Export AutoCAD file to PDF – The most quick and the newest way 2021

Export AutoCAD file to PDF – The most quick and the newest way 2021

Hello everyone,
Today, we will introduce 3 very simple methods to Export AutoCAD file to PDF (Export CAD file to PDF, Print CAD file to PDF).

Method 1: Use Print command (Plot) in CAD

To print AutoCAD drawing to PDF file, you carry out the following steps:

Step 1: You press Ctrl+P to print drawing.
Step 2: You select printer of “DWG to PDF.pc3” as the picture

Export AutoCAD file to PDF

Step 3: Select the area to print, set up lines… as printing normal drawing
Step 4: Name for pdf file you want to export.
Therefore, you exported CAD to PDF successfully. Evaluate advantage and disadvantage:

  • Advantage: quickly manipulate because it is integrated in CAD
  • Disadvantage: Each PDF file contains only one drawing.

Method 2: Use function of Export file to change DWG file to PDF file

We would like to guide you to use function of Export to PDF as follows:
Step 1: You select menu AutoCAD ==> Export ==>PDF as the below picture:

Export AutoCAD file to PDF

Step 2: Select the place to save PDF file after exporting:
Step 3: Wait until the notice “Plot and Publish Job Complete” appears. You go to the path at step 2 and open PDF file to check.

When the notice like this appears, AutoCAD exported to PDF
When the notice like this appears, AutoCAD exported to PDF

Evaluate advantage and disadvantage

  • Advantage: quickly manipulate because it is integrated in CAD
  • Disadvantage: All AutoCAD files are exported to a PDF file. You cannot select the area to print (Plot area) as Print command at method 1.

Method 3 (the best one): Use PDF Factory to print CAD file to PDF file

This is the new method we have just collected. We guarantee that it is quicker and more effective than all writings on Internet and more pre-eminent than 2 above methods.
As mentioned above, AutoCAD supported to print PDF in model but this function is not convenient because it is printed into separate files. In fact, the function to print CAD file to PDF file available in AutoCAD is not really convenient.
In this part, we will guide the way to export AutoCAD file to PDF file in which drawings will be together in a PDF file very convenient. Apart from that, you can number pages of PDF file.

Firstly, you download the software supporting to export AutoCAD file to PDF file at the following link (pdffactory software). Please install following to instruction in it by yourself.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ttveM000VJzn6rna8QEyp6uaFeGlRDg7/view?usp=sharing (Unzip password: Website)

After installing, you press Ctrl+P, the following picture will appears:

You select printer of pdffactory Pro, then print as normal. You select an area to print or can print by layout. Therefore, you exported CAD to PDF for the first drawing.
Next, you specify the area to print for other drawings. The software will automatically connect the drawings together with the order of the previous print and the later print as follows:

The prints will sequentially connect together. Please study more about function of number pages in this pdffactory Pro software.
To save this printed PDF file, you just need to press Ctrl+S and select the path to the folder and save it. Therefore, we guided you to export AutoCAD file to PDF file. Good luck!

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