Author Topic: AutoCAD to PDF or JPG for Presentations  (Read 1372 times)


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AutoCAD to PDF or JPG for Presentations
« on: November 12, 2012, 08:34:52 am »
For an AutoCAD drawing you may want to insert into a presentation, here are some tips.
Never simply highlight, copy and paste, this will create a low resolution image.
If you save the CAD file as a PDF, then use the save as... feature and select image then JPEG, and  before saving select settings and change the quality to maximum, this will give you a high quality JPG image you can insert.

One other method that works well is saving the CAD drawing as a PDF file, then inserting it into the presentation after you have saved the presentation as a PDF file. You will have the cleanest image with this method.

Follow these steps to insert all the pages in a single PDF file  http://www.screencast.com/t/JfqLZx8d212l

For older versions of Adobe:

1. Open the document in which you want to insert the new pages; make sure that all your changes are saved.

If you're not sure if the changes have been saved, choose File --> Save.

2. Choose Insert Pages on the Options menu at the top of the Pages palette.

The Select File to Insert dialog box opens.

3. Open the folder and select the file icon of the PDF document with the pages you want to insert, and then click the Select button.

The Insert Pages dialog box opens.

4. In the Page area, click one of the following radio buttons:

First: Inserts the pages at the beginning of the PDF document, either before or after the first page.

Last: Inserts the pages at the end of the file, either before or after the last page.

Page: Inserts the pages either before or after the page number designated in the associated text box.

By default, Acrobat inserts the pages after the page you specify in the Page portion of the Insert Pages dialog box. To have the pages inserted in front instead, select Before on the Location drop-down list.

5. Click the OK button to have Acrobat insert the pages from the selected file.

You can also create a "binder" by using the following method from any version of Adobe:  http://www.screencast.com/t/TjBBcqoiUKA8