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Problems / Re: Printing, exporting to pdf, importing dwg and exporting dwg
« Last post by mitchb on December 13, 2017, 10:33:06 PM »
Hi Julie,

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Also, i am still needing to know if Turbo Cad CONVERTS pdf's to dwg's like other software.

No, TC imports pdf's as images and labels them as Pictures. The conversion process is you tracing over the image.

After reviewing your screenshots I don't know what your printing intention is. The second shot shows me that you are attempting to print your drawing across four A3 size sheets, the third shot indicates a single A4 sheet. TC has the ability to print a large drawing across several sheets of paper that you can tape together and hang on a wall. No large format printer required. The two cross lines in the print preview window are showing the intersection of the four sheets of paper. I suspect that you want a single sheet printed at the A3 size. Is that correct?

I take it you can now see the entire imported drawing?

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still cant export the .tcd file as a .pdf

Once the page is set up you will be able to print on paper or save as a pdf. If the pdf is a different size sheet or otherwise different from the printed page then two different setups will be required.

Let me know what size page you want to print and if you want that on a single page or across several sheets.

Enjoy
Mitch
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Problems / Re: Printing, exporting to pdf, importing dwg and exporting dwg
« Last post by Julie on December 13, 2017, 04:12:48 PM »
Thanks Mitch.

I am still having problems with the printing.

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You need to set up the page in "Page Layout" first. Use "Page Setup" for orientation and custom paper sizes should you need to print to a wide format printer. You will see in my screenshot that I checked "Fit Selected"

i have done everything suggested here and the result is in screen shot 1. I played with the settings, even created a custom paper size (am only printing to A3 Xerox copier)

Also, still cant export the .tcd file as a .pdf- i have opened in a few different n pdf viewers its still blank. obviously i am missing something important here.

Also, i am still needing to know if Turbo Cad CONVERTS pdf's to dwg's like other software.
Thanks a bunch and sorry for been a pest.
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Problems / Re: Printing, exporting to pdf, importing dwg and exporting dwg
« Last post by mitchb on December 13, 2017, 01:15:12 PM »
Hi Julie,

Welcome to the forum.

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I cannot import the architectural .dwg plans, only the frame of the plan displays, and there is no content.

Is the missing data in the hidden layers? Click in the "eye" box to see these layers, while you are in the Inspector right-click in the various boxes to see other options. You also have "Locked" layers, should you click on an item and it won't select then it is most likely in a locked layer.

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when exporting to pdf after creating the file the pdf is blank.

You need to set up the page in "Page Layout" first. Use "Page Setup" for orientation and custom paper sizes should you need to print to a wide format printer. You will see in my screenshot that I checked "Fit Selected". There is a data box way off to the right side of the drawing that I did not want to include in the pdf. There are other ways to deal with this but I chose to select just the structure portion of the drawing which also explains why the drawing is in red in the Layout window.

This is a very busy drawing, I'm sure you will want to hide some layers to ease the clutter. Once upon a time I had to do "as builts" to document changes from the engineered drawings. Good luck.

Enjoy
Mitch
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Problems / Re: Upgrading to Mac High Sierra
« Last post by mitchb on December 13, 2017, 12:27:30 AM »
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If you download a trial version of V.10 and don't like it I presume you can just bin it?  I also presume it won' affect any other versions you have loaded?

Yes, as a trial version you will be able to use it for 15 days and nothing is disabled.

Enjoy
Mitch
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Problems / Printing, exporting to pdf, importing dwg and exporting dwg
« Last post by Julie on December 12, 2017, 06:31:29 PM »
Hey
I have searched the forums but have been unable to find an answer that has been applicable. I am a new CAD user AND a fairly new MAC user (what a combo!) So please excuse my ignorance. I am running turbo cad deluxe 10. I am using it to create 'as constructed" plans from 2D floor plans for civil projects. I cannot import the architectural .dwg plans, only the frame of the plan displays, and there is no content. when importing pdf's the red mechanical ventilation annotations do not import. when exporting to pdf after creating the file the pdf is blank. the dwg does not export at all. cna turbo cad convert pdf's to dwg's? when trying to print, the print will not rotate to landscape and the plan chops itself off even tho the page layout and print windows do not show this. i cannot alter the orientation in the print window either to landscape. very frustrating for a new user. i have done all the tutorials and scoured the web looking for a simple, understandable solution but have found nothing. running mac high sierra. Please help. i have attached the .tcd and the .dwg examples and the blank .pdf that was created on exporting.
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Problems / Re: Upgrading to Mac High Sierra
« Last post by Chris2017 on December 12, 2017, 01:57:33 PM »
If you download a trial version of V.10 and don't like it I presume you can just bin it?  I also presume it won' affect any other versions you have loaded?

Chis
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Problems / Re: How do I change the Workplane in Mac Designer 8?
« Last post by AllanH on December 11, 2017, 04:16:20 PM »
Mitch that's fantastic ....it's all sorted now

Thanks for your help

Allan H
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Problems / Re: How do I change the Workplane in Mac Designer 8?
« Last post by mitchb on December 11, 2017, 03:00:00 PM »
Your workPlane is rotated. Under the Work Plane menu select "show Work Plane". Use Shift + C key to bring it around. delete your current dimensions and redo them, should be okay now.

Enjoy
Mitch
 
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Problems / Re: BOM not working
« Last post by mitchb on December 11, 2017, 02:16:08 PM »
Hi Scott,

I open a trouble ticket with IMSI. I'm having the same problem as you are but it's only with Deluxe, Pro runs fine. I'm testing using Deluxe build 1356 so upgrading to that won't help you. I see you are using build 1340, so this bug has been around for some time. I still have Deluxe build 1321 on an older computer and it works as expected. Hope IMSI gets this fixed soon.

Enjoy
Mitch
 
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Problems / Re: How do I change the Workplane in Mac Designer 8?
« Last post by AllanH on December 11, 2017, 02:10:06 AM »
Thanks Mitch

Drawing attached

Many Thanks

Allan H
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