AutoCAD to PDF: Convert to Fit Your Needs
The Conversion Problem
If your company uses AutoCAD to create building drawings, then you are probably aware of the pain points of .dwg files. Most of the relevant issues around the robust AutoCAD platform fall into the categories of access and sharing. One of the most common disadvantages to CAD files include the bottleneck to get access to the person or computer that has an AutoCAD license for the company. Of course, because not everyone can afford the high price tag of an AutoCAD license, simply opening the .dwg file can be complicated. If you need to edit a CAD file or find a measurement of a building feature, you might be in for a lengthy wait and costly delays without the ability to open .dwg files with PocketBuildings.
Safely Sharing .DWG File with Co-workers, Clients, & Stakeholders
Even if it was easy to share your AutoCAD files (which it is NOT), the risk to the integrity of your documentation is compromised. Anyone with the native .dwg files and AutoCAD can easily edit or change the details about the building without your permission. You could end up with several versions of your documentation floating around the office or stored on individual/shared drives. A solution to the CAD access and sharing problem would need to address both ability to view the file and send/receive a building drawing without risk to the original document.
Unfortunately, the conversion problem is amplified if you want to share your files with other stakeholders. For clients and others without AutoCAD, sending a .dwg file can be impossible to open and CADs are notorious too large for email. Without the ability to share building floor plans and visual data in an easy-to-use format, many people find themselves stuck between a CAD and a hard place!
The PocketBuildings Solution
PocketBuildings gives users the power to access CADs, convert .DWGs to PDF, and share documentation freely with other stakeholders without risking security or adding complex steps and tools.
The PocketBuildings solution makes it easy to access and share your CAD files without risking the integrity of your documentation. Here are two ways that PocketBuildings solves the access and share issues for AutoCAD users:
- For people who want to easily manage access to CAD files, the PocketBuildings platform allows users to upload their .dwg file, invite stakeholders to view the AutoCAD in a browser without a license, and only shares the drawing (or collection of materials) per invitation of the owner.
- For people who want to quickly share .dwg files securely with other users, PocketBuildings gives the account owner the ability to convert CADs to PDFs that are easily shared with other stakeholders through invite or email.
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