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Paul_Jolyon
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plotting DWG To PDF - makes ACAD crash

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04-12-2010 05:31 AM
Hi, I am using AutoCAD LT 2010 on Windows 7 on an HP Compaq laptop.
When I come to create a pdf from a drawing using 'DWG To PDF' from the plotter menu, AutoCAD often crashes, and it seems to be becoming more frequent.
Normally shutting down the program and then re-starting it solves the problem, but sometimes I have to restart the computer (which is a significant loss of time). Today even doing that hasn't worked.

Does anyone know what is going on here, and how to solve it?

Thanks.
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: plotting DWG To PDF - makes ACAD crash

04-12-2010 05:41 AM in reply to: Paul_Jolyon
Remove and reinstall LT perhaps.

Follow Autodesk's Uninstall AutoCAD instructions:
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/item?siteID=123112&id=10243968&linkID=9240617

or

Grab REVO UNINSTALLER, it's free, and works better than Windows and software
uninstallers ever could. Go for the maximum uninstall option, delete
anything offered up with a delete option:
http://www.download.com/Revo-Uninstaller/3000-2096_4-10687648.html?tag=mncol
Then grab a freeware called CCLEANER and use it's default settings to clean
up your Windows Registry ( also use it's Cleaner option to fix any issues
with your PC).
Now restart Windows, and reinstall LT with your two other apps turned off.

Or try these other alternates:
http://www.downloadsquad.com/2007/11/19/windows-add-remove-programs-replacements
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000568.htm
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/AddRemove.htm
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q247501


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Dean Saadallah
http://LTisACAD.blogspot.com
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*MWhite
Message 3 of 6 (486 Views)

Re: plotting DWG To PDF - makes ACAD crash

04-16-2010 05:49 AM in reply to: Paul_Jolyon
Paul,
While I don't know the 'cause' and have repeated sought answers from
various CAD gurus (gurii??) the workaround that we have developed is to
go to DWF first. this unfortunately requires that you have either one
of the higher-end Adopey products Pro or Standard, OR a 3rd party app
like win2pdf or other ....

we've been the route of remove/reinstall // format system and reinstall
from the ground up. . . . eventually PDF creation goes bang.

IMHO, PDF are a means to drive the majority of the CAD community insane
waiting for plots while under deadline/pressure from bosses and clients

Good Luck!
Matt

On 4/12/2010 6:31 AM, Paul_Jolyon wrote:
> Hi, I am using AutoCAD LT 2010 on Windows 7 on an HP Compaq laptop.
> When I come to create a pdf from a drawing using 'DWG To PDF' from the plotter menu, AutoCAD often crashes, and it seems to be becoming more frequent.
> Normally shutting down the program and then re-starting it solves the problem, but sometimes I have to restart the computer (which is a significant loss of time). Today even doing that hasn't worked.
>
> Does anyone know what is going on here, and how to solve it?
>
> Thanks.
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Paul_Jolyon
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Message 4 of 6 (486 Views)

Re: plotting DWG To PDF - makes ACAD crash

05-04-2010 06:33 AM in reply to: Paul_Jolyon
Thanks for your reply Matt,

I have tried plotting to DWF, but I don't have software which will open that filetype.

I'll have to try re-installing ACAD when I can find time to go through with it...

Cheers,

Paul
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Paul_Jolyon
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Re: plotting DWG To PDF - makes ACAD crash

05-04-2010 07:02 AM in reply to: Paul_Jolyon
Hi Dean,

Thanks for your reply. I will (reluctantly) have to uninstall and reinstall ACAD as you suggest. It looks like my only option.

Paul Edited by: Paul_Jolyon on May 4, 2010 2:04 PM
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: plotting DWG To PDF - makes ACAD crash

05-04-2010 07:58 AM in reply to: Paul_Jolyon
Please back up all of your customizations, and do not try it if you have a
major deadline looming.

--
Dean Saadallah
http://LTisACAD.blogspot.com
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