For those of us who may not have come across this piece of software before, it is a standalone program that will help you to open and view DWG or DXF files. With technology advancing with each new day, there comes the need for specialized programs that will aid us in keeping the pace. Autodesk DWG TrueView rids you of the need for installing a fully-fledged software like AutoCAD when you need to view DWG files.
Such tools are known to take up a lot of your computer resources and can altogether be complex when it comes to getting around. Therefore, if you have a 3D or 2D project carrying the DWG format extension, Autodesk DWG TrueView is here to bring you the ultimate convenience. Better yet, in case you want an even more convenient format like PDF, this app will help you export to just that making the file viewable by an even wider audience. Interface-wise, it resembles AutoCAD but is consolidated to lesser features and thus facilitates the ease of use.
In addition to that, batch file opening is supported with each project being on its own tab for that easy switching. Lots of navigation features like zooming, rotating, panning and a navigation wheel is at your disposal too. In this article, we want to take you on a journey on how to open up your DWG file to a wider audience by showing you how to convert it to the PDF equivalent using Autodesk DWG TrueView. Strap in and get ready for the tutorial in the next section. The comprehensiveness emphasized by this guide will ensure that you get enlightened on the process in the best way possible.
How to Convert DWG to PDF With Autodesk DWG TrueView
Autodesk DWG TrueView happens to come with a pretty polished user interface and the arrangement of various components will not mix you up. Consequently, this means that even when you do not have any prior experience using this program, the learning curve shouldn’t be that steep. The interface is clever enough to help you view and convert DWG files in a process that is neither tedious nor time-consuming. In addition to that, the conversion process will not take long considering how fast and efficient this powerful program is. For you to realize this, follow the guide below to accomplish your first successful DWG to PDF conversion task.
Step 1: Set Up Autodesk DWG TrueView
Easy peasy, just download, install and launch this program to get the interface shown below.
Step 2: Open a DWG File
There are several ways you can achieve this. Going by Label 1, click the “File” menu option and click on the “Open…” option. You will be taken to a file explorer dialog where you will need to navigate to where the target DWG file is stored and open it. Alternatively, just drag and drop the DWG file on the area shown by Label 2 which brings in the idea of the ultimate convenience
The opened DWG file will be shown on its own tab as shown. In case you added more than one file, they will all be shown in their respective tabs.
At this point, you are now ready to export the DWG file to the PDF equivalent in order to open it to a wider audience. This is happening in the next step.
Step 3: Export to PDF
Click on the Autodesk DWG TrueView shown by Label 1 to open up the navigation menu shown below. In the resulting menu click on the “Export” option and then select “PDF” on the side menu.
Step 4: Define the Output Filename and Folder
On the resulting “Save As PDF” dialog interface, use the “Save in” option on Label 1 to define the saving directory. Label 2 shows where to adjust the filename while Label 3 shows the extra options that you can tinker with in relation to the preset you decide to use. Besides that, you will be able to decide whether to directly open the converted PDF file one the process is over. Once everything has been set, click on the “Save” button to complete the process.
Heading over to the output directory you chose earlier, you will be able to locate the converted PDF file. I believe navigating via the file explorer is not a problem for you. With the user interface resembling that of AutoCAD, you even have an easier time getting around if you have been opened up to the software before. The good thing is that this guide can be followed by anyone no matter the level of expertise or experience. Actually, this is one of the simplest tutorials that you may have come across considering just how easy it is to go through and the short time it takes. The resultant PDF file will be viewed by almost anyone since this format is considered as a universal way of sharing documents in an unaltered form.
This tutorial is a tacit proof just how easy it is to achieve the DWG to PDF conversion process without much hassle. Better yet, you are able to retain the layout and formatting of almost any component that forms part of the original file. Consequently, you will be able to avoid any misinformation that can arise due to some content being missed or exported wrongly. Autodesk DWG TrueView is very accommodating and works on all versions of Windows without any dependence on other programs or plugins.
Apart from the conversion majored on here, Autodesk DWG TrueView is also very helpful when you want to convert already existing DWG files in order to support newer or older software versions depending on the source version the file was saved in. With this piece of software, you will get rid of the need of the target audience to download the fully-fledged DWG supported software which is not only tedious but also time-consuming. Autodesk DWG TrueView is guaranteed to give you the best results at the end of the day.