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 to choose PDF Out ():

   On the ribbon, choose the Application button then choose Export > PDF Out, or choose Output > PDF Out (in Export).

   On the menu, choose File > Export > PDF Out.

   Type pdfexport 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   Mark the layouts and/or the model to export.

   6   Select the page setup you want to assign to each layout or the model when exported.

   7   Select the layer state you want to assign to each layout or the model when exported.

   8   To create a 3D .pdf file instead of 2D, mark Include Layer Information and then mark Create 3D PDF File.

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

   10   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. One advantage of publishing is that you can print from multiple draw­ings to a single .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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