Save as PDF Dialog Box
Quick Reference

Sets file options such as file name and location when you create a PDF file.

Access Methods


 Ribbon: Output tab Export to DWF/PDF panel Export PDF
 Menu: Application MenuExportPDFNot available in menus in the current workspace
 Command entry: exportpdf


When you export your drawing to a PDF file, the Save As PDF dialog box is displayed. This dialog box allows you to specify the file name and location, but also allows you to change export, page setup, and plot stamp settings.

List of Options

The following options are displayed.


Opens the Export to DWF/PDF Options palette where you can change PDF file settings such as file location, password-protection, and layer information.

Output Controls

Open in Viewer when Done

The PDF file will open in the default viewer after the export completes when this option is selected.

Include Plot Stamp

Select to include user-defined information such as drawing name, date and time, or plot scale in the PDF file. To edit the plot stamp, click the Plot Stamp button to open the Plot Stamp dialog box.


Selects which part of the drawing to export. If you are in paper space, you can select the current layout or all layouts. If you are in model space, you can select the objects currently displayed, the drawing extents, or a selected area.

Window Selection button

Select a window area to export from model space by selecting the area with the mouse or entering the X, Y coordinates.

Page Setup

Export the PDF file using the settings in the Page Setup Manager or choose to override these settings.

Page Setup Override

Allows you to override the page settings.