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How to convert Autocad in Freehand...

How to convert Autocad in Freehand...

How to convert Autocad in Freehand...

(OP)
Hi,
  
  I posted a similar question in the Photoshop forum, because one or the other or both should work in some combination, so I ask...how do you convert Autocad drawings with Freehand into a format that is compatible with Quark? I've tried different things with both Freehand and Photoshop, but only on a few drawings does it actually work, the others still look all pixelated and generally bad. Is there a method that would work for every drawing that I just do not know? Any help would be graciously appreciated....

Thanks,
misirlou

RE: How to convert Autocad in Freehand...

Are you looking to send out a rasterized image of what you did in AutoCad?

RE: How to convert Autocad in Freehand...

1. Open in AutoCad
2. Print to file
3. Distill with Acrobat Distiller
4. In Acrobat export to .eps
5. Voila.

If you don't have AutoCad: Corel has a .dwg import filter.
Then you can export to .eps for Quark

RE: How to convert Autocad in Freehand...

(OP)
Thanks, polda. I will try that, as this is still a problem I am grappling with. I've been using Corel 9 to do the imports, but the computer I've been using has been upgraded to Corel 10, which still imports the .dwg files, but does it in a way that I can't figure out...it disorts the drawings and I (along with some other people who can't figure it out either) have not been able to overcome whatever it is that the upgraded version does to them.

Either way, I will try the PDF route. I've been copying and pasting some of them from Word documents, but that doesn't seem to work with all of them, plus it lists them under the Usage in Quark as a "static object" or "embedded object" as opposed to a file name, and sadly...I haven't figured out what that means or what possible repercussions it could have when collecting for output. If you or anyone else knows anything about that whole subject...that would be great.

But anyway, thanks again!
misirlou

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