I am new to this, and learning on my own, can I import a .dwg file (CAD Drawing) into photoshop 7.0, it does not seem that i can, i am unable to save the drawing in CAD to anything other than .DWG or .DXF or .SLD, how then can i import the drawing, if at all.
Thanks for your advice in advance, much appreciated.
FYI, AutoCAD does not export to PDF. It can print to PDF if you install
Acrobat or some other PDF software. It can also print to EPS if you create a
PostScript printer, printing will give you control over lineweight, color,
and print area
> if it is AutoCad: Export as PDF. Don´t export as EPS.
Gernot, Printing to a Postscript PC3 file from AutoCAD creates an EPS file
and it does not use Distiller and uses the Postscript printer driver that
ships with AutoCAD. Printing to a Distiller PC3 file requires that Acrobat
be installed on the system just to create the PC3 file. Either method will
result in almost identical output (at least in my experience) when opened in
what is PC3 ? Do you mean PostScript level 3 ?
Maybe we have different versions of AutoCad (can´t clarify
this here at home).
We are creating PDFs, using Acrobat Distiller PostScript
Printer Driver as the virtual PostScript printer.
Of course one may argue - yes, the method seems to be OK,
but isn´t there another one which works as well ?
I´m leaving it at that. After all these nonsensical advices
how to clean-up AutoCAD EPS files (several years in the
PageMaker Forum) it turned out that the PDF workflow is
correct and reliable. Technical designers don´t use AI.
Thanks all for your replies, shew...technical for a beginner like myself...anyhow I have resolved this by importing the .DWG drawing from CAD into CorelDraw which allows me to save it to formats compatable to Photoshop.
Sorry about the CapsL on the headding, Ill have a beer for you for my sins.
What version AutoCAD files are importing into CorelDraw? I have been trying to import AutoCAD 2004 and AutoCAD 2005 drawings into Illustrator CW and have had no luck. Illustrator won't recognize versions that recent.