How to create a 3D PDF from an AutoCAD drawing

November 6, 2019
Mohamed Zaki

Mohamed Zaki

Mohamed Zaki is a Marketing specialist at Promine. He has an undergraduate degree in Mining Engineering CO-OP from McGill University. With an opportunity to do 3 research studies with excellent professors from McGill University and experience in open-pit mining, he developed an interest in analyzing data using powerful programs. Upon joining the Promine team, Mohamed worked as a Quality Assurance & Support Specialist, then obtained a position as a Sales Specialist. A few months later, he took the role of a Marketing Specialist in which he currently operates to promote the professional image and products of Promine Company.

Welcome to the first Promine Tip Of The Month! This series will be focused on advanced use of Promine to keep your work efficient and productive. These videos will be based on YOUR suggestions and questions, so feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

This month is an introduction to the series and we will see how to create a 3D PDF using an AutoCAD drawing. To do so:

  1. Save your drawing as a .dwg or a .dxf
  2. Download a 3D PDF plugin, for example, 3D PDF MAKER.
  3. Open the plugin and select the model region by dragging the cursor across the page.
  4. Import the .dwg/.dxf drawing.
  5. Switch the view to Adobe Reader.
  6. The plugin will import the necessary tools to manipulate the 3D model in Adobe Reader.
  7. Use the rotate tool to spin the model to analyze it.
  8. The 3D PDF can be treated like a PDF, so you can save it.

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