Printing to PDF
 
 
 

You can print construction documents to PDF (Portable Document Format). The resulting PDF files can easily be shared with other team members, viewed online, or printed. When printing multiple views and sheets to PDF, you can specify whether each view or sheet is saved in a separate PDF file, or one PDF file contains all selected views and sheets.

TipYou can also export construction documents to DWF. DWF files are smaller in size than PDF files, and they can be easily shared with colleagues for online review. See Exporting to Design Web Format.

To print to PDF

  1. Click Print.
  2. In the Print dialog, for Name, select your PDF print driver.

    If the list does not include a PDF print driver, talk to your system administrator about installing one on your system. See Changing Your System’s PDF Print Settings.

  3. Click Properties.
  4. On the Properties dialog, define settings for the PDF print driver as desired.
  5. To print only the sheet or view in the drawing area, do the following:
    1. Under Print Range, select Current Window to print the entire view or sheet that currently displays in the drawing area, or select Visible Portion of Current Window to print the part of the view or sheet that currently displays in the drawing area.
    2. Under File, for Name, specify the name and location of the resulting PDF file. If needed, click Browse and navigate to the target folder.
  6. To print multiple views and sheets, do the following:
    1. Under Print Range, select Selected Views/Sheets.
    2. Click Select.
    3. In the View/Sheet Set dialog, select the views and sheets to print to PDF, and click OK.
    4. Under File, to generate a single PDF file that contains all of the selected views and sheets, select Combine Multiple Selected Views/Sheets into a Single File. To generate one PDF file for each selected view and sheet, select Create Separate Files.
    5. For Name, specify the name and location of the resulting PDF file. If needed, click Browse and navigate to the target folder.

      If you are generating multiple PDF files, the specified file name is used as a prefix. It is appended with the names of the selected views and sheets.

  7. If you are printing multiple pages and you want them to print in reverse order, under Options, select Reverse Print Order.
  8. To change print settings, under Settings, click Setup.

    See Print Setup.

  9. When you are ready to print, click OK.
  10. Some PDF print drivers may display another dialog requesting a location and name for the PDF file. Provide the information requested and click OK.