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I am trying to programmatically create a PDF file from AutoCAD using the Plot to File option. But it does not work. Even if I manually plot the file to a PDF, with the plot to file option ticked it does not work. But if I clear this option, it continued...

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    I am trying to programmatically create a PDF file from AutoCAD using the Plot to File option. But it does not work.

    Even if I manually plot the file to a PDF, with the plot to file option ticked it does not work. But if I clear this option, it prompts for a PDF file and works fine.

    Any ideas on how to get this workin?
    Yoganathan_Sivaram@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Plot to File From AutoCAD

    Not sure of what happens in AutoCAD, but with the Distiller (Adobe
    PDF) printer, you cannot use automatic PDF generation and select print
    to file.

    The print to file option blocks the PDF creation part of the Distiller
    printer, since that is done by the PDF port, and you use a file port
    instead. You therefore get PostScript.

    Is that what is happening?

    Aandi Inston
    Aandi_Inston@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Plot to File From AutoCAD

    Yes. You are right. I am getting a Postscript file, if I use the distiller and nothing, if I use the PDF writer. Is there is any workaround for this? Or can I automate Adobe to do something?
    Yoganathan_Sivaram@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Plot to File From AutoCAD

    You can use Distiller, through the Distiller API (in the Acrobat SDK)
    to convert the PostScript to PDF. This is the normal path for
    automating PDF creation.

    Aandi Inston
    Aandi_Inston@adobeforums.com Guest

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