Intelligent CAD to PDF Conversion as a Shared Service
Files created with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software - used by architects, designers and engineers - are extremely large and complex, requiring costly authoring applications or file viewers to mark-up content. That can cause delays in collaboration, reduce productivity, and add further cost. To improve the efficiency of content-to-PDF transformation within critical business processes, Adlib provides intelligent CAD to PDF conversion as a shared service.
Your organization will be able to quickly and reliably automate the conversion of CAD design files to fully searchable PDF without the need for the original CAD authoring application, such as AutoCAD®, or third-party viewers for easy collaboration.
When transforming CAD drawings to PDF, you can specify which drawing view (Model or Paper Space) will be represented in the PDF results. Preserving CAD layers as PDF layers makes complex designs easier to review since your users can make layers visible or invisible to focus on relevant details.
In addition, when you convert CAD to PDF using Adlib, you can apply advanced PDF enhancement features such as:
- Headers / Footers
- PDF Security
- Document Metadata
The resulting PDF file contains the relevant CAD design information and is fully searchable enabling easier access for everyone who needs the information.
Highlights of CAD to PDF Conversion
- Maintain CAD layer integrity
- Optimized for accuracy
- No need for costly CAD authoring and viewing tools, such as in the case of converting AutoCAD to PDF
- Combine CAD with Office® documents and other file types into a single PDF with navigation such as Table of Content and bookmarks
CAD Supported File Type Chart
|SUPPORTED FILE TYPES
|AutoCAD DWG (Drawing)
|AutoCAD DXF (Drawing Exchange Format)
|Autodesk DWF (Drawing Web Format)
|Autodesk Inventor Drawing
|Cadkey Park of Drawing
|Calcomp Plotter File
|CIT Integraph Group IV
|Computer Graphic Metafile
|DG Auto-trol Vector
|Hewlet Packard Graphic Language
The intelligent CAD to PDF capability in Adlib streamlines the process of building complex quotations, RFPs and submissions, while improving information flow throughout your enterprise, including any archiving processes, increasing productivity and reducing costs for greater business process efficiency.