Making files printable but not editable

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by Brian Collins, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. Hey all, is there a way to give a cliant a set of blueprints
    on disk that they can plot but not manipulate? I want them
    to come to me for edits. Thanks.
    Brian Collins, Feb 10, 2004
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  2. Brian Collins

    a Guest

    I give to my client my drawing in PDF or TIF format
    a, Feb 10, 2004
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  3. Brian Collins

    Talsky Guest

    Depending on what version of AutoCAD you are using, you can provide them
    with a free copy of Volo View Express, a Free copy of Express Viewer, both
    of which come on the AutoCAD CD, or you can buy them or have them buy, Volo
    View 3.0.

    Using any of those, you can plot DWF files. They cannot edit them and can
    turn off layers as they desire. They can redmark them and return them to

    Try both the DWF and PDF formats, and see what you think is best for you.

    Jack Talsky
    Talsky, Feb 10, 2004
  4. Brian Collins

    patrick_aps Guest

    And TIFF format has the extra ability to be "attached" in scale, so they can use their CAD programs to draw "on top" of them.
    Also TIFF is independent, not linked to firms like Adobe or AutoDesk, so we find it better to make archives.
    patrick_aps, Feb 10, 2004
  5. Thanks guys, appreciate your time.
    Brian Collins, Feb 11, 2004
  6. Hi, in ACAD 2000 it won't let me save as DWF, TIFF, or PDF.
    This makes Express viewer useless. Volo View won't print to
    scale so it's useless also. How are you guys getting these file
    formats out of ACAD?
    Brian Collins, Feb 12, 2004
  7. Brian Collins

    Paul Turvill Guest

    Check a few previous threads in this NG. The details have been discussed
    over, and over, and over again. (HINT: it's not a "save as" issue.)
    Paul Turvill, Feb 12, 2004
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