To Export a Drawing to PDF
1. In a drawing, click File > Save As > Save a Copy. The Save a Copy dialog box opens.
Alternatively, you can click File > Save As > Quick Export to directly export the drawing as a PDF file by default or click File > Save As > Export to preview and modify the export settings before you export the drawing as a PDF file.
2. Select PDF (*.pdf) in the Type box of the Save a Copy dialog box. The drawing name without the extension appears in the New file name box.
3. Accept the default name or type a new name in the New file name box.
4. Click OK. The PDF Export Settings dialog box opens.
5. Select a profile for the export in Profile.
The PDF Export Settings dialog box has the following tabbed pages:
General—Sets the drawing sheet range, color, resolution for the shaded images, a style for the hidden lines, and print settings for the PDF document. You can:
Select a continuous or discontinuous range of pages, such as 1–4, 2, 7, and so on.
Use the settings from the pen table file while printing the PDF document, selecting a cap style and a join option for lines.
Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Content—Specifies the contents, such as hyperlinks, layers, parameters, fonts, and structures in the form of bookmarks in the PDF output. Also provides the standard PDF or the PDF-A/1 format for the output.
Security—Restricts opening the PDF file and performing viewer operations, such as printing and copying.
Description—Provides descriptive information for the PDF document, such as title, author, subject, and keywords.
6. If you do not want to use the profile in use for the export, click Load Profile and select a stored 2D PDF export profile from the profiles directory.
7. Click Save Profile to save the settings on the PDF Export Settings dialog box as a 2D PDF export profile to the default profiles directory or folder or the working directory.
8. Click OK on the PDF Export Settings dialog box to complete the PDF export.
If a dialog box prompts you to substitute fonts that are not embedded in the PDF-A/1 files, click OK every time the dialog box opens for each font that is not embedded in the PDF-A/1 files.