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Unless you have AutoCAD or any other high-end graphic design tool (such as Illustrator or CorelDRAW) installed on your PC, viewing DWG and DXF Autodesk files and sharing them with others may not be as straightforward as expected. DWG DXF to PDF Converter offers you a simpler alternative – to transform these native graphic formats into standard PDF files that anyone can open and view using Adobe’s free Acrobat Reader.
File converters don’t come much simpler than this one. The program’s intuitive interface lets you select any number and any combination of DWG and DXF files for conversion. You can then apply a few output settings to the resulting PDF files in the Options dialog that opens as a new window. Thus, you can modify the page format, the distance to the margin, the draw mode, the background color, and the overall quality. You can also choose your preferred orientation (portrait or landscape) or the one that better fits the graphic’s. You can also customize the way the various layouts will be exported (when more than one), and add tags to the PDF file, such as title, author, subject, and keywords. Back in the program’s main interface, you can check the “Combines all files in the same PDF” to merge all graphics in a single output file. You can move the items on the list up and down so that they appear in the merged PDF in the right order. Regrettably, no preview capabilities have been included in this conversion tool, so double-checking that the files selected are the ones you really want to convert or that they are in the desired order is not an option.
The conversion process itself is fast and produces excellent-quality results. The resulting PDF follows all the standards required for anyone to open that file in Acrobat Reader or in any other PDF viewer. The price tag may look a bit high unless you are required to convert large amounts of AutoCAD files frequently. If you intend to use this tool only occasionally, you may want to explore other options, such as the various free online and standalone AutoCAD converters available.
- Batch conversion
- Support for both DWG and DXF AutoCAD files
- Customizable output options
- Tag support for the output PDF file
- No preview capabilities