Subject: Exporting to a PDF format file

PDF format files allow you to distribute your drawing to others for viewing in Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®, which is free software that users can download. PDF files can also be viewed, reviewed, and edited in Adobe® Acrobat.

You can export drawings to two-dimensional and three-dimensional PDF files.

To export a drawing to a .pdf file

   1   Do one of the following:

   On the ribbon, choose the Application button then choose Export, or choose Output > Export.

   On the menu, choose File > Export.

   Type export and then press Enter.

   2   In Save As Type, choose Portable Document Format (pdf).

   3   Specify the name of the file you want to create.

   4   Click Save.

   5   Choose the entity-selection method, and then create a selection set that contains the entities you want to export.

   6   When you have finished selecting entities, press Enter.

   7   To create a 3D .pdf file instead of 2D, mark Enable Layer Support and then mark 3D PDF Export.

   8   Choose additional options for how you want to export to the .pdf file. Click [?] to see details about each option.

   9   Click Export.

You can also print and publish to .pdf files.
If instead of exporting you need to print to a .pdf file, you can print or publish directly to a .pdf file. For details about printing to .pdf, see Selecting a printer or plotter. For details about publishing to pdf, see Publishing a sheet list to the printer named in page setup.

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