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Sat, Oct 28, 2006 at 12:48:25 PM | pdf

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Are there any suggestions for PDF programs that work best with Revit? Is Acrobat the way to go?

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Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 3:55:35 AM | Recommended pdf software with Revit

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Adobe is my choice.

 Other recommended ones are:

PDF Factory Pro

Cute PDF

There are tonnes of other choices out there, but these are the ones that i've heard some good comments on.


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Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 4:23:03 AM | pdf

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Earlier versions of Revit came with a pdf writer - they stopped shipping it with that a couple releases back.  We use CutePDF at RTKL and it works fine.

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Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 10:13:30 AM | pdf

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Thanks Mr.Spot.

 What are the best settings? ie: high quality ? ; dpi ? post script true type font set to 'auto' or 'outline'?


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Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 10:35:37 PM | pdf

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Using Adobe Acrobat I've always just left everything on the default settings and never bothered changing them.  It all works fine and believe it is a good compromise between speed and quality.

The only time i fiddle with the settings is when i'm printing large building elevations & 3D's with shadows on.  I'll usual print these at medium quality in revit instead of presentation quality.  Otherwise i'm waiting up to 4 hours a sheet...


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Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 10:53:45 PM | pdf

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Open source PDF creator, lots of features:

http://www.pdfforge.org/products/pdfcreator



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I've been using a free one for a while called PDF Creator. You can get it from sourceforge.net, it's an open source PDF creator. My PDF needs are not that great though, It won't do things that Acrobat will do, like interactive forms and such.

 

You beat me to it.



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How about autodesk dwf? seems like not a common usage in the industry compare to pdf but the file size is far more smaller.


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Tue, Oct 31, 2006 at 11:52:55 PM | pdf

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that's interesting. my dwf files came out almost exactly the same size as a pdf file. i don't know if everyone else has this(i don't know if problem is the right word) but it seems like dwf takes a really long time to print. compared to pdf, like 3-4 times longer. and i have tried it on other computers. is this normal?

 


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Wed, Nov 1, 2006 at 11:44:53 AM | pdf

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Quate: "that's interesting. my dwf files came out almost exactly the same size as a pdf file."

I did mention on the file size being smaller, that was demonstrated on ACAD file but not on Revit by the autodesk reseller. That is interesting..maybe I have take a test and see the difference on the file size both pdf and dwf

 


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Wed, Nov 1, 2006 at 12:25:50 PM | pdf

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I have used cute pdf for ages with autocad and revit...never had a problem and its free

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There are many PDF writters in the market. Some are free (BioPDF, CutePDF, etc); others include more complete suites to enable editing the PDFs (Adobe Acrobate, Bluebeam, etc) and they are expensive if the intention is just printing PDFs.  Bluebeam even includes a plugin for Revit. Windows 10 also comes with a Microsoft PDF printer, however this solution presents many errors inside Revit (we have tested with Revit 2017) and the print manager on the first run has some greyed controls, then the driver also needs some extra work to enable large formats, etc.

I our work as architects in Norway we have quick and dynamic relationship with the construction company, updating documentation after the products agreed with the client, therefore we send drawings to the building site very ofter: at least once a week! That includes making PDF, DWG, drawing list and IFC.

We have therefore created a Revit plugin to streamline the creation of building documentation: Docuflow. Among many features, this plugin enables to create PDFs of a selection of sheets, no matter the size or orientation. The process is several times faster than printing using the default print manager from Revit. It prints also 65% faster than Bluebeam on our tests. The reason why it is faster is the code is optimized in many rounds with the print drivers, no dialogs are presented during the process, so that the documents can be more quickly finished. 

This plugin is as our other plugins tested internally and by Autodesk. You can check the features in trial version is available on the download section of our website or on Autodesk App Store.

 

 

 

 



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