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solidworks will not save to pdf

Posted on 2010-08-17
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Last Modified: 2013-12-04

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.
Question by:KenBlessing
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Expert Comment

by:Orion Newman
ID: 33459150
How large is the solid works file that you are trying to convert? It may be running out of memory.

Expert Comment

ID: 33459756
Do you have any other pdf "printers" software installed that could be interfering with Solidworks own pdf printer river?

Expert Comment

by:Orion Newman
ID: 33478594
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.

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Expert Comment

ID: 33742646
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.

Expert Comment

ID: 33867874
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.

Accepted Solution

KenBlessing earned 0 total points
ID: 33886548
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.

Author Comment

ID: 33886563
how do i close this question now?

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35135900
none of the other suggestion fixed the issue.  In the end we did a full system rebuild.

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