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Converting AutoCAD drawings into PDF files

Converting AutoCAD Drawings into PDF Files

Are you new to AutoCAD and seem to be having trouble converting files so that you’re able to share your CAD drawings with others? If so, Indovance, the marketing leading Outsource CAD company,  is here to offer you step-by-step instructions to help you convert all your AutoCAD drawings into a PDF file that’s great for sharing and saving.

Converting a CAD Drawing to a PDF File

  1. Install Adobe PDF Professional, if you haven’t already done so.
  2. Open the AutoCAD drawing that you’d like to convert. If you haven’t yet created a drawing to convert, do so at this time.
  3. Press Control+P to access the plot window.
  4. Change the plotter to Adobe PDF. If you don’t see this option, you haven’t successfully installed Adobe PDF Professional this option will not be available.
  5. Choose the paper size you need in the plot window
  6. Change the plot area option to “window”.
  7. Once changed, the plot window will temporarily disappear. When the cursor appears in it’s place, select the portion you’d like to print.
  8. Check the “center the plot” option and then click OK.
  9. Give the file a location for saving the PDF and then click OK, again.

Following these step-by-step instructions should turn your AutoCAD drawing into a PDF file that you can use and share. To make sure it was converted and saved properly, open the PDF file in the location you saved it in.

If you’re hoping to save your AutoCAD drawings in a format that is widely accepted, using PDF format is the way to go. All AutoCAD and 3D CAD files are commonly shared and used in the engineering and architectural industry with the PDF format.

Affordable Outsource CAD Drafting Services

We hope these tips for converting an AutoCAD or 3D CAD drawing into a PDF file help you with your projects! If need to outsource CAD drawings and drafting projects, contact Indovance to learn more about all the services we offer!  Indovance is an CAD outsourcing company that offers services for those needing help from our expert team of Architects, Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers and Mechanical Engineers. Don’t hesitate to contact us, today!

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