I want to get some 120mm x 42mm x 0.8mm (5" x 1.75") aluminium nameplates made (one-colour screeenprinted) and unfortunately I don't have nor do I know how to use a vectorial design program (Illustrator, etc) other than AutoCAD. I've done the artwork in DWG format and I need to do one of the two following things. (a) Export the artwork to a format that the nameplate people can use or (b) send them the dwg/dxf files, they print them out and reproduce them via photographic means.
(1) Can AutoCAD export to some sort of format they will be able to use? Is WMF a widely used format? EPS would be nice but I don't think AutoCAD will export in that.
(2) If I go for the second option, I need to solid fill the border line and the silhouette of the kanguroo so that it will print correctly. How do I do that? (or would someone be so kind and fill it for me?)
thanks for your help
Last edited by skippy; 12-08-2008 at 12:07 PM.
Go to File-Export and see the Files of type: WMF & EPS should be listed
you can Hatch using a solid fill or hatch with a pattern at a very small scale to look filled