3DPDF Exporter for Autodesk® AutoCAD® - Trial

3DPDF Exporter for Autodesk® AutoCAD® - Trial

Win32 and 64, English

ProtoTech Solutions and Services Pvt. Ltd
3D PDF Exporter for AutoCAD exports your model to a secured and encrypted 3D PDF file.

General Usage Instructions

1. Download and install 3DPDF Exporter plugin for AutoCAD.

2. Run AutoCAD and load a model.

3. There’s a new panel on ribbon bar named as '3DPDF'(in “Plug-ins” tab present on ribbon bar for AutoCAD 2013-2014/ in “Add-ins” tab present on ribbon bar for AutoCAD 2015-2021).

It contains three ribbon buttons as mentioned below.


A) Export

  • After selecting the Export option, a “Secure PDF” dialog box will display on your screen.
  • 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 selecting the “Require a password to open a document” check box, the password fields will be enabled where you can enter your password.
  • If you deselect that check box, password fields will be disabled and no password will be assigned to the PDF.
  • If you do not wish to pop this dialog box every time, you can select the checkbox of “Do not show this dialog again” and it won't prompt you for password.
  • You can revert this setting from preferences.
  • After pressing the OK button then a 'Save As' dialog box will display on our screen.
  • Click on the Save button to export the current model to PDF file.


B) Preferences

It contains below options.

  • 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.

  • Security: You can choose whether you want to be prompted for password every time you export.

  • PDF Template: You can add 3DPDF file to your custom PDF template

C) About

It displays the information about product. It provides facility to activate your product license at any time from this control.


Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Shows information about company and product. Also allow to activate the plugin.


Export the model to 3D PDF file.


Application settings.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

  1. Text fonts cannot be exported.
  2. Textures can not be exported.


Company Name: ProtoTech Solutions and Services Pvt. Ltd

Author/Company Information

ProtoTech Solutions and Services Pvt. Ltd

Support Information

Version History

Version Number Version Description


1. Fixed the issue of the 2D WireFrame Exported Model not visible. 2. Added support for Render Mode and Light Type 3. Added support for WorldAxis, Open Model Tree, Show/Hide Toolbar and Show FullScreen 4. Added support for Different Navigation modes 5. Added support for Light Power intensity


1. Added smart update functionality. 2. Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2021.


1.Enhancement: Supported Tin surface in Autodesk® Civil 3D®. 2.Enhancement: Supported flange and inline pipe asset in Autodesk® Plant 3D®. 3.Enhancement: Support large file export from AutoCAD. 4.Enhancement: Added license reset button.


1.Fixed : license mechanism issues.


1.Feature : Added watermark support for trial version. 2.Enhancement:Upgraded licensing system. 3.Fixed : Position issue of template.

1. Enhancement: Added support for AutoCAD 2020. 2. Enhancement: Upgraded licensing system.

Fixed : Wire entities were exported at incorrect positions.

Fixed : Model was not getting exported sometimes if visual style was other than "Realistic".

1. Enhancement : Support of PDF template. 2. Update : Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2019.

1. Enhancement : Exporting Layer wise assembly tree / Browser. 2. Update : Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2018. 3. Update : Updated technical support contact details.

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.

Enhancement: Improved transformation for nested block references.

1. Enhancement: Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® entity supported 2. Enhancement: Resolved transformation issue for block references.

1. Enhancement: AutoCAD 2017 is now supported. 2. Feature: Added support to disable measurement tool in exporter 3D PDF. 3. Feature: User can add external files as attachments in exported 3D PDF.

1. Added support to export 3D FACE.

1. Enhancement: The exported PDF will be of same paper size as of the layout size of AutoCAD model(Layout -> PageSetup -> Modify).

1. Added support to export selected entities.

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.

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