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Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 4:07:33 PM | Can you change a rvt file type to pdf?

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I need to email files to my boss who doesnt have revit. I know you can change it to DWF but i dont know what the difference is between that and a PDF. I was thinking it was basically the same thing but she is insisting its not and i need to send a pdf. help!

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Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 5:13:27 PM | Can you change a rvt file type to pdf?

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Your boss is correct but both PDF and DWF are files that have free viewers available.  You could send her a link to the AutoDESK page where she could download a viewer but that may be something she doesn't want to do. 

 

The dwf viewer is a really good program beacuse you can export both 3d and 2d.  I would think this is a better option if she would install the free program but there is a learning curve involved.

 

Although there are 3d pdf's available, that technology is not used that much yet but 2d pdf's have been around a long time.  To make a 2d pdf, you only have to print the file using a pdf writing driver.  Check and see if that is available in your print menu.


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Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 5:32:15 PM | Can you change a rvt file type to pdf?

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I haven't tried this personally, but another drafter in the office does this (he's the main Revit dude. I believe he's MacAddict08 on here, or some screename like that)

 download a PDF-print driver, such as CutePDF from http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp

Then, when in Revit, you can select CutePDF in your Print dialogue box.


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Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 3:06:21 PM | Can you change a rvt file type to pdf?

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Okay. now the problem is that. I set everything up so that it will print as an adobe pdf. but then everything freezes up and kicks me out! I guess i will have to either get them to download that driver or somehow make a disk so they can get it printed somewhere.  Thanks for the help

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Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 4:28:33 PM | Can you change a rvt file type to pdf?

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I use the cutepdf as mentioned above, have no problems at all.  Running 2008 and xp pro if that helps

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Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 6:08:47 PM | Can you change a rvt file type to pdf?

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If your boss doesn't have Revit, you can use the new release of the 3D PDF for Revit 2014 from Tetra 4d to create 3D PDFs directly from the Revit Add-Ins menu. By implementing a fully integrated 3D PDF solution you will improve efficiency and functionality because 3D PDFs can be viewed by anyone who has the Free Adobe Reader. Or you can use the 3D PDF Converter which allows you to convert a multitude of different 3D file formats into a 3D PDF document.

 

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Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 2:19:11 PM | Can you change a rvt file type to pdf?

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if you're using RVT 2013.

Try this link: http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3A3dpdfconverterforrevit%3Aen

download the trail and convert to PDF ( 2D or 3D) format.sebd it out your boss.

Enjoy!

 


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Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 7:30:12 PM | Can you change a rvt file type to pdf?

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The problem with all of the 3D PDF's that I have seen is that there is no connection between the 3D model and any data provided like there is with a DWF.  Also, can you cut sections through the model and turn items off like a DWF?


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