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You make the Adobe Acrobat the default windows system printer (open the
printer setting window and right click on the Adobe Acrobat printer and make
it the default).
When you print in Autocad R14, choose the default printer rather than the
plotter setting. Make sure that you set up and view your drawing in Autocad
before printing. Once you are satisfied with the drawing simply print it.
The rest is automatic - the file is sent to the Acrobat printer and the PDF
file is created.
There are a few problems with the clarity of the text within Autocad, but I
understand that this is resolved by setting Acrobat Anti-aliasing functions.

You can store any size of drawing since and can later print it to a printer
or, I believe, a plotter.


-----Original Message-----
From: CyA Ingenieria [mailto:info(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 2:21 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RV: ACAD Protection

I think that DWG Files can´t lock it.

I´m looking a format that let me send drawings and calculation, but can´t be
modified by other.

How do you  import a dwg file in then Adobe Acrobat, From Cut & Paste or it
have an import ?.
I am learning about Adobe Acrobat to send the calculation in PDF format, I`m
not sure to use it.

The format DWF Wath is ?. Does the ACAD 14 do it ?

Somebody  know how to transform dwg in HTML ?


Juan Constantinidis
Buenos. Aires.

-----Mensaje original-----
De: Dennis S. Wish PE <wish(--nospam--at)>
Para: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Fecha: Martes, 05 de Enero de 1999 05:29 p.m.
Asunto: RE: ACAD Protection

>Another is to send the drawings out as PDF (Adobe Acrobat files) which can
>be viewed or printed but not edited. I like using Acrobat since the
>recipient needs only to have the free viewer.
>Of course you can use the DWF (I think this is the format) which allows you
>to send drawings that can be viewed on an HTML based browser. This too can
>not be edited (I think this is true).
>Hope this helps
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Vince Yu [mailto:v.yu(--nospam--at)]
>Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 9:20 AM
>To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
>Subject: RE: ACAD Protection
>I presume you are sending somebody your drawing files.  One way to
>protect yourself is to send them plot (.plt) files.  The recipients can
>plot them but not manipulate them in any manner.  They can plot by
>executing a dos command like " copy s1.plt lpt1" assuming their plotter
>is set as lpt1.
>Vince Yu
>Pickard Architects
> ----------
> From:  Sleiman Serhal [SMTP:mony(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:  Tuesday, January 05, 1999 9:38 AM
> To:  seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject:  ACAD Protection
> I wonder if anyone out there knows how to protect an ACAD14
>file, i.e.
> make it read only with no possibility of making wblocks etc.,
>just like
> an Excel file.
> Thanks,
> Moni Serhal