Sending views within a drawing via email

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Sending views within a drawing via email

Post by Jonathan Lear » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:33 pm

I need to send an email with various views of a kitchen, that I'm designing, to a client. The question is- what is the best way to send different views within a drawing and not the whole drawing. If I save to PDF I don't seem to be able to specify views or print areas. By the way my client doesn't have any sort of Cad program. Thanks.

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Re: Sending views within a drawing via email

Post by matthew.Stanfield » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:53 am

You will want to set up your print areas and project views then print to PDF. Go through the normal steps of printing, except choose "Save as PDF" from the pull down PDF menu in the bottom left corner of the print window instead of sending it to the printer.

A word of warning though... I have had some issues when trying to print PDFs created in this way through Adobe Acrobat. If your client is viewing them in Acrobat, they should appear fine. However if they go to print them, they will likely get the best results by selecting the "Print as Image" option within the Acrobat print options window.
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Re: Sending views within a drawing via email

Post by Jonathan Lear » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:39 am

Thanks, I was trying to do it all through print preview. I see- you set up the print area in print preview and then choose print which then gives you the option to save as PDf. It worked!

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