In this video, Shaun Bryant sets up a new layer in AutoCAD to work with attached and imported PDF files.
- [Instructor] We're now in another chapter of our course,…and we're going to be looking now,…at the PDF capability that AutoCAD has.…You'll notice, at the top of the screen there,…we have a new drawing, which is ImportPDF.dwg.…As usual, you'll need to download that from the website…and use it to follow along with the videos…in this particular chapter.…Now, what we're going to look at first of all is…creating a layer for our PDFs…to come into our AutoCAD drawing.…So you'll need to have a layer,…for example, for a PDF attachment or an imported PDF…that comes into your AutoCAD drawing.…
So it's very simple.…We can use the Home tab on the ribbon.…We go to our Layer Properties Manager in the Layers panel,…and we create a new layer by clicking on this icon here.…And you could just literally call it PDF, like that,…but just make sure it's a different color,…so it stands out.…I normally make mine red or orange or something similar,…so it stands out with everything else…in the layer listing, like so.…And then, what you need to do is make sure…
- Working with the File Navigation dialog box
- Using the Quick Access Toolbar
- Updating reference paths
- Changing path types
- Finding and replacing reference files
- Renaming unloaded references
- Using linetype gap selection
- Sharing design views from AutoCAD
- Setting a PDF layer
- Using the PDFIMPORT and PDFATTACH commands
- Changing text to MTEXT
Skill Level Intermediate
1. User Interface
2. External References
3. Off-Screen Selection
Using off-screen selection2m 20s
4. Linetype Gap Selection
Using linetype gap selection2m 10s
5. Sharing Design View
6. Using PDFs In AutoCAD
7. Changing Text To MTEXT
8. Technology and Performance
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