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vicsun63
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Registered: ‎05-04-2011
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Printing an Autodesk file to PDF

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05-04-2011 01:10 PM

I have CuteWriter installed on my computer.  When I was using version 2011, I could print all my dwf files to pdf and it worked perfectly.  Since I upgraded to Autodesk 2012, whenever I try to print a large format drawing, it prints to the correct pape size, but the image is not fitting to the page.  I've tried everything I can think of and cannot get it to work properly.  This is the case whether I am printing to CuteWriter, Scansoft PDF Create, or our large format printer.   Looks like my architect's office is having the same problem.  Any suggestions?  I tried to download Autodesk 2011 again, but the installation failed.  I was just going to go back to using it since it worked for me with no problems.

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rlosh
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Registered: ‎06-10-2008
Message 2 of 15 (1,498 Views)

Re: Printing an Autodesk file to PDF

05-12-2011 05:34 AM in reply to: vicsun63

I have also been experiencing this problem.  This occurs for me when printing from Autodesk Design Review 2012 using Acrobat 9.  Please see the attached example file and the list of specs below...  Please help!!!

 

Windows 7 (64-bit)

Intel Xeon 3.20GHz (Quad Core) CPU

12GB RAM

ATI FirePro V4800 1GB Video Card

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Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012

Autodesk 3Ds Max Design 2012

AutoCAD 2012

Autodesk Design Review 2012

Autodesk DWF Writer 4

Adobe Acrobat Standard 9

 

 

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rlosh
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Message 3 of 15 (1,490 Views)

Re: Printing an Autodesk file to PDF

05-12-2011 10:39 AM in reply to: vicsun63

We have been able to resolve this if we convert the file to a bitmap before printing (see the Advanced print options).  This greatly increases the file size, though.  Autodesk:  Please respond with an actual solution.  This is not the only thread to mention this problem - it seems widespread.

 

Thanks in advance.

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whtank
Posts: 119
Registered: ‎06-16-2009
Message 4 of 15 (1,464 Views)

Re: Printing an Autodesk file to PDF

05-16-2011 09:55 PM in reply to: rlosh

Thank you for your question.

 

I would like to know where is your DWF/x published from. Please upload that DWF file to this thread for us to investigate in more detail.



Tank
SW Engineer
PSEB-GE-ACRD-CPG
Autodesk, Inc.

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rlosh
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Registered: ‎06-10-2008
Message 5 of 15 (1,458 Views)

Re: Printing an Autodesk file to PDF

05-17-2011 06:28 AM in reply to: whtank

Thanks for the response.  I would be happy to send you the file, but I would like to upload it to an Autodesk private FTP site (or something similar) instead of posting it in a public forum due to the nature of the project.  Is this possible?

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whtank
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Message 6 of 15 (1,445 Views)

Re: Printing an Autodesk file to PDF

05-18-2011 01:59 AM in reply to: rlosh

We have reproduced this issue and logged a defect in Autodesk database. There is a workaround to print well. Check option 'Turn data into a bitmap before printing' in the 'Advanced Print Options' by click 'Advanced...' button in print dialog.



Tank
SW Engineer
PSEB-GE-ACRD-CPG
Autodesk, Inc.

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rlosh
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Registered: ‎06-10-2008
Message 7 of 15 (1,431 Views)

Re: Printing an Autodesk file to PDF

05-20-2011 06:32 AM in reply to: vicsun63

Thanks for your help.  We have been using this workaround for some time, but it increases the output file size so we hope it is not a permanent solution.  We are looking forward to a patch, update, service pack, etc.

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whtank
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Message 8 of 15 (1,420 Views)

Re: Printing an Autodesk file to PDF

05-22-2011 06:52 PM in reply to: rlosh

I will send the request to our product core team to discuss this hotfix.



Tank
SW Engineer
PSEB-GE-ACRD-CPG
Autodesk, Inc.

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vicsun63
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Registered: ‎05-04-2011
Message 9 of 15 (1,393 Views)

Re: Printing an Autodesk file to PDF

05-26-2011 06:43 AM in reply to: vicsun63

I appreciate you reply to this problem and look forward to a hot fix to resolve the problem in the very near future.  This problem is occuring on all of our office computers that try to print large format drawings using Autodesk Design Review 2012.  Even if you try to print the drawings directly from Autodesk Design Review, I am still having the same problem.  It will not fit the full size of the drawing to the paperm only prints the drawings at a much smailler size in the upper left corner of the large format paper.

 

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mhamon
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-11-2011
Message 10 of 15 (1,353 Views)

Re: Printing an Autodesk file to PDF

06-01-2011 11:48 AM in reply to: vicsun63

I'm having the same problem. Until it is fixed I have gone back to ADR 2011 which works fine for me.

 

 

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