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Thanks for visiting Method. I'm Evan Troxel and it's my goal to make architectural designers worth more. I am passionate about great architecture and design and I know the world needs more of it. 

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With more and more of the world going paperless all the time, Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) has taken over much of the architecture and construction industry as the preferred file format for sharing drawings. In fact, many estimators and contractors that I work with don't have the ability to work with anything else. I'd love to just give them my BIM file but that's another rant for another time. For some of us, this could mean having to purchase (or subscribe to) the Adobe Creative Cloud to get Acrobat Pro or buy Bluebeam to be able to create PDF's. Granted, these professional programs allow you to do much more than simply create PDF's, but the cost of entry is fairly high.

There is an alternative. I've recently found a free open source PDF printer that solves a few problems called PDFwriter for Mac. Click through to see the tutorial.


Make yourself worth more with these:

Easy-to-use presets for photo-real 3d grass and plants for SketchUp, FormZ & Bonzai3d with Maxwell Render.

Easy-to-use presets for photo-real 3d grass and plants for SketchUp, FormZ & Bonzai3d with Maxwell Render.

Take your architectural renderings to the next level with these Artlantis video tutorials for exterior and interior imagery. 

Take your architectural renderings to the next level with these Artlantis video tutorials for exterior and interior imagery. 


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