Have you been Plotting or Printing Adobe® ‘Portable Document Files’ from your AutoCAD drawings? Check out AutoCAD's Export to PDF tool for a simple alternative.
The ability to ‘Plot’ PDF files directly from AutoCAD has been on the AUGI wish list for many years. PDF remains the standard ‘Electronic’ file format for drawing exchange in the AEC Industries. PDF support was finally added to AutoCAD in 2009.
If you have worked with previous versions of AutoCAD before release 2009, then you may have added a ‘Virtual’ PDF plotter to your computer. To create a PDF you would have had to send your Plot file to this Virtual Plotter, which would create a PDF instead of a paper plot.
This feature has now been built directly into AutoCAD. You can send your plots straight to AutoCAD's DWG to PDF.pc3 Plot configuration file to create your PDF’s.
Via: Between the lines