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ORgrown

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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KiLLiNG-TiME

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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Cad64

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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f700es

Aw you beat me!!! ;)

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Cad64

Too slow. :lol:

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ORgrown

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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Moriador

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,

M

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SLW210
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,

M

 

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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Moriador

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,

M

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Guest angelea

As long as you can print the dwg file, then many pdf creating software can be used as virtual printer to print to pdf file.

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SLW210

I do not use Acrobat for creating PDF, I use the AutoCAD DWGtoPDF and have had no complaints on quality. Any one with a PDF reader (most should have Adobe Reader) can view a PDF created by DWGtoPDF.

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Cad64
Do you think using Acrobat will give better finish?

 

Why don't you print some pdf's and see for yourself? Print using Acrobat, print using dwgtopdf, print using cutepdf or whatever other pdf software you have and then compare the results. I don't think you will see any real difference in quality between any of them but take a look and decide for yourself, and then use the one that you like best.

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Moriador

Thanks a lot for your replies guys.

 

I will try to see if differences in quality.

 

Cheers,

M

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TAQ
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.

 

I registered in this forum just to say for you thank you !

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BIGAL

An extra comment DWF to DWG posted other day simple

 

DWF to PDF

bring in to Adobe Illustrator export DWG

rescale and align all done

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