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How to make a PDF file from your drawing?

A - answer You can print directly (using the PLOT command) to a pseudo printer (device) "PDF Writer" or "Distiller Assistant" created by the Adobe Acrobat application (the full version, not the free 'Acrobat Reader'). Print parameters (format, colors, etc.) can be set in the same way as if you print on paper.

You can also use GhostScript to convert any postscript output from AutoCAD to a PDF format (or you can use other tools like OttoPDF, PDF995, JawsPDF, PDF-XChange, Win2PDF).

Since AutoCAD version 2007 you can plot directly to the PDF format using AutoCAD PLOT command. PDF output is also available in Inventor 2009 (and higher).

Alternatively you can publish drawings to the DWF format (Whip!). See the advantages and disadvantages of DWF vs. PDF in Tip 2027.

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4.6.2001    37807x   FAQ  
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applies to: AutoCAD · MDT · AutoCAD Architecture · Inventor ·

See also:
Tip 9998:Automatically rotate drawings plotted from Revit or other software.
Tip 9972:Create free 3D PDF output files from any CAD software.
Tip 9884:Wrong color on monochrome DWG prints from AutoCAD Mechanical.
Tip 9698:Data formats supported in Autodesk InfraWorks 360.
Tip 9654:CAD formats supported in online viewer under Autodesk 360.


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