Quick Reference

Insert a PDF file as an underlay into the current drawing.

Access Methods


 Ribbon:  Insert tabReference panelAttachNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace.
 Toolbar: Insert 
 Menu: Insert  PDF UnderlayAt the Command prompt, enter pdfattach.


When you attach a PDF file as an underlay, you link that referenced file to the current drawing. Any changes to the referenced file are displayed in the current drawing when it is opened or reloaded.

The Select Reference File dialog box (a standard file selection dialog box) is displayed. Once you select a PDF file, the Attach PDF Underlay dialog box is displayed. After the file is attached, you can adjust and clip the underlay through the PDF Underlay Ribbon Contextual tab.