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How to Convert CAD to PDF

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A product of Autodesk, AutoCAD software is used popularly by architects, interior designers, engineers, graphic designers and others for creating 2D and 3D computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting. It was first launched in 1982 as a desktop application and its mobile web and cloud version came in 2010 as AutoCAD 360. The file format of AutoCAD is DWG, which often need to be converted to PDF for easy sharing.

PDF on the other hand is one of the most secure file formats used commonly for official and personal use, especially confidential documents. Along with that, there are many PDF reader and viewer in the market which available as free of cost and people can easily access PDF files without any additional expenses. This article will tell you how to convert CAD to PDF easily.

Part 1How to Convert AutoCAD to PDF

There are some online PDF converters that help convert CAD file format .dwg into PDF. Here we will take Convert.Files as an example.

Step 1. Open the Website and Upload DWG File

Open Convert Files. Please note that "Choose a local file" radio button is selected by default. Click the "Browse" button next to it and select the DWG file from your computer that you need to convert to PDF.

Step 2. Choose Output Format and Start Conversion

Next, specify the output format as "Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf)" from the drop down list. Finally, click the "Convert"button. In a few seconds, you'll have your PDF file in your computer.

Part 2Best PDF Software for Windows and Mac User

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Wondershare PDFelement (Wondershare PDFelement for Mac) is one of the best PDF converters and editors on the Internet. It is very easy to edit your PDF files using this program. The advantages of Wondershare PDFelement as PDF editor are many:

  • You can redact or remove sensitive content as per the need
  • You can compress PDF without affecting the quality of the documents
  • You can also add bookmarks and hyperlinks to PDF documents to save time when using lengthy documents
  • You can create a new PDF after extracting pages
  • Digital signatures are commonly used in official documents
  • To prevent unauthorized uses CAD file, you can keep them with a secure password
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Published: Sep 07,2016 15:42 pm / Updated: Oct 27,2016 9:49 am

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