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You might try modifying the drawing to a final form and outputting as an
Adobe Acrobat PDF file. The reader is free and will plot to any printer.
Formatting, line weights, text styles, everything is left as original and
I believe the file is not editable.

Also take a look at Mark Middlebrooks article at for additional information.

Barry H. Welliver
Draper, Utah

"Dunn Associates, Inc." wrote:

> As professional engineers we are often requested by our clients/owners
> to furnish electronic files of our projects.  I can give countless
> reasons why i feel this is a bad idea, but will spare you the details.
> However I would like to explore any new ideas on how we can protect
> ourselves from these drawings being able to be
> changed/adjusted/manipulated, either by accident or on purpose.
> We have not had success with providing either (.plt files or .dwf
> files)  it seems that they either can't open them or do not have the
> same plotter etc.
> what shall we do?