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G.A. Ewen
03-01-2004, 04:52 PM
John, how do you post drawings on the BBS like the one that you posted a few days ago on ball turning?

John Stevenson
03-01-2004, 08:29 PM
Sorry George,
No secret to that as it was a page from a book scanned in and posted as a picture just like the rest of the jpg's published here.

You can post a drawing from a CAD system as a picture if your program supports save as .bmp, .emf or similar
This drawing was imported into Turbocad as a DXF file, ignore the wrong sized text, Turbocad has problem with this. It was than saves as an EPS file, taken into paintshop pro and converted to a jpg.
Quality isn't great as I have reduced it in size to save bandwidth.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stevenson.engineers/lsteve/files/mirror.jpg

John S.

G.A. Ewen
03-02-2004, 12:32 AM
Thanks John. I will give it a try sometime.

Bruce Griffing
03-02-2004, 12:45 AM
I use a shareware program I purchased that will convert DXF's directly to a number of formats. It works well. The name is Able Graphic Manager. I have no connection with them.

Peter S
03-02-2004, 07:43 PM
The company I work for sometimes has to send drawings to customers who don't have Autocad, Solidworks etc.
They send the drawings as a pdf, the software is free, should find it here.

http://www.pdf995.com/index.html