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VectPDf Version 3.2 - 27th August 2012 -------------------------------------- written by Paul Venour http://sourceforge.net/projects/vectpdf/ email: VectPDF@hotmail.com VectPDF is a FREE Autolisp / Visual Lisp front-end to PSTOEDIT for AutoCAD to vectorized and insert a PDF into an open drawing without leaving AutoCAD. Works on AutoCad for Windows (32 bit and 64 bit versions). Please note: This only works with a vector PDF file. IE.) doesn't work for PDF files that contain Raster Images. It currently is for use with single page PDF files. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Load a Selected PDF file with PSTOEDIT, convert to single-line DXF, Pick Point To Insert into Drawing. DXF files can be quite large, so the program deletes the DXF after insertion to save hard drive space. This was originally a work around to enable seamless insertion of vector type PDF into AutoCAD for myself, but it's nice to share! VectPDF may be freely copied, distributed or modified under the terms of the GNU Public License (GPL).This software is provided AS-IS with no warranty, either express or implied. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- To use for the first time, load the file C:\Program Files\VectPDF\VectPDF.vlx You can do this my typing APPLOAD at the AutoCad command prompt or 'Load Application' in the menu. Then type VectPDF at the command prompt to run. The Program will run through a setup routine to make sure you have all the right things. It will prompt you if you need to install pstoedit or GPL Ghostscript (included in the EXE file). To manually install these, just go to the folder C:\Program Files\VectPDF\ and run the installer EXE's NOTES: * Install pstoedit 3.50 & GPL Ghostscript 9.04 into the default file locations or VectPDF will fail to work. * Also, the GPL Ghostscript 9.04 EXE installer (32bit or 64 bit) are not digitally signed, therfore AutoCad is unable to run the EXE from within the editor and will need to be manually installed on a 64 bit operating system. REQUIREMENTS (included):- ------------------------- PSTOEDIT 3.50 - http://www.pstoedit.net/pstoedit/ GPL GHOSTSCRIPT 9.04 - http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- LEGAL NOTICES ------------- Trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. PSTOEDIT is written by Dr. Wolfgang Glunz - wglunz35@pstoedit.com and is controlled under the Free Software Foundation GNU Public License (GPL). See PSTOEDIT documentation for further information. GPL Ghostscript by Artifex Software is distributed with the GNU General Public License. See GPL Ghostscript documentation for further information. Portable Document Format (PDF) by Adobe Systems Incorporated. AutoCAD is a trademark of Autodesk. VectPDF makes use of ProgressBar.lsp [Progress Bar R3] Created By: Terry Miller (Email: terrycadd@yahoo.com) http://web2.airmail.net/terrycad Thanks Terry!! - Great program!! (Also included as separates file) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- INSTALLATION:- -------------- 1.) Run the EXE installation file you downloaded. (Probably done since you're reading this!) 2.) Install pstoedit 3.50 (pstoeditsetup350.exe) and GPL Ghostscript 9.04 (gs904w32.exe) 3.) Open AutoCad and run the 'VectPDF.vlx' application by typing APPLOAD at the AutoCad command prompt, (or 'Load Application' from the menu) browse to the folder:- C:\Program Files\VectPDF and select 'VectPDF.vlx' & click 'Load'. 4.) Type 'VectPDF' to run the program or click the icon on the loaded menu. NOTE: It could run from an Intellicad based CAD package, however you will have to import a PGP file required to quietly run external applications silently. In any case, a VLX file is AutoCad specific, so feel free to play with the lisp source code. If someone does so, I'd appreciate it if they could send me their code and instructions so I could add it to Sourceforge. Thanks! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- VectPDf Release Notes: ---------------------- VectPDf Version 3.2 (27th August 2012) ; * Bug fix for installation routine VectPDf Version 3.1 (13th August 2012) * Windows 64 Bit Compatibility. * Changed to use pstoedit 3.50 instead of 3.60 to avoid having to install Visual C++ distrubutions. (I had issues installing the 64 bit version of pstoedit 3.60 - (0xc000007b) and MSVCR100.dll errors). * Changed PGP search & edit function - AutoCad 2008 onwards had issues with the previous version. * Tested on Autocad 2000 (32 bit) & Autocad 2011 (64 bit), so should work for all other releases. Version 2.03 (7th March 2012) - Added self installation encompassing:- * Auto PGP file modification * Installation of pstoedit 3.60 (if required) * Installation of GPL Ghostscript 9.04 (if required) * Autoload MNU menu file * Auto add to AutoCad Support File Search Path * EXE download file - Added graphical Progress Bar to give you something to look at while wait. Version 1.7 (4th March 2012) - Minor tweak to speed up processing Version 1.6 alpha (12th November 2011) Original Release
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