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by drambo61
Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: AutoCAD 2016 PDF - all text has outline rect in PDFXChange?
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: AutoCAD 2016 PDF - all text has outline rect in PDFXChan

Hi Patrick, Yes, 2016 has been out since March. I've attached the resultant PDF file, which was created by using Publish in AutoCAD, which uses AutoCAD's own internal PDF creation engine. The main function I'm trying to get is to have the hyperlinks from inside the ACAD file stay as hyperlinks in th...
by drambo61
Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: AutoCAD 2016 PDF - all text has outline rect in PDFXChange?
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: AutoCAD 2016 PDF - all text has outline rect in PDFXChan

Hi Willy, Thanks for the reply. I could somewhat understand making this a default, if everything it was showing this way was a true "comment", but it's highlighting ALL text from the ACAD file in this way. Inside the title block, on non-hyperlinked blocks, on standalone text items: everything. That ...
by drambo61
Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: AutoCAD 2016 PDF - all text has outline rect in PDFXChange?
Replies: 7
Views: 846

AutoCAD 2016 PDF - all text has outline rect in PDFXChange?

Hi all, I'm creating a PDF from AutoCAD 2016, using their internal Publish functions. The PDF is created fine, including the hyperlinks that I want output to PDF. However, when bringing up the PDF in PDF-XChange Editor, all text in the PDF has a bounding rectangle around it? I figured it was just an...
by drambo61
Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012

Sorry, I should have also added that because of this, the Autodesk rep has submitted a wishlist item for 32-bit color support for future versions. It just may be awhile before they can implement it.

Thanks,
Dave
by drambo61
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012

Peter and Stefan, My contact at Autodesk submitted the issue to their development team, and returned this info: I got some detail back from our development team about what is going on between AutoCAD and the PDF-XChange printer driver. AutoCAD's print preview supports 24-bit color. The PDF-XChange d...
by drambo61
Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012

Hi Will, Bryce with Autodesk responded: Hi Dave, It's kind of unorthodox, but sure, forward one of my emails to the person at Tracker Software. If he/she replies (to customersupport@autodesk.com) and leaves the subject as it is (i.e., the case number needs to be there), it will filter back into our ...
by drambo61
Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012

Hi Will, I've been working with a person named Bryce Thelin, but he uses the generic email address of customersupport@autodesk.com. The case # is 10856627. I didn't and don't mean any offense with my previous comments. I'm just trying to find a workable solution - and with my CADD people an incorrec...
by drambo61
Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012

Hi Will, I have to respectfully disagree - like all Windows apps, ACAD is simply making system calls to the print driver to present the preview, and they're not going to use different calls depending on what printer driver is selected. So the fact that your Lite driver differs from your Standard dri...
by drambo61
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012

Hi Will, That TMP file was when the preview was grayscale, but the final PDF printed out in color. Oh, and one other thing I noticed in the preview: our company logo showed up in its normal blue color, but all else was grayscale. Not sure if that helps or means anything, but it caught me by surprise...
by drambo61
Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012

FWIW, as another test, I downloaded and installed the PDF-XChange Standard print driver and it does the print preview as well as the print to PDF correctly, in color.

Unfortunately, since we have the Lite driver licensed but not the Standard, this doesn't help us much.

Thanks,
Dave
by drambo61
Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012

Will, I did the Temp file setup as you suggested - the ZIP file is attached. In the process of running the test, the Preview within AutoCAD was still showing grayscale, but this time the plot came out in color, which is what I want. Ok, so I should be happy, and I am... but... I've got an Adobe Acro...
by drambo61
Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012

Peter - I'm not sure what you mean by "full version" - with the Editor we're only entitled to use the Lite version, correct?

Will - I'll look into collecting the info you suggested and submitting it.

Thanks,
Dave
by drambo61
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012

Hi Radi, AutoDesk responded pretty much as I expected: it must be the printer driver that's the problem. Their suggestion is for you to download a trial version of ACAD to test with. I'm asking them for further details on what system calls they make to determine whether a printer driver can print in...
by drambo61
Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012

Hi Radi, Yes, we have a couple of DesignJet plotters that we use for hardcopy output, and those are both showing color output as expected. It's only when I change to the PDF-XChange Printer Lite that it goes gray. In regards to your last line about AutoCAD thinking the PDF-XChange printer can't prin...
by drambo61
Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Re: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012

Hi Will, Thanks for the reply. I was running a slightly older version of PDF-XChange Lite, but upgraded it to match Editor. Hasn't helped the problem, however. I've tried all available CTB choices inside of ACAD, and grayscale is all I can get out of it. This shows up within the ACAD plot preview wi...
by drambo61
Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1976

Creating AutoCAD PC3 using PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012

Hi, I'm trying to get the PDF-XChange Printer Lite 2012 printer driver set up within an AutoCAD (2014) PC3 file so that we can create PDFs from within AutoCAD. All goes well except for one thing: I can't get color output. Everything goes grayscale and I can't find a way to change it to full/auto col...