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Autocad Pdfs rotating after sending paper space9/4
What would cause this in acad.... I did a drawing probably a year plus ago, went to publish to pdf, no errors, then i open the pdf on my desk top and the drawings are rotated 90 degs. I checked landscape vs portrait and each room is landscape. I even deleted every tab then did it again and same thing. Then, i did a plot preview and they looked fine. It was only when i put it to a pdf.
I even did a copy-clip and put the drawing into another drawing that I knew worked fine and same thing.
I'm using a pdf program called CutePDF
Use Autodesk Design Review 2013. Free download. Might be a newer version by now. Plot to dwf. Open file with ADR2013 and then publish to PDF. We do this as it allows us to publish all the layout tabs at once instead of PDF one layout at a time.
I have had this issue as well and I can't answer the question as to why it happens. I was using either Bullzip or Scansoft PDF Create when I noticed it, and since changing my method to using the capabilities built in to AutoCAD I haven't had an issue.
I have never used the process described by Michael, and it may be the best solution for older versions of AutoCAD. However, AutoCAD has had a "DWG To PDF.pc3" plotter profile built in for quite a few versions already, and more recently has added several "AutoCAD PDF.pc3" files to the list of plotter profiles you can set per layout. These do an excellent job of creating PDF files without the need for external software.
There is another option available in later releases (not sure how long, at least since 2012) if you want to set up your layouts to use a physical plotter, but also need to quickly create PDF's to submit to the client/architect. This option is the "Publish" command and has the highly useful feature of being able to plot all of the layouts in all the open drawings to either the plotter named in the page setup or to one of several electronic file types. If you use this method to create PDF files, you can choose to create either single- or multi-sheet files. I use this one all the time to create PDF files for communication purposes as well as for shop use. This is a fairly simple command to use, but here is an outline of how I use it.
In the Publish dialogue box, in the "Publish To:" drop down list, choose "PDF". Click "Publish Options...", select the folder location for the PDF file, check the boxes by "Prompt for name" and "Multi-sheet file". If it is important to be able to control layers in the final PDF file, check the box by "Include layer information", otherwise leave it unchecked. Click "OK". Back in the Publish dialogue, I have the "Automatically load all open drawings" checked, so all the layouts in all open drawings appear in the "Sheet Name" list. I review this list and change the order of the drawings as needed as well as remove the layouts that I don't want to publish. Click "Publish".
I have been happy with the clarity of the resulting PDF files and like the fact that it doesn't rely on the ability of different softwares to interact with each other.
True about newer CAD and PDFs. We are back on ACad 2006 where printing PDFs was a true pain.