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Create PDF 3D with AutoCAD 2012 files

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07-18-2012 06:30 AM

Hello,

 

I'm searching for days a way to convert sheets made with AutoCAD in PDF 3D. I didn't find a convenient way at the moment.

 

I'm currently searching around 3D DWF files, which have the rendering I want... but only in Design Review 2013. The printing in PDF only generate an immovable 2D copy.

 

I didn't already try with Simlab Composer, or Tetra 4D (wich could be the best way... But the most expensive).

 

Have you already find a better and cheaper way ton create such files ?

 

Thanks in advance

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Re: Create PDF 3D with AutoCAD 2012 files

07-18-2012 07:27 AM in reply to: romain.herdier

I must add I tried Acrobat 9 Pro Extended, which recognized DWG and DWF...

 

With DWG, I had all the marks of the layers, making my product looking like a black gypsum flower than the expected result (I'm not the one using regularly AutoCAD at wy workplace, maybe I missed some function to change it).

 

With DWF 3D, I have a 3D file, but with only the mark, the drawing is completely missing.

 

It was the best I found yet...

 

I looked at 3D lab and Tetra 4D : none of them recognized autoCAD files. So, I'm in a dead-end now.

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Re: Create PDF 3D with AutoCAD 2012 files

09-19-2012 01:34 AM in reply to: romain.herdier

romain.herdier wrote:

Hello,

 

I'm searching for days a way to convert sheets made with AutoCAD in PDF 3D. I didn't find a convenient way at the moment.

 

I'm currently searching around 3D DWF files, which have the rendering I want... but only in Design Review 2013. The printing in PDF only generate an immovable 2D copy.

 

I didn't already try with Simlab Composer, or Tetra 4D (wich could be the best way... But the most expensive).

 

Have you already find a better and cheaper way ton create such files ?

 

Thanks in advance


Hello 

i'm a french user of autocad 2011 (with prosteel) 

i have adobe acrobat X pro and Tetra 4D and i have maybe a solution for you

You can save your .DWG in .SAT( ACIS format) with the export function , it's possible to open this file .sat   with adobe acrobat and he create a 3D PDF file.

But at this time, i have the model in PDF who all the parts are named "node", i don't know how to keep my layers in my pdf 3D.

also all the colours of parts are changed to grey.

I search a solution of these "problems"

 

Sorry for my poor english ^^

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Re: Create PDF 3D with AutoCAD 2012 files

09-19-2012 06:43 AM in reply to: G4M3R
I'm French too :smileyhappy: I found a very similar solution, with 3DVia Composer (my company just acquired it) : I convert files in .SAT (better than .ICS), and use 3DVia to generate the PDF. Thanks for the help though.
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Re: Create PDF 3D with AutoCAD 2012 files

12-09-2013 01:04 PM in reply to: romain.herdier

I have discovered that Bentley Systems' Bentley View V8i will read DWG files and print to 3D PDFs - I am really impressed wit hthe results, bu thave yet to get a handle on output colors; I'm just barely getting used to the Bentley software.

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