How to convert a DWG file to PDF

How to convert a DWG file to PDF

Whenever a design file is created using AutoCAD, it is saved as a .dwg file. Opening .dwg files require the user to have either the AutoCAD software or one of the DWG viewers (A360 or DWG TrueView). However, another easy way to read a DWG file on the PC is to convert it to a PDF.

Fortunately, the latest build of AutoCAD allows users to directly export the .dwg files to PDF so that it becomes easy to share and view.

In this tutorial, we will tell you how to convert the .dwg to PDF using AutoCAD.

Step 1. Open the AutoCAD application on the PC.

 

How to convert a DWG file to PDF

 

Step 2. Now click on File.

 

How to convert a DWG file to PDF

 

Step 3. From the drop-down menu, click on the ‘Open‘ option.

 

How to convert a DWG file to PDF

 

Step 4. Search for the .dwg file you want to convert and then open it within AutoCAD.

 

How to convert a DWG file to PDF

 

Step 5. With the .dwg file open, click on ‘File’.

 

How to convert a DWG file to PDF

 

Step 6. From the drop-down menu, click on the ‘Export to PDF..’ option.

 

How to convert a DWG file to PDF

 

Step 7. Set the desired settings in the window.

 

How to convert a DWG file to PDF

 

Step 8. Click on the ‘Save as PDF‘ button.

 

How to convert a DWG file to PDF

 

Step 9. Set the name for your document and choose the destination folder.

 

How to convert a DWG file to PDF

 

Step 10. Click on the ‘Save ‘ button to save the .dwg file as a new PDF file.

 

How to convert a DWG file to PDF

 

You can now easily view or share this PDF version of your AutoCAD drawing file.