The quickest way I found to do this is to setup an Apple Phostscript
printer, and have it print to a file.

Then use www.ps2pdf.com to convert the PS files (make sure you name it .ps
when saving the prints) to PDFs. Worked fine so far.

You can also download ps2pdf yourself, using cygwin.

Cheers

Stephen Noftall


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Trent Bates" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2004 11:44 AM
Subject: [PEDA] Exporting to pdf or Orcad or PSpice


> I am trying to export one of my schematics to a customer.  I am using
Protel
> 99SE SP6.
>
> The customer would like it in a pdf format or an Orcad format (.DSN file
or
> something of the sort) or something they could read from PSpice.  I tried
> saving one of my schematics as an Orcad .sch file but strange things
> happened and components went all over the place.  What is the best way to
> export the schematic.  Can Protel export to a pdf format?  I think that
> would be the easiest.  I can take screen shots but you end up loosing a
lot
> of detail with screen shots.  If I took a screen shot of the whole
schematic
> it would look pretty fuzzy when you zoomed in once it was in pdf format.
If
> I could export directly to pdf I could keep the detail.
>
> So what is the best way to communicate Protel schematics with people who
> don't have Protel?
>
>
> Trent Bates
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rene Tschaggelar [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2004 6:16 AM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Giving DXP another try...
>
> Gladly.
> -the mouse scroll for panning and zooming as well in the
>   schematic as in the pcb. I don't have to add the panning
>   in the schematic with the right mouse. That was overdue.
> -When exiting with a lot of files open, I'm asked which
>   I want to have saved.
> -renaming copper that is already there, due to a net that
>   was renamed. IN 99SE you could select the connected copper
>   and rename the net, but that left the vias, as the vias
>   were somehow not counted connected copper(!). This sort
>   of stuff works like a charm and even much better.
> -The global search & replace I like better in DXP2004 than
>   in 99SE.
> -The schematic library displays not only the symbol but
>   also the possible footprints as graphic. No, the integrated
>   libraries are not necessary. I'm still working with my
>   99SE libraries. Any new component is still made in 99SE
>   and then pulled over to DXP2004.
> -DXP2004 would allow more that the 4 footprints that 99SE
>   did for a schematic component.
> -It allows importing and saving files and projects in the
>   99SE format
> -Dimensions for example decayed into drawing primitives
>   in 99SE. They are solved much nicer in DXP2004.
> -When something is selected, the rest is dimmed.
> -plus much more ...
>
> I'm only doing schematic and manual routing, nothing else.
>
> One drawback: DXP2004 takes a lot more memory. 512Mega are
> not sufficient when running a few more applications.
> And yes the many panels require a second screen. It is
> definitely not comfortable with even a 1600x1200. Meaning
> I have a new system on the list, when the finances permit,
> perhaps next year.
>
> Rene
>
>
> Jim Monroe wrote:
>
> > Rene- I wish I could enjoy using DXP as much as I've enjoyed 99se. Maybe
> > you could elaborate about the features "you wouldn't want to miss",
> > because I haven't found them yet.
> >
> > JM
> >
> >
> >
> > At 01:02 PM 7/16/2004, Rene wrote:
> >
> >> Steve Wiseman wrote:
> >>
> >>>  I've got a project coming up which I'd like to run through DXP as a
> >>> learning project, since it's not too urgent. While I do have a huge
> >>> archive of DXP emails from [EMAIL PROTECTED], which I could no
> >>> doubt work my way through, are there any other resources out there to
> >>> help the transition? Altium seem to have completely disowned DXP on
> >>> their website - is 2004 the same thing?
> >>> I guess what I'm really hoping for is a list of really obvious things
> >>> that I'll otherwise have to learn the hard way...
> >>> Thanks for any hints, pointers, warnings, whatever :)
> >>
> >>
> >> I recently made the transition too.
> >> I also took a project that wasn't in a hurry.
> >> I admit DXP2004 is great. There are many features that I wouldn't
> >> want to miss anymore. The menues are untidy as in 99SE, meaning
> >> there are a multiple times the same pages as we were used to.
> >> Most important: before tryinging something for hours, post a
> >> question to a newsgroup, here or at altium and get the problem
> >> solved before the motivation is gone.
> >>
> >> Rene
> >> --
> >> Ing.Buro R.Tschaggelar http://www.ibrtses.com
> >> Your newsgroups @  http://www.talkto.net
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
> --
> Ing.Buro R.Tschaggelar http://www.ibrtses.com
> Your newsgroups @  http://www.talkto.net
>
>
>
>
>
>




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