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EPS Output Different in R2000 and Above

By Elise Moss
I didn't know this, but apparently how AutoCAD manages eps files changed when you went from R14 to AutoCAD2000/i/2002. For those users who use AutoCAD to create silkscreen artwork, this can be problematic.

Autodesk has the following suggestions for users creating eps files with AutoCAD2000/i/2002:

Instead of using the EXPORT command to create a file in EPS format, set up a "plotter" configuration using the 'PostScript device HDI driver', and then plot the drawing to a file. The resulting file will be an EPS file.

You can adjust line widths as you can with a pen or inkjet plotter to obtain better quality or "plotter-like" output.


In AutoCAD Release 14, when plotting truetype text with TEXTFILL set to 0, the lineweight of the text outline was determined by the pen assignment specified in the Plot dialog box. In AutoCAD 2000, the lineweight assigned to the text object or assigned in the plot style table has no effect on the text outline.


The outline lineweight of the unfilled truetype text in AutoCAD 2000 is determined by the setting of the LWDEFAULT system variable. To set this variable, type LWDEFAULT on the command line, or select the Tools menu > Options, then choose the Lineweight Settings button on the User Preferences tab.

Note: The outline lineweight of unfilled truetype text will not display in the plot preview, only in the printed output.

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