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How to convert a DWG file to PDF without AutoCAD?

A - answer The most reliable way to print/plot a DWG drawing to PDF without AutoCAD is to use the free Autodesk DWG TrueView viewer/converter. DWG TrueView 2007 (and 2008 and higher) supports also plotting to the PDF format (just select the printer/plotter: "DWG to PDF.pc3").

So you don't need to buy or download any special CAD utility anymore...

Autodesk DWG TrueView can be downloaded e.g. from

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13.4.2006    78103x   FAQ  
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See also:
Tip 10461:Unattended DWG plotting and PDF publishing without AutoCAD.
Tip 10301:How to export PDF with hyperlinks from AutoCAD?
Tip 10279:Which formats can be exported from configured models in Configurator 360?
Tip 10182:How to create a PDF file from DWG without AutoCAD?
Tip 9884:Wrong color on monochrome DWG prints from AutoCAD Mechanical.

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