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View AutoCAD Drawings with 3D PDF

Visualize, document, and share 3D AutoCAD drawings by converting DWG to PDF in FME. More than just a conversion tool, FME lets you integrate CAD drawings with other data such as orthophotos or a TIN surface. You can highlight important objects through appearance styling, even grouping features on conditional statements.

change the lighting in the pdf viewer

Interactively Visualize CAD Drawings

Send and share PDFs across your organization and allow other people without CAD software to interact and view 3D CAD drawings using 3D PDFs. With 3D PDF, you can rotate the model, turn on and off layers, select features related in the PDF’s Model Tree, and adjust the lighting for viewing from different perspectives.

Example: Converting Data to 3D PDF

Style Appearances of Drawings

Use the AppearanceSetter transformer to add appearances and colours to features to highlight attributes using conditional statements like ‘buildings above a height of 40m will be blue’. Adjust the transparency, shininess, and colour of objects for display.

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the model tree in the pdf viewer for the SketchUp model.

Preserve Layer Hierarchy

FME allows you to document, visualize, and share your 3D CAD drawings in a 3D format that preserves layer hierarchy. Toggle layers on and off in the PDF’s Model Tree or select layers and their corresponding features in one click.

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Autodesk AutoCAD (DWG)

AutoCAD is design and drafting software used primarily by architects, project managers, and engineers for the creation of accurate digital drawings and models of their plans.

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PDF files are universally accessible through the freely available Acrobat Reader. It provides a means of sharing files with others who don't have the application they were created in.

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