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Creating PDF’s from DWG’s without AutoCAD!

“How many times have you gotten a DWG file from some where and needed to view, collaborate, mark up, or print it and didn’t have AutoCAD or a proprietary viewer to use. Well Acrobat 8 Professional and Acrobat 3D version 8 handles that for you by creating a feature rich PDF without having AutoCAD on your system.” – Tim Huff

A very good little tutorial on how this is done by Tim Huff. I know Tim and he is very sharp guy. He has many tricks up his sleeve. Tim has helped my firm (HMC Architects) get up to speed on the Acrobat line of products.

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Thanks Tim!

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#1 Comment By shaan.hurley On September 4, 2007 @ 12:01 PM

Ahhh but DWF was designed for design drawings not just text and refitted. I use PDF for what it was designed for, text documents but always cringe while waiting for it to load or seeing what resources it uses in the background.

There is no need for a viewer with FreeWheel and DWF so you get the small file size and speed and nothing to install. You can also publish to DWF without AutoCAD using the free Autodesk Design Review.