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    Version: ACAD2009

    Have a bunch of DWFs (because it's smart!), but company Netbooks assigned to Techs are Linux-based...Autodesk still won't support Linux w/DesignReview and company won't use FreeWheel (proprietary info, security, etc.).

    SO, is there a FREE way to convert a DWF into a PDF, keeping the multi-sheets, and is there a way to batch convert? I'm a crybaby so I'd rather not have to go back through hundreds of DWGs to re-plot.
    (...although...I *do* get paid by the hour...!...nah...can't in good conscience not look for a smarter way!)

    Thanks, Everyone.

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    Theres tons of stuff just google some free some not, also if you used the publish command & saved your list (good idea really as if like me! how many times are you asked for the same prints) then just load up & change plotter, job done

    http://www.autodwg.com/pdf/dwf2pdf.htm

    http://www.brothersoft.com/downloads/dwf-to-pdf.html

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    Just use the Autodesk Design Review software that you use to open and view dwf's. You can print directly to pdf from your dwf.
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    AutoDesk Design Review

    http://usa.autodesk.com/design-review/

    View, markup and print DWF files. Select your PDF printer when you print and you will be good to go.
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    Aw you beat me!!!
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    Too slow.
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    Now how come I didn't know DWF print to PDF?! Sheesh...I feel like a bonehead. Now I just need to download CutePDF or something (only have Acrobat Reader)...

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
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    Hey,

    I am jumping in this discussion a bit late.

    To resume, you can convert from DWF to PDF with Autodesk Review, but then ou still need a PDF creator software as Acrobat or other?

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moriador View Post
    Hey,

    I am jumping in this discussion a bit late.

    To resume, you can convert from DWF to PDF with Autodesk Review, but then you still need a PDF creator software as Acrobat or other?

    Cheers,
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    No, you only need the DWFtoPDF to create the file. You will need a PDF viewer to view the PDF, but everyone should have a reader. Older versions of AutoCAD do not have DWGtoPDF and need separate software, but latest Design Review should. I have no idea why the OP needed CutePDF, maybe for batch conversion
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    Hi SWL,

    Thx for your reply.

    So no need for Acrobat at all? Is the PDF created within Design Review something that everybody can open? Good quality too? Important to get a nice rendition here so... Do you think using Acrobat will give better finish?

    Cheers,
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