Convert dwg file from acrobat to pdf

Explorer ,
Jun 23, 2020 Jun 23, 2020

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When the .dwg file is converted from Acrobat to PDF, it is shown as a blank screen.

Only certain files are recalled to the bin screen, are there any compatible .dwg file options or types limited?

 

I bought Acrobat to convert the dwg file to PDF, but I can't work because it is shown on a blank screen!

Please help me..

 

test file : https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4brjyqjqunycnw3/AAD0S8e_vLr2Eca5sQ52-sHra?dl=0 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020

I believe Acrobat will only convert a .dwg to .pdf if you also have the CAD software. This seems a bit misleading to me and you probably have grounds to ask for your money back.

There is a free CAD viewer from Autodesk that seems to work well, you can print a PDF from the viewer, but it is a low res image. Here is a link to your .dwg opened in the Autodesk viewer:

https://autode.sk/3i1FE6W

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 23, 2020 Jun 23, 2020

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Hi,

Ca nyou confirm the verion of the software you use and the operating system you have?

 

I always prefer to 'Plot' command (print) a drawing to PDF. It will use your pen assignmenta to apply line thicknesses and styles.

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I don't think it's a software version and an operating system version problem.

 

  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 18363)
    Acrobat 2020 version.
  • macOS Mojave (10.14.6)
    Acrobat DC 20.0

 

Unfortunately, I don't have CAD license. I have to convert this .dwg file to pdf to review.

Is Acrobat difficult to convert .dwg to PDF?

 

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Jun 23, 2020 Jun 23, 2020

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Save as, Export to, or print to PDF from the original CAD program is the preferred method to produce a high-quality PDF. You can sometimes use Illustrator to open a .dwg and re-save as a PDF, when I tried to open your .dwg file in Illustrator I received a message about missing fonts. If you don't have the fonts, you could substitute them for other fonts and re-format all of the type, which might be your best option, (if you don't have the original CAD program). I also needed to increase the artboard size in Illustrator before saving as a PDF.

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Jun 23, 2020 Jun 23, 2020

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I know I can import and save .dwg files in Illustrator. But I don't have an Illustrator license!

I bought Acrobat when I saw that Acrobat could convert the .dwg file to pdf on the [Supported file formats in Acrobat and Reader] site, but it keeps showing blank screen!

 

Is there any way to convert from Acrobat without CAD and Illustrator??

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Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020

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I believe Acrobat will only convert a .dwg to .pdf if you also have the CAD software. This seems a bit misleading to me and you probably have grounds to ask for your money back.

There is a free CAD viewer from Autodesk that seems to work well, you can print a PDF from the viewer, but it is a low res image. Here is a link to your .dwg opened in the Autodesk viewer:

https://autode.sk/3i1FE6W

 

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Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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I have Adobe Acrobat and AutoCAD 22 - I cannot convert DWG files to PDF - it shows as a blank screen on preview

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Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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Have you tried to export from AutoCAD? Open the PDF in Acrobat or Reader only.

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad-architecture/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2...

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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Thank you Luke that has sorted the problem, I thought I had tried that but clearly not.

Magnificent and sorry for the late reply

 

Philip Caton

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Jul 20, 2022 Jul 20, 2022

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It is suppose to. In fact, earlier versions did it perfectly even if you did not have the authoring program. Acrobat is just so broken now.

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