Getting "The Drawings" On Here
Posted 25 June 2015 - 04:23 PM
I've had mixed success printing to PDF btw.
Any suggestions aside form another package!
Posted 25 June 2015 - 04:38 PM
I find CutePDF is usually successful on windows.
Posted 25 June 2015 - 04:56 PM
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Posted 25 June 2015 - 05:28 PM
Posted 25 June 2015 - 06:02 PM
I do exactly the same, just copy into an image programme (photoshop in my case) as a high res jpg, then trim it to size to post here. Works well, and is, I think, a bit more user-friendly on the forum than loading up pdf files. There is a knack in getting the image size about right so that the forum uploader doesn't shrink it down too much though.
Posted 25 June 2015 - 09:34 PM
The thing I like and Irfanview is to save a file, you just press 'S', can do most things one fingered.
Edited by SteamyTea, 25 June 2015 - 09:35 PM.
Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:11 AM
doPDF V7.pdf 90.69K 22 downloads
PDF.pdf 114.16K 16 downloads
And what do I do please to make the image view able in the post rather than someone having to click on it, download & then open?
Edited by Onoff, 26 June 2015 - 08:13 AM.
Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:41 AM
Cheers. But.........doesn't that mean you had to download the file to YOUR Downloads folder and view from there? What I think I'm aiming at is something that shows a preview and opens within the browser. Sure I've seen PDF's like that on here?
Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:01 AM
Yes I downloaded it and opened it - I thought the preview bit was for image files and not PDFs?
Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:45 AM
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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:15 PM
A screen grab and paste it as a .JPG
test.JPG 34.63K 17 downloads
Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:40 PM
Evening Dave, the JPEGS you've grabbed lack resolution when you zoom in whereas my PDFs are bang on.
Immaterial at the moment tbh. The Draftsight on the Zorin OS pc has gone screwy and I can't find the correct Ethernet driver for the old XP pc with AutoCAD on to get on the net. Need working CAD on a connected pc in order to finish the drawing off without having to keep going between pcs with a USB stick!
Posted 27 August 2015 - 01:25 PM
I have a quad-core i3 laptop and Drafsight runs like a dog. From the user forums you really need to have a decent graphics card because Draftsight uses OpenGL for a lot of its clipping and mapping to view windows. etc. It falls back to inefficiently coded Java in my case because my Ubuntu + i3 graphics doesn't offer the support that Draftsight needs. As a result you end up moving the mouse a few mm at a time and then waiting 5-10 secs for the point recalculation to complete then repeat until you've got the mouse in the correct spot -- a minute to do a 2 sec operation. Arrrggghhh!
Anyway my reason for posting here is that I've started to use the VariCAD viewer which is fast, smooth and does everything that I need for reviewing and marking up drawings. I am no longer in despair when trying to review drawings!!!