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    Another trick that I've used with nearly any WinBlows program (on Win2000 and WinXP, others may work):

    ctrl-alt-PrintScr will capture the image of the active window to the clipboard. Open Microsoft Paint and Edit-Paste the image into Paint. You can then save it as a ".bmp" file and convert it from there.

    Some programs override this somehow. For those, Alt-PrintScr will capture the entire screen to the clipboard, which can then be pasted into Paint.

    I know it's gross, and not precisely what you're trying to do, but I've done this in a pinch a number of times just so I could show what I was seeing to someone else.

    The curse of having precise measuring tools is being able to actually see how imperfect everything is.

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    I forgot about exporting the drawing as a .bmp file and then converting it to a .jpg. (Slaps self on forehead!!!) Thanks for the suggestions, guys.

    Greg
    "The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is." Winston Churchill

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    • #3
      .dwg to .jpg conversion

      I need to convert some Autocad drawings to .jpg format so they can be posted on a bbs as an image. Is there any good free software out there that will do this? Is there another way to post a .dwg without first converting it?

      Thanks,

      Greg
      "The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is." Winston Churchill

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      • #4
        I had to "save as" a .DFX then import that to paint shop pro, then export it as a .JPG

        thats the way I have to do it.

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        • #5
          Menu choices, File then Export will allow you to create a JPG directly from autocad.
          James Kilroy

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          • #6
            I do cad-cam modeling and I use a viewing software ( 3d VIEW ) I can print from there and I am pretty sure I can save as a JPEG file. Check out 3d VIEW on the web and see if you can download a trial program.How big a file do you have? I may be able to translate to you and send it back if you wish

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            • #7
              You can save as a BMP file by using the BMPOUT command, then convert to JPG with any free file convertor.

              Phil

              PS There is a superb free file viewer called "e-drawings" which can be downloaded from the SolidWorks website

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              • #8
                You can save as a BMP file by using the BMPOUT command, then convert to JPG with any free file convertor.

                Phil

                PS There is a superb free file viewer called "e-drawings" which can be downloaded from the SolidWorks website

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                  "The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is." Winston Churchill

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                  • #10
                    paintshop pro has a good screen capture feature , Im supprised photoshop does not have that!

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                    • #11
                      Most BBS software will let you save as BMP or Gif and most decent CAD software has an export that will let you save them in either of those 2 forms.

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                      • #12
                        I've been using free software that I got here:
                        http://www.pdf995.com/pdfedit.html for producing PDF files from AutoCAD drawings that works very well.

                        Bill

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                        • #13
                          I'll 2nd the .pdf printer for drawings. You can zoom and pan around in them instead of squinting down to the last pixel. Den

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                          • #14
                            I may be wrong, here. If I am, it's because I can't see a way around it.

                            When I scan anything, be it a letter, in B&W or a photo, and try to save as a JPG in PSP, it always comes out larger than the scan, because PSP has a native res of 24 bit color. HUGE files.

                            If you wish to post these files, find some other graphics program, unless the recipient has fat pipes.

                            I have to see if Corel Draw will do better, or Adobe.

                            Cheers,

                            George

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