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Insert Signature

Postby jdbaker » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:17 am

I hope someone can help me with this. I need to insert my signature into my cad drawings. I have a scanner and can scan my signature but I do not know how to get it into the drawing. I have also tried to draw my signature with the mouse with less than stellar results.
I am running Microsurvey Cad 2008 sp1.1.
Thanks,
JDB
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Re: Insert Signature

Postby Richard Sands » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:22 pm

Not sure if you just want to have signature print out - assume thats what you are referring to.
Either type _imageattach or from the Image Enabler toolbar chose Attach Image.
Then select your signature (as an image) and drop it onto your drawing where you want it.

I print to PDF and if needed place an image of my signature on that.
I find that a lot quicker and less likely to cause issues with the image freezing the dwg.
2008 (& 2010) is not good on some image formats. Make a backup before starting this in case of a hangup and you lose the dwg. It does happen.
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Re: Insert Signature

Postby jdbaker » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:25 am

Richard,
Thank you for the help, I also print to pdf and would love to insert the signature in the pdf program but it does not appear to have that option. What pdf program are you using?
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Re: Insert Signature

Postby Richard Sands » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:30 pm

I have BlueBeam PDF.
If you use AutoCAD it will work staright from that otherwise as in my case you just print to PDF.
I find it excellent and you can scale a PDF and take off areas and lengths.
It is specifically written with CAD in mind.
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Re: Insert Signature

Postby Brian Sloman » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:21 pm

Hi, That BlueBeam program Richard mentions sounds quite powerful. For anyone looking for a just a basic pdf printer, i use PrimoPDF and it works great for my needs, free download from http://www.primopdf.com
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Re: Insert Signature

Postby Peter G » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:17 pm

Hi,
Just another comment on Bluebeam.I use this all the time as lately I've had to put my surveys ( printed to PDF) on to an architect PDF. With Bluebeam you can write and make comment on PDFs. One good thing about it when print to PDF from MSCAD or any thing else or do have more variety of paper sizes like A1 & A0 unlike PrimoPDF. Enjoy it. Peter
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Re: Insert Signature

Postby bookermorgan » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:31 pm

This is what I have done in this situation.
Insert scanned signature.
Scale image.
Polyline the signature.
Print to PDF.
Create stamp with PDF.

This has given us a signature with a transparent background that can be stamped on the document.
You could of course just stop and insert the polyline as a block into the cad.
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Re: Insert Signature

Postby jdbaker » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:44 pm

Morgan,

Just checked back due to running into the same issue again. Finally solved the problem using your method. I inserted a scanned signature bmp, scaled it 50 times, traced it with polylines, scaled it back down. Perfect, I now have a block signature to insert into my drawings when needed. Thank you.
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