One of the things that appealed to us with WF5.0 was the ease of producing PDF's via the "Publish" tab. However, I am experiencing some problems for which I have no answer. The PDF is produced with a nice appearance but for some reason, a couple of views are corrupted. In these views, data is all shown correctly but the actual view image is at half scale. The drawing is 1:1 and the majority of the views take the drawing scale. (The exception is an end view at 2:1 scale). Can anyone enlighten me as to how to correct this anomaly? We're using M060 BTW. Unfortunately, I cannot show a picture as it is for a client but if you need further info, let me know.
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I also use the pdf function in WF5. I use... File, Save a Copy, PDF.
I'm on build M040 and I know there is a problem with the way Pro/E creates the pdf. I can view them all day long on MY MACHINE ONLY without any problems. If I send them to anyone else, they can't open the file. Not only that, but the pdf files are very large in size. I have been told that build M080 corrected this problem, along with another problem of the "change part color" balls showing up very slowly in Pro/E.
I get around the pdf problem by first opening up my new pdf file in Acrobat and then print the pdf file to a freebee pdf printer driver (doPDF) that I downloaded from the internet. The resultant pdf is about 1/4 - 1/5 as big as the one directly from Pro/E and it will open on ANY computer - without incident. Kludge workaround, but it DOES work.
Bob Schwerdlin Design Engineer, Dukane Corp. 2900 Dukane Dr. St. Charles, IL 60174 630-797-4974 direct -
I had the same problem in WF5 with PDFs created on my own machine viewing just fine, but when they were sent to others they could not open them. I was able to solve the problem by changing the type of PDF being output. When doing a SAVE A COPY – PDF, in the PDF EXPORT SETTINGS dialogue box, under the CONTENT tab, there is a COMPATABILITY box which allows you to select between PDF and PDF/A1 formats. When I switch to using the PDF/A1 format, other people that I send the PDF files to can open them just fine. Based upon your specific requirements this may or may not solve your problem. Here’s a link to the Wiki on the PDF/A - type formats: