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Wanderer
2022-03-30, 02:12 PM
I'm trying to find a solution for adding a 'plot to png' function on AutoCAD for Mac (and LT for Mac).
I exported out the PC3 file from AutoCAD for Windows, but am not sure how to get it functioning.

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tedg
2022-03-30, 02:33 PM
Sorry, I would be no help to you, I don't use LT (so I don't know all it's limitations) and I don't use a Mac.
(hope someone out there can help you)

Opie
2022-03-30, 03:55 PM
The message states you are missing a driver. The one used in Windows is called raster16.hdi. It is found in the \drv folder of the AutoCAD installation. Of course, this driver will most likely not work on a MAC.

Have you tried the PNGOUT command instead?

Wanderer
2022-03-30, 08:34 PM
The message states you are missing a driver. The one used in Windows is called raster16.hdi. It is found in the \drv folder of the AutoCAD installation. Of course, this driver will most likely not work on a MAC.

Have you tried the PNGOUT command instead?

Hmm.

the PNGOUT command in Windows blows and gives very poor output, I can't imagine the one in Mac would be any better.
We have to have some predictability in the outpout with pixel size and image clarity.

Opie
2022-03-30, 09:10 PM
I'm not a MAC user and I have no idea what I am talking about.

From the searches I have found, can you use Preview (not in AutoCAD) of a PDF generated from AutoCAD to convert the file to another image format?

Wanderer
2022-03-30, 09:54 PM
I'm not a MAC user and I have no idea what I am talking about.

From the searches I have found, can you use Preview (not in AutoCAD) of a PDF generated from AutoCAD to convert the file to another image format?

That is the work around that they are currently using. I was just trying to remove a couple of steps and ensure granular control over the pixel output.

BlackBox
2022-03-31, 02:00 AM
I also do not use AutoCAD on Mac, but the second image of the first post shows 'No Value' for Page Setup, Printer, Page Size, Scale, and Plot Style... Is that normal?