Archive for April, 2007

Creating PDF’s from DWG’s without AutoCAD!

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How many times have you gotten a DWG file from some where and needed to view, collaborate, mark up, or print it and didn’t have AutoCAD or a proprietary viewer du jour to do it with. Well Acrobat 8 Professional and Acrobat 3D version 8 handles that for you by creating a feature rich PDF without having AutoCAD on your system.

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Eating our own dog food! Adobe goes Green!

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You’re probably saying to yourself; "ok Tim, you’ve gone off the deep end on this one. Eating your own dog food and being green go together in many ways, but for Acrobat in the AEC and EPC community, it’s not totally obvious." I love it when I get to mess with you all a little. But this will become so apparent after I explain.

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Come see us at FIATECH April 9-11!

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Hey all, are you in the Washington DC area? Come by and see me (Tim Huff) and Jonathan Bowman at the FIATECH Tech Conf.

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What is FIATECH? Well it is "The Power of Collaboration!" or put into words it is… "FIATECH provides the focus needed to leapfrog ahead with practical new technologies to support FIAPP (Fully Integrated and Automated Project Processes). As a non-profit research, development and deployment (RD&D) consortium, FIATECH offers the collaborative vehicle to fully maximize expertise, attract and leverage scarce RD&D dollars, and reduce risks."

Why is Adobe at FIATECH? That’s easy, we want to support the workflows that you all are dealing with. Being members of FIATECH, CII, and others will not only help you by getting more industry specific information into PDF files, but help us be part of the standard creation and there fore be at the fore frount of the spec delivery. Yes that is all marketing speak for "I really dig getting PDF in these workflows and love to geek out on new standards." I admit it, I love to be on the cutting edge, I’m a bleeding edge junkie! Stay tuned for reports from me and Jonathan (See his blog here) on FIATECH.

Keep some life in your life
Tim Huff
Acrobat for AEC
Adobe for the AEC and EPC Industry

Week 2 Acrobat for AEC Webinar Series

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Yep it’s that time again, tomorrow is Wed 4/4/2007 and we have another installment of Acrobat for AEC / EPC series. In this session I will talk about how to put together files from multiple different file types; from CAD, Word Processors, Spead sheets, Visio, Scanned A and D sized sheets, and many other files types including 3D. So please come by and enjoy some free Acrobat 8 Professional training. To Registar Click Here. And as alway Keep a little Life in your Life!

Thanks all
Tim Huff
Acrobat for AEC
Acorbat in the AEC and EPC Industry

Ok, Custom Dynamic Stamps, I hear ya!

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Sorry, but, I get asked this question almost every day! How do I create a custom stamp in Acrobat 8 Professional or Acrobat 3D Version 8?

How do I add my user name and date like in the standard stamps in Acrobat, or better put, How do I create a custom dynamic stamp.

 

Well, that is the million dollar question today. I was recently at one of the largest EPC firms and that question came up in every group I talked to. I feel your pain, and understand, this is a feature that we need to add to Acrobat 8 Professional and Acrobat 3d version 8 (Hopefully we can get it spec’d for Acrobat 9).

 

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