I have Windows XP Pro 2002 SP2, Autocad 2008 and Acrobat 8 Professional Trial version.
when I am in Autocad and do a print to adobe pdf, I am always prompted for the filename and folder where the pdf file will be saved. the filename which is proposed always has the original dwg filename and also the layout name. the proposed folder is always the same as that of the previous pdf saved.
I have 2 questions about this:
1 - is there an option somewhere in acrobat 8 pro so as to permanently propose only to save with the dwg filename?
2 - is there an option somewhere in acrobat 8 pro so that the saving folder is the same as that of the dwg file?
>1 - is there an option somewhere in acrobat 8 pro so as to permanently propose only to save with the dwg filename?
In Printer Setup you can choose "Adobe PDF output folder". The default
As with all other printer setup changes
* Changes made from the application last only in that application
until you quit
* Changes made in the Printers Control Panel are permanent and affect
printing from ALL applications.
>2 - is there an option somewhere in acrobat 8 pro so that the saving folder is the same as that of the dwg file?
No, it doesn't know at this stage. You'd need a PDFMaker.
It seems very unlikely AutoCAD 2008 would have a working PDFMaker
though - check the compatibility list.
Appload the PDFMACad.arx file from Acrobat 8.1.2 (current version of Acrobat CS3) from c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 8\PDFMaker\AutoCAD\2007. Place it in your startup suite in the appload menu for automatic loading in the future.
It works for the most part, although text for attributed blocks seems to disappear. Any word on that fix wins a prize!
Spectraflash...I'm trying to load the pdfmaker (adobe pro-8) tool bar in AutoCAD lt-08 I've tried to load them by adding pdfmaker.arx into my cui menus, is this what you're referring to as "start up suite"? I've tried every twist or turn I can think of to get them to load and be displayed but to no satisfaction. I would like to be able to plot to adobe with layers and several layout pages at once, very time consuming if I have to do each layout one at at time. Maybe (and I sure I am) missing something small, but if I have to call my IT department one more time to try and resolve this...well I would rather poke myself in the eye with a rusty screwdriver! They can't grasp the idea of "layers" and I'm to tired to go through it one more time. Anyway you can restate your comments above?
I guess I don't understand why I would need 3D in order for pdfmaker to be "campatable" with autocad.. But I guess that's what the docs read. I'll go back to trying to get everyone to use DWF's and bag the whole idea of adobe then. Thanks for the input.