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know someone who can print a AutoCAD 2004 drawing to PDF?

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by matt232, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. Hi All,

    Got a client who needs an AutoCAD 2004 Drawing turned into a PDF. Anyone know a person or business that can do this?



    Vic or Steve don't suppose you guys could do this?

    thanks Matt
     
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  2. matt check your pm's i sen tyou my work email, just email me through the drawing

    cheers stewy
     
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  3. Re: know someone who can print a AutoCAD 2004 drawing to PDF

    www.pdf995.com

    Install it, then you just use the print option in any application, and choose "PDF 995" as your printer. It create a PDF document of what you are printing :)
     
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  4. Was going to tell you what mouth said, but if you have adobe acrobat that installs a pdf printer also, print to that to make PDF's...
     
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  5. Re: know someone who can print a AutoCAD 2004 drawing to PDF

    They already have a similar program setup but the draftsman they have is a little long in the tooth and not real quick with computers so they were looking to pay someone to get it done quickly.
     
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  6. Re: know someone who can print a AutoCAD 2004 drawing to PDF

    lol

    Tell them to print (Ctrl+P normally)

    Then in the next window click on the printer it will drop down a white box, in there should be a PDF or adobe printer of some kind, select it and print to that... It will normally ask for a filename or save it to a predetermined spot (usually in my docs)


    can't be too hard....
     
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  7. tried that but I'm told it would take the bloke 1/2 day to sort it out. Could be more to it than they are telling me.......


    I'm hoping I haven't dropped Stewy into some crap work.....
     
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  8. Is it only 1 drawing or many?

    for 1 drawing i can do it tomorrow, as i am at a civil3D training course today. or if its more than one, i know a drafting company that may do it for you?
     
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  9. just had a look and my computer has pdf writier on it. pm me and i will give you my email.
     
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  10. I think it was going to be a few drawings for a project. So depending on how Stewy gets put out by them it might end up with the drafting company, unless nil_orally isn't phased by it. I suspect there will be ongoing work so it could turn into a nice way for someone to fund some toys.
     
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  11. Re: know someone who can print a AutoCAD 2004 drawing to PDF

    Can do it providing they change the resolution to high res then export them as a .dwg autocad file.

    I can print 1.1m wide and as long as want.
     
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  12. Matt, email it to me if you're still havin problems.
     
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  13. ROFLMAO
     
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  14. matt still no word from these people.........

    maybe they figured out how to use there computer :p
     
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  15. Re: know someone who can print a AutoCAD 2004 drawing to PDF

    I'm not familiar with autocad, but can you print at all? (i.e. to a printer)

    If so, there should be the "print to file" option somewhere, which will leave you with a postscript file (.ps). Then you'd use ps2pdf to convert to pdf. :)
     
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  16. Re: know someone who can print a AutoCAD 2004 drawing to PDF

    Some how I doubt this is going to work for them, they are in "Pay someone else to do it quickly mode." Throwing this at them isn't going to help.
     
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  17. Re: know someone who can print a AutoCAD 2004 drawing to PDF

    I was going to say the same thing until I read a bit further down the thread and saw a few othres beat me too it.

    PDF995 rocks, I use it all the time and after the intial free download off the 'net it's as simple as changing printers when you print the doc.
     
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  18. Turns out that there is over 30 drawings so I think thats pushing the friendship with stewy a little. I've given them your website Steve and the guys that Bix sent me so they'll probably call to have a chat, however I think they are looking for someone to help with the formatting.

    Anyone else keen to take on that many drawings?
     
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  19. What type of drawings are they? mech? Civil?
     
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  20. Civil, commercial plumbing and fire protection.
     
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