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Summary- PDF's under 64 Bit OS

cordeneaux
1-Newbie

Summary- PDF's under 64 Bit OS

Thanks for all the helpful feedback.



Basically, WF 3.0 Pro/E integrated PDF's are not supported on the 64 bit
version of Pro/E as they are on the 32 bit version. But it is on WF4.0.
It is disappointing because we are a long, long way from upgrading to
WF4.0 (which is still beta). It would be nice if a future WF3.0 build
added this feature. While we wait, there are many other options for
making PDF's (ghostscript, third party printer drivers (many free) and
Acrobat).



Several comments were made that this feature was removed because of
Adobe. However, somehow, Solidworks2006 x64 made it work.

Just one more piece of ammo for the solidworks salesman: "To create a
PDF, just press "File-Save As. And this works across all our
platforms."



The Pro/E salesman will respond. "We have the same thing as long as
your not running x64 or you're running our "beta" software. And on our
released x64 platform just go through any number of convoluted steps."





Thanks again

Chris



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We have a user using WF4 on a 64 bit machine and is encountering the PDF
problem. Does anyone else have PDF functionality in WF4 on a 64 bit
machine?



Thanks,
Matt



Matt Gortner | Mechanical Engineer

CHASEDESIGN, LLC

1400 East Genesee Street | Skaneateles N.Y. 13152

315.685.1000 (p) | 315.685.5021 (f) | www.chasedesign.net

Numerous users confirmed the functionality does exist on WF4.


Thanks,
Matt



Matt Gortner | Mechanical Engineer

CHASEDESIGN, LLC

1400 East Genesee Street | Skaneateles N.Y. 13152

315.685.1000 (p) | 315.685.5021 (f) | www.chasedesign.net


Upgrade to the latest cut and it will fix the PDF crashing issue.


CBenner
5-Regular Member
(To:cordeneaux)

Take a look at PDF995 software. It's cheap. You set it up as a printer and it works with any app we've ever tried it on. We've never had an issue creating PDF's from Pro E with this software. Not sure where it came from, our IT set it up for us... but I think you can just Google PDF995, and should be able to find it. Our guy won't use anytihng he doesn't trust 100% and he's very nit-picky.

CB

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Chris Benner
Autodesk ® Expert Elite

We've been using PDF redirect (http://www.exp-systems.com/) successfully over the last couple years. From the print manager window select either postscript or colorpostsc from the printer options. See attached .pcf files:

ms_print_mgr.pcf
postscript.pcf
colorpostsc.pcf

This also works great for creating PDF from any application as well as the ability to combine PDFs. We can't afford to install the full blown Adobe Acrobat on all our systems.

Willy Chung
SurfaceInk Corporation - Boston
www.surfaceink.com

You might also try Bull Zip PDF printer as it is a free utility and I have found it to cover my needs.
Bruce
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