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Quick conversion of DWG files to PDF.

A - answer If you need to export an AutoCAD DWG drawing to the PDF format, you probaly use - like most AutoCAD users - plotting to a PDF pseudo-printer (Windows driver) PDF, or the more convenient direct print to the predefined "printer" DWG To PDF.pc3 available in the latest AutoCAD versions.

But you can also use a faster way (since version 2010), the EXPORTPDF command with direct entry of parameters and output of the PDF file.

For even faster solution for creating PDF files you can use the automatic publishing of a PDF version (copy) of a drawing on every save of the current DWG drawing. You can set it (since AutoCAD 2010) in the dialog Options, the Plot and publish tab - "Automatic publishing" (and the AUTOPUBLISH command). In older AutoCAD versions you can use our free utility AutoPDF.

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8.10.2010    8588x  
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See also:
Tip 10966:DWG named views as bookmarks in the published PDF.
Tip 10903:How to import an Illustrator file (.AI) into AutoCAD (.DWG)?
Tip 10759:How to publish a DWG to a PDF file without attaching "-Model" to its name?
Tip 10461:Unattended DWG plotting and PDF publishing without AutoCAD.
Tip 10301:How to export PDF with hyperlinks from AutoCAD?

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