Frequent tipster Leonid Nemirovsky shares a trick to inserting signatures into an AutoCAD file.
"To create an engineering stamp with a signature for AutoCAD, follow these steps:
- Create a stamp in AutoCAD without the signature.
- Print it out in proper scale on bond (paper).
- Have the engineer sign it.
- Scan it to PDF.
- Convert the PDF file back to AutoCAD.
For the last step, you'll need one of many converter programs on the market. Just search for them on the Internet; they are not very expensive and usually you can try them out for 15-30 days before you choose one for your company."
Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: Be careful with this — once your signature is captured digitally, anyone can apply it! Regardless, being able to print out your signature instead of having to sign hundreds of sheets is a nice option to have. Make sure the municipality you are submitting to will accept it. You don't have to convert the PDF to an AutoCAD object type; AutoCAD can reference the PDF of the signature just like a DWG file.