I've been evaluating 2014 (Win8 64bit) and I've generated several PDFs. I use 2010 and have always had PDF problems so I wanted to make sure all is working before I commit to buy.
I've generated the PDFs using the print icon in the ribbon, and Output | PDF - both ways worked.
I hope you get it solved.
You may have to install Acrobat Adobe if your current pdf viewer is not working correctly. I don't believe its an AutoCAD issue, but may be your pdf program. I would try a different one or reinstall it and create a pdf through another program first. The quickest way to plot to pdf is through your batch plot options throught the large red A at the top left of your software. Hope this helps.
In my installation of AutoCAD 2014 I have four (4) different Printer/plotters available for creating PDFs:
1. Adobe PDF;
2. Adobe CLR-PDF.pc3;
3. Adobe PDF.pc3; and,
4. DWG to PDF.pc3
All of them work, but the quality of the PDF in #4 is always the worst. You may not have the Adobe PDF option if you don't have Adobe Acrobat. As mentioned above there are also other free PDF creators (CutePDF, and others) that you can try that may work better than what you've already tried.
Dave, "worst" display is often just a PDF Viewer setting (or a lighter faster PDF viewer) and nothing more.
But it may be easier to simply use a cheaper simpler freeware PDF driver for most too.
One would think. But if I create four (4) separate PDFs of the same drawing using those four (4) different printer/plotter configurations and then look at all of them in the same Adobe Acrobat viewer, why does the one plotted with DWG to PDF.pc3 have the poorest line quality? All other settings in the AutoCAD plot dialog are the same.
I stopped using that configuration long ago.
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