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It works, but Alex was right - it is just a "printscreen" thing.  As I wrote to Dennis privately, drawings can be printed out - and emailed to the printer shop - in the PDF (that's what I usually do).  If desired, the PDF may be saved as TIFF or any other format, but the reason for that is not quite clear. 
Drawings in PDF are also extremely helpful for sending draft versions to the clients for review and comments.
How's weather there, on the beautiful island of Victoria?
V. Steve Gordin, SE
Irvine CA
----- Original Message -----
From: Thor Tandy
Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2007 15:32
Subject: Re: Converting PLT files or AutoCad output to TIFF format

2005 has it.

Victoria, BC

S. Gordin wrote:
In AcadLT 07 there is a command "tifout" - check it out in your version!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2007 12:06
Subject: Converting PLT files or AutoCad output to TIFF format

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Does anyone know of a way to convert one of the AutoCad output standards including PLT and DWF files to a TIFF format. Our local blueprinters charge $1.50 a square foot to plot a PLT or DWG file to paper as a black line. These are reproducable simply as a Xerox copy. However, if I can send them a TIFF file the printing charges reduce to $0.27 per square foot. One D size drawing can easily cost $9.00 to plot in PLT format and a full set of plans that are 10 sheets cost $90.00. However, copies from these reduce the cost to $1.62 a sheet if sent to them in TIFF format. If they make copies from the PLT file the copies are Xeroxed the same as if I sent a TIFF file and They would simply be plotting the number of TIFF files I needed. I don?t know why this is so costly but I don?t want to pay a premium for check plots and the copies can be used to make other copies without degredation.

If anyone knows how to convert an AutoCad format to TIFF please let me know. I am currently using AutoCad Architecture 8 which is the current release and am in the process of learning to maximize my productivity with it.





Dennis S. Wish, PE

California Professional Engineer

Structural Engineering Consultant

C-41250 (Exp. 3/31/09)


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