PDF-X just now and it still didn't produce a PDF with the correct lineweights. I'm at my wits end.
I contend that in the Windoze version there was a "plot device" called "Adobe" and from that point it acted exactly like a plotter and allowed you to choose a .ctb file to control line weights.
The printer dialogue does not do that, it just prints what it "sees" and that's not good.
Has any had any luck in resolving this issue? I realize that I'm responding about a year after the discussion started. I have yet to be able to plot to PDF and have my lineweights come through. Either I scale lineweights and they come out too light and unreadable, or I choose to NOT scale lineweights and they all come out at 2 pt in Illustrator. As it is, I've been able to edit some smaller documents by adjusting EACH line in Illustrator. This.is.not.fun. Unfortunately, I don't have the option to "save as Adobe PDF." My "save as PDF" drop down only has PDF-X and PDF as options.
I am seriously going to lose it. This software is fairly worthless if I can't plot and share my work. Any help would be much appreciated. Am I missing some patch?
I get notified by email when someone posts to one of my threads. I don't know how long they will keep sending but I came to the "worthless" conclusion in less than a week.
Went back to an older version on a Windoze partition in Boot Camp.
I've owned and used AutoCAD since 1986 and this is the worst release I can remember. In times gone by someone would have fixed this immediately. Time for me to retire anyway.
1. Ensure that you installed all AutoCAD for Mac updates from Support site
2. Never use "Scale lineweights" in Print dialig - the results would be bad
3. Assign lineweights in drawing to objects or layers, in Print -> Advanced dialog use Plot Style table of your choise.
4. Read about Plot Style tables in AutoCAD Help:
5. If you need to edit plot style table files, look here: http://wp.me/p10TA2-2X
You mention that in Autocad for Mac 2011 the program uses lineweights in denominations of 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 etc. In my CTB files I create them similar to use in Autocad for PC. using lineweights .09 to 0.7. Do I need to edit my CTB files and assign new lineweights based on this information? This is all new to me and I just want to make sure I'm clear on this. Because I can't seem to print files with lineweight using my CTB file. . .
IT works IT works...ok so in the posting above with all the screen shots I noticed the person choose a printer not a adobe pdf writer as the "printer"--- the window is behind another window showing advanced options.
So you choose to print, keep your printer in the window and go to edit page set-up - again printer as your printer driver...etc-
advanced to make sure you have choosen the correct ctb, and checked the plot with styles
Then do save as pdf. So essentially you need to choose the printer to apply plot style, then choose save as pdf....
this saved me and I had to share...good luck!
The AutoCAD for PC version does not include a plot driver called Adobe. You will see Adobe in the list of available printers only if you have part of the Adobe line of products (an Adobe PDF writer) installed on your comptuer. Autodesk does not include an Adobe pdf writer. They have their own pdf writer built into the AutoCAD for PC version called DWG to PDF.pc3.
If you installed an Adobe PDF Writer on your Mac, you would probably see similar options for plotting to PDF using the Adobe writer.
I realize that you may not be following this thread anymore, but I wanted to clarify that issue for anyone else like me who stumbled onto this post looking for answers to an issue. I did not want them to be mis-infomed.
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