Dwg To Pdf.pc3 Driver Download

I've used the Adobe, Foxit, and Bluebeam drivers. These days I stick to dwg to PDF.pc3. I would like to hear arguments on why one is better than the other. I will add that I will never use the Foxit PDF driver again after it took a dump on my Revit set.

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As the near ubiquitous electronic plotting format, chances are more than one client has asked you for a PDF version of your drawing. Although more robust PDF tools certainly exist, the DWG to PDF.pc3 driver that’s included with AutoCAD is more than sufficient for many users. By default, the out-of-the-box PDF driver includes the layer information from your drawing. When the resulting PDF is opened in an application like Adobe Reader, users see a list of layers as shown below, which also allows the viewer of your PDF to turn layers on or off.

Although the default PDF driver includes this information, creating a custom PC3 file provides the ability to disable this feature if you prefer. Here’s how:

  1. Choose Manage Plotters from the Application Menu. This will open the Plotters directory on your computer.
  2. Click the Add-A-Plotter Wizard shortcut within the Plotter directory. The Add Plotter dialog opens.
  3. Click Next from the Add Plotter – Instruction Page to begin the wizard.
  4. The Begin page of the wizard allows you to designate where to install the new plotter from. The default PDF driver included with AutoCAD is available by selecting My Computer. Click Next to continue to the Plotter Model page.
  5. From the Plotter Model page of the wizard select Autodesk ePlot (PDF) as the Manufacturer, and DWF to PDF as the Model.
  6. Click Next three times to advance to the Plotter Name page. From this page, enter a name for your plotter. In the example below I’ve used the name DWG to PDF no Layers.
  7. Click Next to advance to the Finish page. From the Finish page, click the Edit Plotter Configuration button. The Plotter Configuration Editor dialog opens.
  8. Navigate to the Custom Properties node within the Plotter Configuration editor, and then select the Custom Properties button. The DWG to PDF Properties dialog opens.
  9. Uncheck the Include Layer Information checkbox under the Additional Output Setting group. Click OK to save your changes. The DWG to PDF Properties dialog is dismissed, and the Plotter Configuration dialog displays.
  10. Click OK to dismiss the Plotter Configuration dialog, and then click the Finish button within the Add Plotter dialog.

At this point you have created a new PC3 configuration that will allow you to generate PDF’s from AutoCAD without layer information. To use this plotter, simply open the PLOT command, and select your newly created from the list of Printers/Plotters. Mario kart 8 registration code free download.

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This tutorial shows how to use novaPDF to convert an AutoCAD dwg file to a PDF document (with or without having AutoCAD installed). The conversion is done through a PDF printer driver such as novaPDF. If you do not have novaPDF installed, use the Download page to download and install it.

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  • Convert DWG to PDF using SolidWorks eDrawings

AutoCAD is a CAD (Computer Aided Design) software application for 2D and 3D design and drafting, developed by Autodesk. Converting DWG to PDF is a practical way to share your drawings with other people, without them needing to install AutoCAD. By having novaPDF installed you can easily convert DWG to PDF documents by pressing the Plot/Print button and choosing novaPDF as the printer.

novaPDF has some particular features that make it suitable for converting DWG to PDF:

  1. PDF watermarks. You can add automatically a text/image watermark (copyright notice, logo, …) to your converted drawing.
  2. PDF security. If your drawing contains sensitive information, novaPDF lets you convert the DWG file to a password protected pdf. This way only recipients that know the password can view its content.
  3. PDF merge. You can convert your drawing to a PDF, and after that you can merge the PDF with other documents (for instance if you need to add a price quote from a Word document, you can print the Word document via novaPDF to the PDF that contains your drawing – they will be automatically merged).
  4. Email PDF automatically. After converting your drawing to a PDF using novaPDF, you can also email it to other users automatically without having to open separate e-mail programs. To view a detailed tutorial on how to setup novaPDF to convert and send your documents, read Convert and send PDF via E-mail

Convert DWG to PDF using AutoCAD

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To convert your DWG file to PDF from AutoCAD:

  1. Open AutoCAD and click on the Autocad logo button then Open (or press Ctrl+O), browse for the dwg file you want to convert to PDF and click Open
  2. You can print to PDF either from the Model view (your working area) or by using a predefined Layout. Click on the Autocad logo then Print (or press Ctrl+P) and configure your printing options:
    a. In the Plot Area select what you want to convert : Display, Window, Layout or Extents
    b. Choose your paper type from the Paper size dropdown list and in the Plot Scale section select the scale of the printed drawing from the dropdown list
  3. From the Printer/plotter section select novaPDF
  4. Before converting the dwg file you can customize AutoCAD's printing settings from the Properties button. To customize novaPDF's printing settings, click on Properties->Custom Printing options from the Plot window
  5. Click on OK and choose a location where you want the PDF file saved

Convert DWG to PDF using Autodesk TrueView

DWG TrueView is a free application from Autodesk which allows users to view and plot AutoCAD DWG and DXF files, and to publish these same files to the DWF file format.

To convert your DWG file to a PDF:

  1. In DWG TrueView click on the TrueView logo then Open. Browse for the DWG file you want to convert to PDF and click Open.
  2. You can print either from the Model view or by using a predefined Layout. Click the TrueView logo then Print and from the Plot-Model window configure your printing options:
    a. Choose the Paper size from the dropdown list
    b. In the Plot area select what you want to convert: Display, Extents, Limits, View or Window
    c. In the Plot scale section choose the scale to use for printing the drawing
  3. Click on OK and choose a location to save the PDF file.

Convert DWG to PDF using SolidWorks eDrawings

eDrawings is a free software from SolidWorks, allowing users to view and print DWG, DXF aside the proprietary SolidWorks files. NOTE: eDrawings currently is compatible only with Windows 7 and Windows 10, it's not compatible with other versions.

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To convert a DWG format to PDF using eDrawings:

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  1. Click on the eDrawings logo then on Open (or press Ctrl+O), browse for the DWG file you want to convert to PDF, select it and click Open
  2. Click on the eDrawings logo then on the Print icon that shows under it (or press Ctrl+P) and from the Printer section choose novaPDF
  3. If needed, adjust novaPDF's settings using the Properties button and set custom printing options.
  4. Click OK and select a location to save the PDF file

This tutorial shows how to convert DWG files to PDF documents using novaPDF with AutoCAD, Autodesk TrueView, SolidWorks eDrawings and Volo View. If you have suggestions on how to improve this article add a comment or rate it.


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