Responding to Nadine, David Spreadbury wrote:

> Since you said that you have Illustrator available. Open the SolidWorks PDF
> in Illustrator. Illustrator should recognize it as a vector image.
> In Illustrator, select the objects you want and increase the line width to
> the desired thickness.
> Export it as JPEG and you should have what you are looking for.

That's the same advice I was going to offer--right up to the last step. 
Exporting to JPEG is the worst of all possible options. 

The best advice is to use the PDF directly in the FrameMaker file. Using PDF 
graphics in a FrameMaker document has almost no compromises. The graphic is 
fully scalable with no loss of quality since it is still in vector form. It 
prints perfectly, and the on-screen display is excellent (EPS prints fine, but 
uses an ugly, low-res bitmap rendering for on-screen display).

Next best would be to export to EPS, EMF, or WMF, since all of those are vector 
formats which allow the image to be rescaled witout loss of quality.

Next in line would be exporting to PNG or GIF or TIFF, all of which are raster 
image formats. These are fixed-resolution formats which do compromise 
scalability, but other than freezingf the resolution they are lossless.

Last on the list would be JPEG, which is an inherently lossy format that was 
designed specifically for *photographic* images where the properties of the 
image conceal the image degradation and artifacts that are inevitably produced 
by the format's area-based image compression algorithm. JPEG is particularly 
ill-suited for line art or images containing text because it produces artifacts 
(a kind of gray smudginess) surrounding letters in text or alongside lines in a 

-Fred Ridder

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