favorite alternate to Acrobat Reader for plotting PDFs of drawings is Brave
not as polished of a program as is Acrobat, but it gives you much more control
over printing. For instance, you can window the exact area you want to
print, then print it at exactly half-scale (or 3/4 scale, or 1.5:1, or 103.5%
to correct an old as-built drawing that was copied a little too small –
whatever you need). It also has some measuring tools that can come in
handy. It’s also great for TIFFs, if you get ever get scanned images in
might give their free reader a try and see if you have any better luck with
From: Thor Tandy
Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2009 4:39
I have an HP
Designjet 200 (C3181A). Since getting Acrobat reader version 8 I have
had trouble plotting.
1) I have
noticed that 200KB pdf files are inflating to 10MB
parts get messed up.
image layout goes crazy sometimes.
get "error" message on plotter and print queue and the plotter
5) I manage
to get the odd pdf image to plot correctly.
service, of course, hasn't a clue why the problem, and I'm so in the dark ages
with hardware that they probably don't want to help
Does anyone have
any ideas for a techy retard.
Tandy P.Eng, C.Eng, Struct.Eng, MIStructE