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How to make a searchable PDF from an AutoCAD DWG file

Jul 2, 2013 9:43 AM

We have PDF files created from AutoCAD, but they are not searchable using Adobe Reader X.  I checked the source DWG file to find what font was used, as suggested in an old post, and found that the DWG uses Arial font.  I am not sure what version of AutoCAD was used to create the file, but I can open it with AutoCAD LT 2011.  Can anyone guide me to a way to make searchable PDF files from these DWG files?

 
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    Jul 2, 2013 9:51 AM   in reply to JRHII

    Does the PDF file contain text at all? (Can you copy/paste text?)

     
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    Jul 2, 2013 11:52 PM   in reply to JRHII

    Ok, this is as I feared; something CAD programs are particularly likely to do is draw text with a pen, rather than use text. There might be options in AutoCAD to control this.

     
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