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Convert dwg or dxf to pdf

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chubarka

Will one of the Gurus here please give me a step by step procedure to convert a dxf, or a dwg file made in Autocad

to a pdf format.

 

thanking you,

Chubarka

 

 

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CyberAngel

You must first locate or create a plotter. Some are free to download. Install the plotter. Use that plotter to print as you would any other device. It will ask for a folder to put the PDF into.

 

If that's not enough information, ask a more detailed question.

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BIGAL

Autocad has "DWG to pdf" as a printer it should be just there in the available printers.

 

There are some good tutorials about using layouts and plotting search here 1st or Google.

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chubarka

BIGAL and CyberAngel   Thank you gentlemen!

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SLW210

If you are using AutoCAD 2007 as shown in your profile, I would suggest downloading the FREE latest version of DWGTrueView and use that to plot, I never liked the early version of the plot to PDF myself and I believe they improved it in 2016 version..

 

From Autodesk Help File AutoCAD 2007

To create a PDF file from an AutoCAD® drawing

Click File menu > Plot.

Select DWG To PDF.pc3 from the Printer/Plotter drop-down list.

Configure other settings in the Plot dialog box, if necessary.

Click OK.

Enter a name for the PDF file and save it to the desired location.

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Cad64
3 hours ago, SLW210 said:

I never liked the early version of the plot to PDF myself and I believe they improved it in 2016 version..

 

Yeah, I never liked the "dwg to pdf" either, in previous versions, but now it's my default for pdf's. It works great!

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SLW210

Yes, since version 2011, it is all I have used.

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