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Hi Bill:

We're back in business...wait...AutoCAD is not responding after installing maintenance of a popular *.dwg to *.pdf conversion utility.

Using drop down "file" menu: "new" & "open" does not work, plus it locks up AutoCAD.  Bad news, totally unexpected;  alas Carol probably had nothing to do with it!  Computer runs sluggish, too.

Good to see you're hanging tough...hope you can help.

Very truly yours,


If you don't already have a DWGtoPDF.pc3 file like all newer versions have, then use PDF995.  It is a mock printer that when you install it, it becomes a "printer" in your Windows system to which you can send to print from any application.  Then from that use PLOTTERMANAGER in AutoCAD to create a PC3 file that will use the so-called printer.  Free to download, free to use:

Uninstall that other garbage and use CCLEANER to clean up your computer afterwards.
For antivirus I use AVG Free.
Read carefully when you download and install these programs.  They try to hook you into "trials" and then want your credit info  :D
Go free only.  Scan often with both.



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Bill DeShawn


I can address all 2-D questions and some 3-D questions. I do programming in AutoLISP if it doesn`t involve solid modeling. I can also address menu customization issues and can help you find answers to questions I can`t answer by taking your question directly to Autodesk via their newsgroups.


I used to do electronic and mechanical design for a flat panel monitor manufacturer, and now I do architectural drafting for an architect. I did and do AutoLISP and menu customization and take pride in making my lisp routines to do the work exactly the way the client likes them done.

I had a routine published in CADENCE magazine (no longer in publication and taken over by CADALYST). Some of my routines are published on my website at

Certified completion of AutoCAD courses, AutoCAD employment experience since 1992

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