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Convert to PDF


I can't figure out how to convert a solid edge 2d draft file to pdf. The help menu
says I can do this through the "save as" function, but it doesn't seem to be offered.
Anyone know how to do this? Also, it's important that I save to PDF at the actual
size so that when I print to a plotter, my drawing is at actual size.
Thanks!
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Re: Convert to PDF

Tim,
The free version of 2D Drafting does not allow save as PDF.
The help files are shared by both the free Solid Edge 2D Drafting and Solid
Edge.
Some of the content in Help is not avaliable in the free version.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Convert to PDF


Rick,
Thanks. I'm using solid edge for very simple 2D drafting and don't intend to do
anything in 3D. I do need to print to a plotter and the easiest way to do this is
via PDF. Is there an add on module that I can get to do this or can I buy Solid
Edge 2D including the ability to save as PDF?
Thanks again,
Tim

"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Tim,
>The free version of 2D Drafting does not allow save as PDF.
>The help files are shared by both the free Solid Edge 2D Drafting and Solid
>
>Edge.
>Some of the content in Help is not avaliable in the free version.
>
>Regards,
>Rick B.
>
>
>

Re: Convert to PDF


Tim,
Download CutePDF, it's free and will create PDF files. It acts like a printer so
just print your file and select CutePDF as the printer. It will ask you for a file
name to save it under.
There are many other free PDF file creators that will do the job for you. I just
happen to like CutePDF.
Hope this helps
Ed
"Tim Capron" wrote:
>
>Rick,
>
>Thanks. I'm using solid edge for very simple 2D drafting and don't intend
>to do
>anything in 3D. I do need to print to a plotter and the easiest way to do
>this is
>via PDF. Is there an add on module that I can get to do this or can I buy
>Solid
>Edge 2D including the ability to save as PDF?
>
>Thanks again,
>Tim
>
>
>
>"Ricky Black" wrote:
>>Tim,
>>The free version of 2D Drafting does not allow save as PDF.
>>The help files are shared by both the free Solid Edge 2D Drafting and Solid
>>
>>Edge.
>>Some of the content in Help is not avaliable in the free version.
>>
>>Regards,
>>Rick B.
>>
>>
>>

>

Re: Convert to PDF

Tim,
As Ed stated, there are some free PDF creators that you can install.
Regards,
Rick B.