Email part of my drawing as a PDF
How do I send part of my PowerCADD drawing as a PDF? file attached to an email message?
PowerCADD v6 or v7 and Mac OS? X Panther or Tiger
PowerCADD v7 and Mac OS X Tiger recommended
With PDF Services integrated with Apple's Mac OS X and PowerCADD's Print command (and related options) sending all or part of your drawing as a PDF email attachment is a quick and easy task. To take advantage of the steps noted here you need to have Apple's PDF Services enabled and a PDF Workflow file designed to email files -- please visit this caddpower article for details on how to setup PDF Services in Mac OS X and for a free Email PDF Workflow file that does the job.
What to do:
In this example we're going to review the steps to email part of a drawing that is automatically scaled to fit an 8.5x11 sheet of paper. Typically drawings are larger than 8.5x11 and sending just a portion of the information is all that's need for coordination in our example.
To Email part of your drawing as a PDF attachment, do this:
- Open the PowerCADD drawing
Layout menu > Drawing Setup > Size tab
Page Setupand specify an 8.5x11 sheet of paper and press Ok
- In the
Layout menu > Drawing Setup > Size tabclick and drag to select enough 8.5x11 sheets of paper to cover your drawing and press Ok
- draw a rectangle in the drawing that contains the frames or enclosed the content you'd like to email
- With the rectangle selected, choose
File? menu > Print...
PowerCADDfrom the pop-up menu and choose Selectionand Fit to Page
- Click on the
Email PDFfrom the list
- Address and send your email message as usual
A new email message is created in Mail.app and your selected area is included in the body of the email message as a PDF file
Now, that may seem like a lot of steps -- but only because we were describing every stage of the process. In reality it's very quick and takes only a few moments to complete the process. The bottom line is you need to only choose one menu command (
watch this demo movie (43MB - 8 minute tutorial) to see the above process in action and learn more.
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