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Free Autocad To PDF Convetor

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    Anybody got any advice on where to get one?
    Basically i want to convert some drawings to PDF, so i can email them to another person and they can print to scale.

    thanks.

    Autocad 2012
    Windows 7 OS.


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  • AutoCad has a built in function for that.
    Just open the drawing in AutoCad, then plot/print, then under the printer/plotter in the "name" drop down box should be an option "dwg to pdf.pc3" or similar. Click OK, select destination folder for PDF output file. Viola.

    Edit: can also use "export" function to export to pdf.




  • Jacovs wrote: »
    AutoCad has a built in function for that.
    Just open the drawing in AutoCad, then plot/print, then under the printer/plotter in the "name" drop down box should be an option "dwg to pdf.pc3" or similar. Click OK, select destination folder for PDF output file. Viola.

    Edit: can also use "export" function to export to pdf.

    was trying to use the inbuilt one but it keeps cropping my paper space for some reason. Also im using the student version so get mega "student edition" stamps on it :(




  • Whoever is marking the drawings or advising on the drawings wont mind student edition if that's what they are being used for.




  • kceire wrote: »
    was trying to use the inbuilt one but it keeps cropping my paper space for some reason. Also im using the student version so get mega "student edition" stamps on it :(

    I use Bullzip

    simple to use




  • PrimoPDF is a good pdf free pdf converter.

    When I used the student version i used to print with a large margin and then crop the actual drawing out afterwards using a PDF tool.


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  • f1dan wrote: »
    PrimoPDF is a good pdf free pdf converter.

    When I used the student version i used to print with a large margin and then crop the actual drawing out afterwards using a PDF tool.

    I use primo or nitro PDF maker. However there is a setting to change from A4 to whatever size you require. Otherwise printing an A4 PDF blown up to A2 makes it look very bad.




  • cutepdf is what I use. Plot the drawing and use cutepdf as your plotter. It free as well




  • http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/
    you can change the defaults so the pdf uses the filename

    check the dpi and set the paper size to A0 or whatever




  • cutepdf is what I use. Plot the drawing and use cutepdf as your plotter. It free as well

    Ditto.
    have zero complaints as its incredibly easy to install & use.
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