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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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See also:
Tip 14075:Overview of CAD formats supported in Inventor 2025 (import/export/AnyCAD).
Tip 13977:How to publish a PDF to the same folder as a DWG drawing in AutoCAD?
Tip 13800:Visually compare 3D geometry in CAD and BIM files.
Tip 13778:How to publish several DWG drawings into one multi-page PDF?
Tip 13773:What is the maximum paper size when plotting from AutoCAD?


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