CAD Forum - tips, tricks, discussion and utilities for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and other Autodesk products []
Cesky English Deutsch
 Visitors: 4689 
Plex.Earth connects AutoCAD and Google Earth

CAD tip CAD tip # 7806:

Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

Selectable text in PDF files from AutoCAD.

A - answer How to export a drawing from DWG to PDF so that the drawing texts behave in the PDF like texts - ie. they can be selected, searched, indexed?

Just write the text using one of the TrueType fonts/styles (in the standard width). Then the classic commands EXPORTPDF, PUBLISH and PLOT will publish - using the internal AutoCAD print PDF-driver (DWG To PDF.pc3) standard "text-based" PDF files. On the contrary, texts based on SHX fonts will be exported as vectors.

See a sample PDF output from DWG

100% *  CAD 
22.2.2011    17372×  
Comments   Tell a friend

See also:
Tip 11128:How to convert lines forming a text to a text entity.
Tip 10514:PDF published from AutoCAD 2016 has rectangles displayed around texts.
Tip 10182:How to create a PDF file from DWG without AutoCAD?
Tip 7549:DEPENDS - displaying file dependencies in a DWG drawing.
Tip 7520:DWG to PDF problem in an arabic font.

Back   All CAD Tips All CAD tips&tricks

Adding diameter symbol to Inventor dimensions. « | » How to model a 3D hyperboloid?

Have we helped you? If you want to support the CAD Forum web service, consider buying one of our CAD applications, or our custom software development offerings, or donating via PayPal (see above). You may also add a link to your web - like this "fan" link: CAD Forum - tips, utilities, blocks for Autodesk products
CAD:    OS:    Categ: 
Text:  FAQ glossary   

Publish interactive 3D PDF models from AutoCAD, Inventor or Revit with Share3D More info

Please use these tips at your own risk.
CAD Studio (Xanadu) is not responsible for possible problems that may occur as a result of using any of these tips.