Inventor General Discussion

Inventor General Discussion

Reply
*Land, Brian
Message 1 of 10 (90 Views)

pdf?? format

90 Views, 9 Replies
11-06-2002 10:25 PM
i read a post awhile back on saving idw files in a pdf format or something
so people could view them on acrobat reader ... pdf is not an option on
save copy as... what format do i need to save it as?? dxf??


--
Brian Land
Mechanical Design
Lorik Tool Inc.
*Caldwell, Larry
Message 2 of 10 (90 Views)

Re: pdf?? format

11-06-2002 10:25 PM in reply to: *Land, Brian
You install Distiller and/or PDF Writer in the printer setup dialog then
print to that printer.
~Larry

"Brian Land" wrote in message
news:A7D4CE4FC74CBC09A7E9DF82BDF6A780@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> i read a post awhile back on saving idw files in a pdf format or something
> so people could view them on acrobat reader ... pdf is not an option on
> save copy as... what format do i need to save it as?? dxf??
>
>
> --
> Brian Land
> Mechanical Design
> Lorik Tool Inc.
>
>
*Dotson, Sean
Message 3 of 10 (90 Views)

Re: pdf?? format

11-06-2002 10:26 PM in reply to: *Land, Brian
You need a program that can make PDFs. There are several free ones out
there as well as Adobe Acrobat. Basically the place a virtual printer on
your system to print PDF from.

--
Sean Dotson, PE
http://www.sdotson.com
...sleep is for the weak..
-----------------------------------------
"Brian Land" wrote in message
news:A7D4CE4FC74CBC09A7E9DF82BDF6A780@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> i read a post awhile back on saving idw files in a pdf format or something
> so people could view them on acrobat reader ... pdf is not an option on
> save copy as... what format do i need to save it as?? dxf??
>
>
> --
> Brian Land
> Mechanical Design
> Lorik Tool Inc.
>
>
*Rasmussen, Ed
Message 4 of 10 (90 Views)

Re: pdf?? format

11-06-2002 10:28 PM in reply to: *Land, Brian
I make most of my idws into pdf files, but you are correct that there is no
built-in feature in Inventor to do it. I use Adobe Acrobat. Other than the
$200 for the software, it is no extra work because I have set up the Adobe
Distiller as my printer. Just performing the print function automatically
creates the pdf file. If I want a paper print, I just print the pdf file.
There are less costly pdf writers available than Adobe. There used to be
some free ones. I don't know if there are still some of those available. I
find the $200 worthwhile, but if the cost is a problem, search for pdf
writers or pdf creators and see what low cost or free options are available.

Ed R


"Brian Land" wrote in message
news:A7D4CE4FC74CBC09A7E9DF82BDF6A780@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> i read a post awhile back on saving idw files in a pdf format or something
> so people could view them on acrobat reader ... pdf is not an option on
> save copy as... what format do i need to save it as?? dxf??
>
>
> --
> Brian Land
> Mechanical Design
> Lorik Tool Inc.
>
>
*Land, Brian
Message 5 of 10 (90 Views)

Re:

11-06-2002 10:31 PM in reply to: *Land, Brian
i'm confused... i just want to email a customer some prints he can view and
he has no cad software... i don't want to print them...??

"Larry Caldwell" wrote in message
news:CD1F6456AFAFCC1592FEAFEEC6290538@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> You install Distiller and/or PDF Writer in the printer setup dialog then
> print to that printer.
> ~Larry
>
> "Brian Land" wrote in message
> news:A7D4CE4FC74CBC09A7E9DF82BDF6A780@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > i read a post awhile back on saving idw files in a pdf format or
something
> > so people could view them on acrobat reader ... pdf is not an option on
> > save copy as... what format do i need to save it as?? dxf??
> >
> >
> > --
> > Brian Land
> > Mechanical Design
> > Lorik Tool Inc.
> >
> >
>
>
Distinguished Contributor
MechMan_
Posts: 2,037
Registered: ‎12-12-2003
Message 6 of 10 (90 Views)

Re:

11-06-2002 10:33 PM in reply to: *Land, Brian
It's a confusing concept at first. A PDF "printer" actually creates a PDF file instead of sending info to the printer.

I actually have Adobe Acrobat which comes with the "printer" but I've heard some positive posts about a free PDF printer at www.pdf995.com in this NG.

MechMan
*Kay, Jon
Message 7 of 10 (90 Views)

Re:

11-06-2002 10:51 PM in reply to: *Land, Brian
Thanks Brian, you have just asked, and Larry, Mechman, Sean and Ed have just
answered one of my queries.
I'm downloading the software now.

Best wishes all
Jon Kay
*Bliss, Charles
Message 8 of 10 (90 Views)

Re:

11-06-2002 11:44 PM in reply to: *Land, Brian
While the $200 software does a lot of things the other don't do, I prefer
Win2PDF and Jaws.  I have actually purchased most of the PDF file creators
(including Adobe) and for just slamming out PDF files in mass, I use the
lower cost ones.  GhostScript is available for free but takes some doing
to set up.



Ed Rasmussen wrote:


cite="midABBAB9F21B85C289FCCEE460FE3A935C@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb">
I make most of my idws into pdf files, but you are correct that there is no
built-in feature in Inventor to do it. I use Adobe Acrobat. Other than the
$200 for the software, it is no extra work because I have set up the Adobe
Distiller as my printer. Just performing the print function automatically
creates the pdf file. If I want a paper print, I just print the pdf file.
There are less costly pdf writers available than Adobe. There used to be
some free ones. I don't know if there are still some of those available. I
find the $200 worthwhile, but if the cost is a problem, search for pdf
writers or pdf creators and see what low cost or free options are available.

Ed R


"Brian Land" <bllorik@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:A7D4CE4FC74CBC09A7E9DF82BDF6A780@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...


i read a post awhile back on saving idw files in a pdf format or something
so people could view them on acrobat reader ... pdf is not an option on
save copy as... what format do i need to save it as?? dxf??


--
Brian Land
Mechanical Design
Lorik Tool Inc.









*Keller, Kent
Message 9 of 10 (90 Views)

Re:

11-07-2002 12:32 AM in reply to: *Land, Brian
I noticed this one from following a link yesterday. It seems like a reasonable price if
it works well. Anybody using it? http://www.software602.com/products/printpack/

I use 5D but unfortunately it is not free anymore.

--
Kent
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program


"Charles Bliss" wrote in message news:3DCA8A5E.1000802@cbliss.com...
> While the $200 software does a lot of things the other don't do, I prefer Win2PDF and
Jaws. I have actually purchased most of the PDF file creators (including Adobe) and for
just slamming out PDF files in mass, I use the lower cost ones. GhostScript is available
for free but takes some doing to set up.
>
*Peer
Message 10 of 10 (90 Views)

Re: pdf?? format

11-07-2002 01:31 AM in reply to: *Land, Brian
http://www.daneprairie.com/
used for the latest IvNGWC challenge PDF.
BR
Peer

"Brian Land" wrote in message
news:A7D4CE4FC74CBC09A7E9DF82BDF6A780@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> i read a post awhile back on saving idw files in a pdf format or something
> so people could view them on acrobat reader ... pdf is not an option on
> save copy as... what format do i need to save it as?? dxf??
>
>
> --
> Brian Land
> Mechanical Design
> Lorik Tool Inc.
>
>
Post to the Community

Have questions about Autodesk products? Ask the community.

New Post
Announcements
Do you have 60 seconds to spare? The Autodesk Community Team is revamping our site ranking system and we want your feedback! Please click here to launch the 5 question survey. As always your input is greatly appreciated.