Reading PDF - a cry for help

Joe Lewis Wilkins pepetoo at
Thu Sep 29 14:08:05 EDT 2011


I can see I'm talking to the choir. (smile) For a couple of years MD was side-tracked into Dreams before Micro-spot purchased it from IDD? Sometimes it's been a bumpy road, but I rarely have to use much of anything else. At first glance Clarify looks awesome. What is A&M Studios? A design firm?

Joe Wilkins

On Sep 29, 2011, at 10:52 AM, stephen barncard wrote:

> Joe,
> yes. MD is a great product.  It was the first piece of Mac software I ever
> purchased in 1987. In fact, for a moment in testing in a Egghead software
> store, I could have gone to either platform. I asked to see a PC product and
> MacDraft. There was no comparison.  I bought MacDraft and spec'd macs for
> A&M studios the next day.
> AutoCad for mac is already here.... FREE
> On 29 September 2011 10:40, Joe Lewis Wilkins <pepetoo at> wrote:
>> Thanks Stephen. I'll take a look at Clairfy. MD provides DWG and DXF
>> translations, but I rarely have need for them, avoiding AutoCAD like the
>> plague as I always have, though I've heard they're going to come back to the
>> Mac shortly. Maybe already. I've been a beta tester for MD for about 15
>> years.
>> Joe Wilkins
>> On Sep 29, 2011, at 10:19 AM, stephen barncard wrote:
>>> Not sure about your needs but...
>>> You can save a lot of time between MacDraft and PDFs  by using Blue
>> Mango's
>>> wonderful and fully supported "Clairfy".  Select, copy to PDF in one step
>>> with annotations available and online distribution if you want.
>>> It's FREE and highly recommended.
>>> Get Clarify HERE <>
>>> If your work includes MacDraft, you should know about the (Autocad
>> standard)
>>> DWG/DXF import and export feature. It is all plain text and human
>> readable,
>>> with point, line and position data that some of which could be turned
>> into
>>> corresponding LC commands. But it might be easier to just use Clarify.
>> It's
>>> really good.

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