Live webinar: Converting CAD files to high-fidelity PDFs

March 19, 2014

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Register now for the live webinar on March 25th: CAD Collaboration: Advanced Rendering to the Rescue

We are taught from a young age to share. More and more students are encouraged to work in groups. In our jobs we form teams to work on special projects and attend meetings to collaborate on company initiatives. If sharing is so important, why is it so difficult to share and collaborate with CAD files? Well, we have very good news: you can now share your CAD files more effectively with Adlib’s new CAD module!

Convert CAD files to high-fidelity PDFs to enable sharing and collaboration

CAD files are often too large to email and require expensive software for viewing. Are users in your organization frustrated with the complexity of trying to share CAD files with co-workers or external stakeholders to gather feedback? Adlib’s new CAD module with our CAD-to-PDF conversion technology enables organizations to efficiently collaborate with internal and external parties. In addition, the rendered PDFs can also be merged with other file types including Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint for inclusion in presentations, RFPs and annual reports.

Quality and integrity of CAD files maintained

When converting CAD files to PDF, users are often concerned with the integrity of the CAD document. Basic rendering desktop tools will flatten all of the complex layers created in the design. Unlike basic document conversion solutions, the Adlib CAD module maintains file integrity by preserving the layers encoded in the original CAD file, allowing recipients to view all of the information, not just bits and pieces.

Supporting multiple CAD programs

With a broad range of input file types supported by our new CAD module, Adlib can now provide more professionals in the architecture, engineering, design, manufacturing, city planning, utilities and construction industries with the advanced CAD-to-PDF transformation tool they require to enhance collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. See the chart below for a list of compatible input file types.

Formats

Extension

Version

AutoCAD Interchange

DXF

2013

AutoCAD Native Drawing

DWG

2013

AutoDesk Inventor

DWG, IAM, IDW, IPT

2014

Bentley Microstation

DGN

CATIA V4 2D

MODEL, DLV, EXP

4.15 to 4.24

CATIA V5 2D

CATDRAWING

R10 to R23 (V5-6R2013)

CATIA V6 2D

3DXML

R2010x to R2013

Pro/Engineer / Wildfire

DRW

2000i to Creo 2.0

SolidWorks 2D

SLDDRW

2004-2013

Unigraphics NX

PRT

NX to NX8.5

Sign up for the live webinar on CAD conversion to learn more

Join us for a live webinar on March 25th: CAD Collaboration: Advanced Rendering to the Rescue to find out how you can improve collaboration across the organization by using Advanced Rendering technology to transform CAD files to PDF and increase efficiency across the enterprise.

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