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daron

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« on: November 21, 2003, 11:45:12 AM »
Any of you guys print cad to pdf files? Back in release 4 of adobe, you could keep adobe from opening up when printing to pdf. We're using 6 now and I can't find a way to keep this from happening. Anybody have any ideas? Yes, I'd prefer dwf too, but I have to pdf it.

M-dub

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2003, 11:50:12 AM »
Under Distiller, is it in File->Preferences?
Something about View PDF when using Distiller...

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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2003, 12:07:31 PM »
We use Leadtools ePrint. It was much easier than Adobe and you can use it to create other formats as well.  

You can even give it a test try
http://www.eprintdriver.com/to_pdf/DWG-to-PDF-ex.html

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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2003, 12:30:18 PM »
Thanks guys. Mike I for some reason don't have the distiller loaded this go around. I did find the solution under the printer itself. Duh, you think I'd have looked there first.

Craig thanks, but this is all corporate mandates. I could personally care less about creating pdf's with cad, I just have to. Version 6 don't look so bad, though. It seems they've actually improved it some. Time will tell.

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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2003, 03:44:56 PM »
Daron,

Where exactly did you find the switch?

I'm running 6.0 w. ACAD200 andd the same problem.

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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2003, 04:35:18 PM »
Find your way to your printers through the windows start bar. Right click on Adobe PDF and hit properties. Under general hit Printing Preferences and under Adobe PDF Settings, the first toggle button says "View Adobe PDF results". Turn that off. I haven't printed a pdf since unchecking that, but I think it's the answer.

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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2003, 05:04:04 PM »
Thanks... :)
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2003, 05:08:31 PM »
I guess it worked?

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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2003, 06:44:59 PM »
Probably shorted out evey circuit in his poor ole plotter!   :oops:
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2003, 06:55:18 PM »
If you've got the money and do the PDF thing all the time take a look at that Bluebeam software that's advertised on CADalog. It's a easy as it get's, really!
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2003, 07:27:08 PM »
I use bluebeam as well and it is nice.

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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2003, 07:54:24 PM »
No wonder mine didn't work, I was using sunbeam!!
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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2003, 08:00:07 AM »
Daron,

Tested you fix this am, Works great, no more time wasted viewing the same thing I was just looking at.

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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2003, 03:51:37 PM »
I did try bluebeam. It is great, but corporate mandates are that. If they're willing to buy the software, I guess I can be just as willing to use it. With 2000+ acad, it's just as easy to plot a pdf as it is to plot on paper or any other file.