AutoCAD 2010 Export PDF with Hatching - Help?! :/

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by LERsince1991, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. LERsince1991 macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2008

    I was wondering if anyone can help me figure out why my AutoCAD drawings arent exporting the way I want them to.

    Ideally I'd like to end up with a Vector quality (or high quality) pdf document on A1 paper with a 1:20 scale drawing on, with hatches and then ends of the lines to be flat not rounded.

    What I seem to be getting no matter what I try and do is a PDF document at the right scale but issues with the quality.

    - The ends of the lines seem to be rounded

    - Some of the lines dont seem to meet up properly even though I am 100% sure everything is good in the drawing before exporting. - Workaround/ thinner line weights

    - Only some of the hatching seems to export... I'm just using simple colour fills. - Answer/ The black didnt export, I changed the colour to 1,1,1 RGB

    - The hatching is low quality and is clearly compressed instead of being a solid colour.

    The annoying thing is we have to use AutoCAD for this and even though I have a perfect 3D model where I can get the exports in seconds, I'm not allowed (But I have for the orthographic exploded view ;) ). Sketchup exports to scale, to PDF with vector quality in every way...

    Also I need help asap... the tutor I asked basically sent me 3 emails in reply saying go away. -_- we haven't even had lessons on autocad!

    I really appreciate any help you can offer to any of the issues I have!


    ps ive uploaded a screenshot and a pdf export

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  2. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2008
    I was proper stressed yesterday trying to get the damn thing to export properly.

    It seems the lines are alright now, I used a thin line weight.
    But some of the hatching just doesnt seem to work and the quality is poor, I havent a clue why its not exporting.
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Do you always come to Mac forums for help with your Windows applications?
  4. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2008
    ... I'm on bootcamp... I just naturally come to this forum and I know people here use the program so why not?

    I've just realised its just the black hatching that isnt exporting...
    Any ideas why?!

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