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ejones66
03.06.2009, 22:21
Hi!
 

Does anyone know how to use the publish function to combine multiple drawings and print them as a book?
 
I am trying to print multiple drawings in a book for folks in my office, double-sided, 11"x17", preferably from dwg format to PDF, not blueprints.
 
I was turning each drawing into a PDF then building a document in acrobat...but it's so inefficient!! There has to be a better way...any suggestions? 
 
Thank you much!! Elizabethejones662009-06-03 22:31:01

Arben.Allaraj
04.06.2009, 08:13
[QUOTE=ejones66] Hi!


Does anyone know how to use the publish function to combine multiple drawings and print them as a book?

I am trying to print multiple drawings in a book for folks in my office, double-sided, 11"x17", preferably from dwg format to PDF, not blueprints.

I was turning each drawing into a PDF then building a document inacrobat...butit's so inefficient!! There has to be a better way...anysuggestions?

Thank you much!! Elizabeth[/QUOTE]

You can realise with sheets work around them.

AmerieWhite
04.06.2009, 08:37
Publish from Autodesk is a tedious work. You can try AutoDWG PDF to DWG converter and  convert to a PDF book, it is just easy and efficient. Just a suggestion, hope this helps.

ejones66
04.06.2009, 13:21
I'm not knowledgeable of AutoCAD at all - do you mind walking me through step by step?
 
Thanks so much!

AmerieWhite
05.06.2009, 03:47



What is your AutoCAD version? If it is not a 2010, then you do not have access to publish several DWG files into just one PDF. I do not know if Xenadu has some related free tools.So when you are using AutoCAD 2010, you can type 'publish' in command line, click the 'add sheets' button to add your drawings and  select publish to 'PDF' form the publish box. After this, 'publish' and just wait the output, it will cost lots of time but still wait.If you do not have 2010 installed, the only way to generate this kind of PDF is to find some software that can convert DWG's into just one PDF. Yes, I'm the one who have tried both the 2010 and the other softwares. I'm now still using the AutoDWG DWG to PDF converter but not AutoCAd 2010, because I just said 2010 takes too much time let me wait for the printout.You can find the AutoDWG that I mentioned at: http://www.autodwg.com/PDF/. There is an option that lets you convert into single PDF.
AmerieWhite2009-06-05 03:59:26

ejones66
05.06.2009, 13:47
Thanks so much for your quick reply! I guess I am out of luck because I use 2006...yeesh. I can convert from DWG to PDF, it just takes so much time. I guess I will have to suffer through, for now.
 
Thanks again!
Elizabeth

ejones66
05.06.2009, 13:59
Hi Arben,
Do you mind clarifying the the steps it takes to do that? I am very new to AutoCAD.
Thank you much,
Elizabeth

Arben.Allaraj
05.06.2009, 23:30


[QUOTE=ejones66]Hi Arben,
Do you mind clarifying the the steps it takes to do that? I am very new to AutoCAD.
Thank you much,
Elizabeth[/QUOTE] I can give some links to see about sheets tutorials check them.  1.http://ellenfinkelstein.com/autocadtips/AutoCAD_tips_tutorial_create_simple_sheetset.html 2.http://cadit.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/06/publish_to_dwf_.html 3.http://dwf.blogs.com/beyond_the_paper/2007/01/autocad_using_t_1.html  4.http://www.augi.com/publications/hotnews.asp?page=1383Ok and check the   PUBLISHCOLLATE variable = 1 ?Arben.Allaraj2009-06-05 23:32:34

ejones66
08.06.2009, 17:08
Arben,
 
Thanks again for the quick reply! I am using AutoCAD 2006 - are you familiar with that version? Any tips using the function in that version?

Arben.Allaraj
09.06.2009, 19:58

[QUOTE=ejones66]Arben,
 
Thanks again for the quick reply! I am using AutoCAD 2006 - are you familiar with that version? Any tips using the function in that version?[/QUOTE]For moment I have no use 2006 I can't remember it. What ever check the links.