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Neil -

For archiving, couldn't you just print to PDF?

Maybe I'm missing something.

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.
Consulting Structural Engineers

-----Original Message-----
From: Neil Moore [mailto:nma(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 2:30 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Plotter Recommendation


A tip for guys who want to achieve their drawings:   Use your digital 
camera set up on a tripod with a remote clicker.  Using any kind of 
board, pin your drawing to the board.  Set it up straight.   Take the 
picture.   I have a Canon D10 and use the TIFF format.  I can connect 
the camera directly to my computer for storing.   If you don't have a 
remote clicker, use your delayed timer.  (a tip from another engineer 
around here)

I don't go for super quality, just enough to reproduce it if I have 
too later on.   It's kind of a pain, but I've got some computer 
literate grand kids that I can pay occasionally to do this kind of stuff.

No deer this afternoon, but did get caught in the hail between the 
house and office after lunch; my long 30 foot commute!

Neil Moore, SE, SECB
shingle springs, california


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