I have 100 .dwg files that I need to convert to .pdf file type.
For obvious reasons, I do not want to do this one by one.
(Note, I can do this. My software is setup to do it and it works. I just want to do many at one time)
Is there a way to do this, using only AutoCAD 2010?
If so, please step it out. Simply saying to 'batch plot', use 'publish' or 'change a setting' does not help. I would like to know, step by step, exactly how to do it. Hold my hand please.
If there is not a way to do this, or the way to do it is extremely complex, please suggest an Autodesk program that does it or a free program.
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Are all 100 sheets ready to plot to PDF as individaul files, or not? This is important.
Output is from Modelspace or paperspace, or a mix?
Yes my files are ready to be converted into .pdf format. If I wanted to, I could open them, one by one, click plot, use my pdf plotter, and have a .pdf of the file.
The method you have provided gets me to a point where I have all of my models ready to publish, but it also gives me the layouts. I do not want/need the layouts. I do not want to delete them one by one either.
In the publish dialog box, I have all my drawings but they (the models and layouts) say "layout not initialized"- see one.jpg
After I have my models, I attempt to publish. I encounter a failure. This is the failure - see two.jpg
I have not blindly accepted the "layout not initalized" error and posted back on here. I could not find a solution that worked.
How do I initalize the "layouts" of the models so I can have a successful attempt at publishing?
Automation and setup require pre-planning: it appears you don't have that set in these files and missed a few other choices you needed to make by not staring long enough at pop-ups.
I am currently using Autocad 2005 LT and even after doing the page setup as per your previous reply, I am gettng the error of "layout not initialised".
After doing the page set up, I opened the publish command in the same drawing and selected the files that I wanted to publish. THEN I imported the page setup from the dropdown and chose the blank drawing with the page set up done. Attached is the screen shot of the error I get.
Hope you would be able to help me do this, I have around 1000+ dwgs to be converted and its really very slow doing it one drawing at a time.
Thank you for the reply but it did not resolve the issue. I am attaching a ppt of steps done by me inline with your guidance. Do let me know if I made a mistake on my way or should I try something else.
Thank you for your reply. The right click option works just fine with other files but is not working with the .dwg format of files. I am trying to dig on that as well.
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