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How do I present color in PDF on Android tablets and slower computers.
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* January 06, 2018, 11:03:57 PM
I really am very fond of Turbo Cad,  but I need to present drawings to the factory easy to understand.   Color is much needed and in Android and Other readers in PDF.   The turbo cad Files are too huge for fast rotation on most computers.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2018, 09:52:47 AM by Jarjuna »

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* January 07, 2018, 02:06:15 AM
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I use TurboPDF to create excellent quality pdf files. What I see on screen is what I get in the pdf output. There are numerous benefits with TurboPDF, the pdf printer output works seamlessly with tcw. Too numerous paper sizes and configured options.

Tip decide on your paper size and setup a template then the rest is easy.

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* January 07, 2018, 09:57:29 AM
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I am using the latest version of TurboCad pro platinum. 2017.    I tried to use PDF and it is always GRAY, not in color when I send drawings to the factory.  The color is important in PDF or any system that can use less bandwidth less file size so that an Android or Ipad or slow PC can see the images, rotate them and view them in color.

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* January 07, 2018, 11:03:47 AM
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I am using the latest version of TurboCad pro platinum. 2017.    I tried to use PDF and it is always GRAY, not in color when I send drawings to the factory.  The color is important in PDF or any system that can use less bandwidth less file size so that an Android or Ipad or slow PC can see the images, rotate them and view them in color.

I'm trying to stay out of discussions regarding more-recent versions of TurboCAD than I have, but as long as I don't try to offer solutions, we should be okay.  The questions I can see for you that should be answered:
  • What method are you using to "use PDF"?
  • If using the Print command, are you setting to Grayscale?
  • Are you referring to just 2D schematic-type drawings (which may include 2D displays of 3D views)?  Or are you sending 3D drawings to the factory, that they can orbit, examine, set render types, etc.
  • If sending PDF of the actual 3D model is your intent, have you tried the "Save As..." [PDF3D-- Adobe 3D Portable Document Format]

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Alvin Gregorio
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January 07, 2018, 05:12:00 PM
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I am using the latest version of TurboCad pro platinum. 2017.    I tried to use PDF and it is always GRAY, not in color when I send drawings to the factory.

Attached are PNG and PDF versions of an earring design I am working on.  As you will see after downloading and viewing the PDF, the colors are seemingly identical, regardless of the device you use.

If not, the problem could be the PDF viewer you are using.  To resolve that, we would need to know more about your equipment.


Jeff



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* January 07, 2018, 08:17:52 PM
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I found this 3D building in color on grabcad.com  It opens and rotates in 3D with color.  This is what I want to be able to send to the factory, or something like  it. 

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* January 07, 2018, 10:26:08 PM
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Yes, TurboCAD 2017 Platinum can save a file to 3D PDF that contains pen colors and/or materials.

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January 08, 2018, 09:39:05 AM
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Yes, TurboCAD 2017 Platinum can save a file to 3D PDF that contains pen colors and/or materials.

John,

    how does this work?
    Saving a file for me, with TurboCAD PP 2017, results in none of the materials being saved.
    I viewed the saved file using Acrobat Pro DC.

Regards Tim
« Last Edit: January 08, 2018, 09:40:41 AM by Tim Stewart »

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* January 08, 2018, 10:35:45 AM
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Attached is what i got with your file, but i think to remember something about that it not work in the "cloud" version, can be wrong, or maybe there is a setting you need to adjust ??
I open it in a "normal" free Adobe reader

Torfinn

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* January 08, 2018, 11:19:12 AM
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Yes, TurboCAD 2017 Platinum can save a file to 3D PDF that contains pen colors and/or materials.

John,

    how does this work?
    Saving a file for me, with TurboCAD PP 2017, results in none of the materials being saved.
    I viewed the saved file using Acrobat Pro DC.

Regards Tim

First, I believe you need LightWorks for Materials in a 3D PDF, though I could be wrong.
For "patterned" materials, you need an "image" file and I used the "UV" Wrapping mode. I think some of the other Wrapping modes may work.
The material for the "Wall" worked in a Wall Style, but the Roof material had to be applied in the "3D" section. It wouldn't work as a "Top" material in the PDF.

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January 08, 2018, 01:31:15 PM
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Torfinn & John,

    thank you for both your replies - very interesting.

    Naively, I thought it will be just a matter of saving a file with pen colours and materials intact.
    Yes, the materials were/are LightWorks derived.

    I only looked at this, as a matter of interest.
    Obviously, there is like a lot more to it, than meets the eye!

Regards Tim

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* January 08, 2018, 05:31:04 PM
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I found this 3D building in color on grabcad.com  It opens and rotates in 3D with color.  This is what I want to be able to send to the factory, or something like  it.

Okay.  That answers my question-#3.  What about my question-#4: "If sending PDF of the actual 3D model is your intent, have you tried the "Save As..." [PDF3D-- Adobe 3D Portable Document Format]".
-Alvin

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Alvin Gregorio
(mostly Residential Architectural 2D; no formal CAD Training; intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 [ver6.5])
---TurboCAD: V20.2PP(57.0)[as of 3/12/15]; V19DL(54.2); V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)