Jump to content

Recommendations for .dwg to .pdf converter programs?


Recommended Posts

I am wanting some advice about programs to convert... well, you saw the thread title, no? What's good, free, bad, costly; what do you like? Don't write, go to this or that link or download this or that program, please I want some anecdotes. Show me some nuggets of truth, yea?

Many Thanks!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you've got AutoCAD then you've already got what you need. Just print using the "dwg to pdf" driver. It will print to pdf file for you and your layers will all transfer as well. Using the right PDF reader, even the free ones, will let you turn on and off layers in the PDF reader.


Now if you want to convert pdf to dwg by scanning it in, that's a whole nother kind of smoke. And even the best stuff out there leaves a lot to be desired, but it does work if you've got the $$$ to spring for it. The new AutoCAD Design Suite has this built-in but it's comes at an added cost to the AutoCAD price.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Treeheart


A while ago, i was having issues generating PDFs from within autoCAD 2013. 1 specific DWG i had just would not co-operate. It was suggested on here that I install cute PDF writer which, once installed can be selected in the printer/plotter drop down menu. it worked like a charm.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...