3D PDF Exporter For Autocad®   ( Version: 22.214.171.124,   Updated Date: 17-May-2017)
This plugin available on Autodesk store too
- Supports face level colors.
- You can set a password on the exported PDF file.
- Option to control the file size and quality by specifying precision value.
- There is always a default compression which helps reduces the file size as much as possible.
Version Supported: AutoCAD Version 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and
License Terms and Conditions:-
- The license is tied to one piece of hardware (machine). Once activated this license cannot be transferred to another machine.
- Your product activation key will be sent via email as soon as you complete the payment process.
- The activation will require internet connection. The internet connection is required only once for activation.
- If the machine is formatted for any reason, the license will have to be reactivated.
- The license is perpetual only for the downloaded version on the hardware which it is activated. While the current policy is to allow the updates for free, this may change in the future.
- While we will try to provide technical support, there are no committed warranties and support. We recommend that you evaluate our product to your satisfaction based on the free trials provided before making the purchase.
|Version||Release Date||What’s new|
|2.5||05/17/2017||1. Feature: Added control to adjust mesh quality from preferences dialog. 2. Enhancement: Model tree in exported 3D PDF file is now based on layers in AutoCAD file.|
|2.4||03/01/2017||1. Enhancement: Improved transformation and colors of nested block references.|
|2.3||09/29/2016||1. Enhancement: Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® entity supported. 2. Enhancement: Resolved transformation issue for block references.|
|2.2||07/20/2016||1. Enhancement: AutoCAD 2017 is now supported. 2. Added support to disable measurement tool in exporter 3D PDF. 3. User can add external files as attachments in exported 3D PDF.|
|1.9||04/12/2016||1. Added support to export selected entities.|
|1.8||01/20/2016||1. Added support to export selected entities.|
|1.7||10/15/2015||1. Added support to export selected entities.|
|1.6||09/15/2015||1. Greatly simplified license activation process. Please note: Existing customers who have already activated the product will have to contact our support to request for a key for reactivation after installing this update.|
|1.5||07/17/2015||1. Fixed issue with license activation.|
|1.4||03/30/2015||1. Supports AutoCAD Version 2016.|
|1.3||03/09/2015||1. Fixed: Active view is now properly exported.|
|1.2||05/29/2014||1. Fixed: The units are now properly exported.|
|1.1||04/11/2014||1. Fixed: User who have different local settings (e.g. comma character as decimal separator) can now export valid PDF files.|
We are allowing 10 models to be exported free as trial of the plugin in which you can use full set of features without any limitations. You will need to activate this plugin after this usage.
For activation or any query, please contact at: support@ProtoTechSolutions.com
We are not supporting textures.
Instructions to use 3D PDF Exporter for AutoCAD®:
- Download and install 3D PDF Exporter plugin for AutoCAD®.
- Run AutoCAD® and Load a model.
- There’s a new tab on ribbon bar named as ‘ProtoTech 3D PDF'(in “Plug-ins” tab present on ribbon bar for AutoCAD 2013-2014/ in “Add- ins” tab present on ribbon bar for AutoCAD 2015).
It contains following three ribbon buttons as shown in the image below.
After clicking Export, a “Secure PDF” dialog will display on your screen as shown below. You can encrypt and secure your PDF document by assigning a password to it. This is a user password and will be needed to open the document.
After ticking the “Require a password to open a document” check box on, the password fields will be enabled where you can enter your password. If you tick that check box off, password fields will be disabled and no password will be assigned to the pdf.
If you do not wish to pop this dialog every time, you can tick the checkbox “Do not show this dialog again” and it won’t prompt you for password. You can revert this setting from preferences.
After you press OK, a ‘Save As’ dialog will display on our screen. Click Save button to export the current model to PDF file.
It contains following options as shown in the image.
- Precision : You can control how accurately your model needs to be exported. If you need fine representation of the model, just check the “use Precision” check box and the slider will be enabled. You can slide and select the values from 1 to 15. Higher is the value, finer is the representation you will get and larger is the file size.
- Export Normals : You can select whether you want to export normals or not.
- Security : You can choose whether you want to be prompted for password everytime you export.
It displays the information about plugin. It provides facility to activate your product license at any time from this control.
After exporting, a PDF file will be generated. This is how it looks.
D) Export selected entities
Make the selection before you hit the export button.
The following model shows whole model with selection.
The following model shows selected entities after export.