I must recommend AGAINST PDF files on websites. PDF has its place, and
it's not as part of the content of the website. If you can, use JPEG or
perhaps use JPEG and link to the document in the CAD program.
Wise is the man who attempts to answer his question before asking it.
To email me directly, send a message to puckdropper (at) fastmail.fm
Any raster file ruins CAD drawings for any purpose other than cursury
studies. PDF isn't much use for scaling, but the line work is reproduced
correctly. PDF is a compromise. JPEG is a bad choice.
BTW I have included 'yardsticks' in the template diagrams. If your printout
comes out to the wrong size you can photocopy to correct dimensions. Use a
pair of calipers to determine how much your printout is out of scale. I
printed a copy of the angled car templates on my BJC 210 printer. The 41'
yardstick prints out at 40' 11". Pretty close and the lines are nice and
clean. I am happy with the results. If you don't like them, feel free not to
use them :-).
Not to worry, I'm not alone when I say that I love PDF for reasons of
clarity and the ability to zoom in without things "fuzzing up" on you.
Jpegs of course, do tend to have their limitations unless you've put a
high-res scan or image onto a 2400 dpi mat, and then, you're stuck with
a ridiculous file size depending on the amount of compression you're using.
Lo-res Jpg is definitely nice to quickly and easily evaluate a piece of
work with, but not use to it's fullest extent. Oh, this could go on and
on...hmm, maybe it's a dial-up thing. No matter.
Good work and good job. Keep it up.
Pete in Calgary
J Barnstorf wrote:
The PDF files are not part of the displayed content on the page. There are
links to PDF files that you download. The PDF files are much cleaner than
jeg and are crisper when you zoom in. I printed pdf versions of my cad
drawings and they are much cleaner than jpg renditions. I don't want to put
tcw files up for two reasons. One of which is that if I do so then you need
a cad package to use them. PDF is readily distributable. My target audience
is people who will use the drawings to create models, not just view them
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