How do you import them into FrameMaker? Do you link or what!
"Art Campbell" <art.campbell at gmail.com> Sent by: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com 03/11/2008 03:47 PM To "Linda G. Gallagher" <lindag at techcomplus.com> cc framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject Re: PDFs as graphics and graphics out of SolidWorks I just ended a year-long gig that included this, and the workflow we developed was: 1. Get the free Solidworks viewer application. (There's a free explorer tool that's also useful.) 2. From the Viewer, print the Solidworks file to an Acrobat printer instance to create a PDF using the appropriate job options (high quality print, press quality) . 3. When the PDF opens in Acrobat, optimize the file, but go easy on the compression and downsampling. This is the key task to reduce the file size & bloat. I don't think it would work as well on a PDF produced directly from 4. Import into FM. I don't have any idea if Acrobat 6 is up to the task. We used 7 pro, and migrated to 8 pro and then 8 3D. So that would be the component I'd upgrade. Art On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 6:21 PM, Linda G. Gallagher <lindag at techcomplus.com> wrote: > Framers, > > FM 7.0 > Acrobat 6.0 > Win XP > > I appreciated all the help a couple of weeks ago on text insets and > scripting. Now I have new questions related to a new client that is using > SolidWorks CAD to create graphics for me to use in FM. > > So far I've tried importing graphics saved from SolidWorks as .tif at 50 dpi > (was the default) and 600 dpi. Neither looked good after I created a PDF > from the FM file. I've asked him to save at 150 and 300 dpi, but don't have > those yet. > > My client also sent me a PDF of the graphic. When I imported that into FM > and created a PDF, the graphic looked great, but it took 8 minutes to create > the .ps file of just the one page with the one graphic and the resulting .ps > file was more than 55 MB. I envision having lots of graphics in this > document, so I don't think the PDF format is going to work that well. > > Here are my specific questions. > > - Is it common when using PDF files for graphics for the writing to .ps > process to take so long and for the resulting .ps file to be so huge? > > - Anyone have experience getting graphics from SolidWorks? I'm told the > graphic formats it can produce are .tif, .PDF, .jpg, and .dwg. > > Thanks for any advice you can offer. > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > Linda G. Gallagher > TechCom Plus, LLC > lindag at techcomplus dot com > www.techcomplus.com > 303-450-9076 or 800-500-3144 > User guides, online help, FrameMaker and > WebWorks ePublisher templates > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as art.campbell at gmail.com. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/art.campbell%40gmail.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. > -- Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. DoD 358 _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as carole_johnson at raytheon.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/carole_johnson%40raytheon.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.