AutoCAD for Mac General Discussion

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drode0
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Registered: ‎11-02-2010
Message 21 of 37 (1,135 Views)

Re: Plotting to PDF, JPG

11-17-2010 01:22 PM in reply to: habashynn

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.

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gale_gorman
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Message 22 of 37 (1,131 Views)

Re: Plotting to PDF, JPG

11-17-2010 01:31 PM in reply to: drode0

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.

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katierunyan
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Registered: ‎07-21-2011
Message 23 of 37 (613 Views)

Re: Plotting to PDF, JPG

07-21-2011 03:23 PM in reply to: gale_gorman

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?

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katierunyan
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Registered: ‎07-21-2011
Message 24 of 37 (612 Views)

Re: Plotting to PDF, JPG

07-21-2011 04:01 PM in reply to: drode0

Yup, likewise.  This thread and what seems like every other thread on this topic.  Nothing has worked.

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gale_gorman
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Message 25 of 37 (609 Views)

Re: Plotting to PDF, JPG

07-21-2011 05:49 PM in reply to: katierunyan

Katie,

 

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.

 

Gale Gorman

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maxim_k
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Registered: ‎07-22-2010
Message 26 of 37 (599 Views)

Re: Plotting to PDF, JPG

07-22-2011 05:14 AM in reply to: katierunyan

Hi Katie,

 

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:

http://docs.autodesk.com/ACDMAC/2011/ENU/filesAUGMAC/WS1a9193826455f5ffa23ce210c4a30acaf-5faa.htm

http://docs.autodesk.com/ACDMAC/2011/ENU/filesAUGMAC/WS1a9193826455f5ffa23ce210c4a30acaf-5f6f.htm

http://docs.autodesk.com/ACDMAC/2011/ENU/filesAUGMAC/WS1a9193826455f5ffa23ce210c4a30acaf-5f69.htm

5. If you need to edit plot style table files, look here: http://wp.me/p10TA2-2X

 

Maxim

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MARSS

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maxim_k
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Registered: ‎07-22-2010
Message 27 of 37 (593 Views)

Re: Plotting to PDF, JPG

07-22-2011 05:19 AM in reply to: gale_gorman

Hi Gale,

 


gale_gorman wrote:

Katie,

 

I get notified by email when someone posts to one of my threads.....





To unsubscribe go to Topic Options and select "Unsubscribe":

 

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TDA321
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Registered: ‎11-04-2011
Message 28 of 37 (510 Views)

Re: Plotting to PDF, JPG

11-08-2011 02:45 PM in reply to: habashynn

Hi There,

 

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. . .

 

Thank you,

 

Janey

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msa77
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Registered: ‎12-01-2011
Message 29 of 37 (456 Views)

Re: Plotting to PDF, JPG

12-01-2011 10:30 PM in reply to: drode0

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!

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jenniferhoskens
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Registered: ‎07-22-2010
Message 30 of 37 (269 Views)

Re: Plotting to PDF, JPG

08-29-2012 10:21 AM in reply to: gale_gorman

Gale,

 

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.

 

Thank you,

Jennifer Hoskens

CAD-1,  Inc.

Thank you,
Jennifer Hoskens
CAD-1, Inc.
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