solidworks will not save to pdf


solidworks 2006 will not save to a pdf.
I get an pdf Error, get printer step 101.
i click ok and it goes about halfway through the conversion and then after 5 min or so it error out with an unexpected error has occured.

other programs can save to pdf with no problems.
KenBlessingAsked:
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Orion NewmanDirector of Data ServicesCommented:
How large is the solid works file that you are trying to convert? It may be running out of memory.
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the_scotsman_Commented:
Do you have any other pdf "printers" software installed that could be interfering with Solidworks own pdf printer river?
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Orion NewmanDirector of Data ServicesCommented:
another thought might be to install a secondary pdf printer such as primopdf (it's free) and try converting it using the other pdf application instead.

www.primopdf.com

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victorusCommented:
I agree with Scottsman and Orion. My best PDF solution for every CAD program has been PDF995. It uses very little memory, creates a very compact PDF file, and never times out.
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piyush_soniCommented:
I think CutePDF is a really good program for doing that, and it's free. (No, I'm not related to this software in anyway), I have just always seen its printouts matching exactly with the real printer, so it is reliable.
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KenBlessingAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for you suggestions.  I tried the cutepdf and the a few others to no end.  The problem has been fixed but only with an entire system rebuild.  The more we worked on this problem the worse the system got and eventualy other things stopped working.
Sorry for the slow resonce on this.
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KenBlessingAuthor Commented:
how do i close this question now?
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KenBlessingAuthor Commented:
none of the other suggestion fixed the issue.  In the end we did a full system rebuild.
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