hi to all.
recently when creating PDF files my clients say they can not visualize the dimensions.
but I can see perfectly.
Attach a PDF file, I hope you can tell me if you view it correctly.
attach the same file in JPG for comparison.
It appears that the font you are using isn't being embedded into the document. So, unless the person viewing the file has the SWIsop1 font installed it won't display properly:
If they look fine to you but your client can't see them I'm pretty sure there's a problem with your client's PDF viewer.
I think the same, I asked them to update their PDF client. but they say the problem persists.
do you have 'embed fonts' selected in the pdf export options?
I have tried activating and deactivating the embedded fonts, but apparently the client still does not display correctly.
well I get something similar.
Have you tried printing to PDF rather than save-as?
I will send it to print to PDF and see if my client still has the same problem.
can you open the PDF from your download folder and tell me if the same error is displayed?
same issue in acrobat pro
For what it's worth, I tried opening the PDF and the dimensions showed up the same for me. I'm running Acrobat XI Pro:
Same result (broken) in Acrobat X Pro.
I had the same issue when going to windows 10 with in my company. Windows 10 does not include ARIALUNI.TTF, micross.ttf, and RomanS.TTF fonts, but windows 7 had them.. And I ended up using these in my title blocks. You can download them and install them on the computer to get a readable file. The way my title blocks reacted were with *** for text in the pdf.
Try using Print to PDF with CutePDF. Save as PDF directly doesn't seem to work well for me.
You have a fun job.
I am having troubles also, need to export PDF from SW,
fonts not found in Windows 10.
Found that if I Print to PDF and change Advanced settings
to not substitute document fonts,
and keep TrueType fonts,
it works....SOMETIMES, but not always,
and so now I'm still trying to solve the font problem.
We must get this resolved, but our huge company only has SW 2015,
and upgrading only to 2017 soon,
so it's very frustrating.
thank you very much.
this problem was solved when changing to sw 2018. in effect the problem was the embedding font.
I understand why it was allowed to not embed fonts when the PDF format was created. They were concerned about file size. Well, times have changed. And, in my opinion, going forward all fonts should be embedded in all PDFs by default.
This is a very underestimated problem in my opinion. Say you work for a company and everyone has SWX installed and you are storing all of your SWX data as PDF. Years go by, SWX goes out of business, you transition to another CAD package, and BAM! You can no longer read your old PDFs. You just lost that ability because all those SWX fonts are gone. You thought you had your data saved as a PDF and were good...But those fonts were embedded. Now how do you fix it? I'm not sure. Maybe you can map those fonts to new fonts...I don't know.
I have been experimenting with mapping layers,
because our engineering dept doesn't create any layers,
so now I will look into mapping fonts?
I work with .SLDDRW files after they are created,
and must convert them to PDFs for parts books.
Just make sure that you embed the fonts when you create the PDF and you should be fine.
Then make sure all the fonts have "Embedded Subset" next to them in the PDF under Properties in Acrobat:
Checking the PDF should only need to be done a few times. And once you make sure that you have the embed fonts checked, you should be done. I would just spot check it from time to time.
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