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#1 Antonello

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 12:45 PM

Hi all
My name is Antonello and I'm a teacher of Technical Drawing in an High School.
I downloaded yesterday nanoCAD free version, as I'm looking for a free program that I could suggest to my students.
It seems a very nice program with excellent features.
So I started to work with an exixting drawing but, when I went to print it I've seen that it was impossible to print a pdf with an A0 size, using "Microsoft printing to pdf". I've tried to change the size but at no avail.
I'd like to know if this is due to my insufficient knowledge of the program or this is due to a setting that limits the size of the printings that are possible with the free version.
With thanks
Antonello

#2 Hellen_V

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 01:28 PM

Hello Antonello,

maybe it is restriction of Microsoft printer? nanoCAD 5 should print with any size, try another PDF printer.
If you plan to use nanoCAD for teaching, we can provide you and your class free educational license for nanoCAD Plus. Contact Support Center support@nanocad.com for more information.
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#3 Antonello

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 02:37 PM

Thank you very much for the kind reply.

Yes, as I stated, I'd like to use nanoCAD 5 for my teaching lessons in an "Istituto Tecnico per Geometri" ( a School for Surveyors) and suggest to my students to use it for their homeworks in their home PCs. I will surely contact the Support center to get a copy of nanoCad Plus, should this be possible.

Of course I want my students to print their drawings as PDF, so I can evaluate their designs directly on the screen of my PC, and so avoiding an unnecessary waste of paper and ink and, being the objects represented mostly buildings,often in a 1/50 scale, an A0 dimension is far from rare.

I do not really think that this is a problem due to Microsoft printer to PDF, as I use it with other CAD programs, but I will explain later my procedure so that someone could eventually find my error(s).

Cheers for now

Antonello

#4 Antonello

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 06:57 PM

Starting with this drawing, a mm is 1 unit, the green lines are 1189 u x 841 u

https://i.lensdump.com/i/AAXFfM.jpg

Internal pdf plotter is not supported by free version

https://i.lensdump.com/i/AAXbYe.jpg

Trying to use Microsoft print to pdf, but A= is not preset

https://i.lensdump.com/i/AAXx2k.jpg

so I tried to add a customized paper size

https://i.lensdump.com/i/AAXyCx.jpg

I try to add a paper format

https://i.lensdump.com/i/AAX5SH.jpg

but nothing happens...

https://i.lensdump.com/i/AAb2pK.jpg

#5 Hellen_V

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 11:18 AM

nanoCAD 5 doesn't support Internal PDF printer, but you can download any free. Bullzip, for example.
Try nanoCAD Plus 10: https://nanocad.com/products/plus/ - it is free for trial one month period.

Send me message to Support Center about educational licenses.
Go for nanoCAD Plus 10 now!
New interface, improved and accelerated drawing process, support for dwg2018 format. You will like new version!
Free trial license is available here: https://nanocad.com/.../plus/download/

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#6 Antonello

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 11:34 AM

Thank you so much for your most kind reply Hellen_V
I will surely apply for educational licenses.





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