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Wayne Waller
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save drawing in pdf

Post by Wayne Waller » Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:27 am

I need to e-mail a drawing to someone who needs it in .pdf format what is the easiest way to do this?


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Jason Poitras
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Post by Jason Poitras » Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:55 am


There is a user tip that discusses how you can do this. ... te-pdf.htm
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Richard Sands
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Post by Richard Sands » Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:51 pm

I have trialled a pdf program at
It is written with AutoCAD in mind - you can take a pdf and get useful info from it - lengths/ areas and annotate/ markup etc. I thought it good value and have found it works well.
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Alex Leonard
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Post by Alex Leonard » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:26 pm

I use a free utility called PDWriter that came along with a share-ware utility called PDFill (a pdf form-filler which you can download from

If you chose not to keep the form filler ($20 and well worth it imho) , you can still keep and use the writer as it is based on the public source Gnu Ghostcript.

The utillity installs under Windows as a printer, and when selected as the output device will simply write a pdf file to the location you specify. All you have to do is choose a paper size - and yes it does understand ARCH and ISO sizes - and page orientation.

I use it all the time to generate document files as well as graphic files (e.g. large and complex Microsurvey drawings) - very easy, no problems.

Hope this helps.

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