3D PDF for AutoCAD


3DPDF™ for AutoCAD® allows easy sharing and archiving of 2D and 3D AutoCAD® designs with anyone, anywhere with the free Adobe® Reader. Easily create and share interactive documents to communicate your design and construction information with clients, to sub-contractors, building owners, facility managers and beyond. Empower everyone to interact with 3D design data without putting your source data at risk or requiring recipients to download viewer applications.

The free Adobe Reader is installed on 98% of desktops worldwide so it’s easy to share all design data in the universal 3DPDF format. With up to 97% smaller files than the original 3D model, you can easily conduct design reviews electronically. 

Key Features


3DPDF Share

Share 3D data with anyone, anywhere.

Create 3D PDFs from the add-ins menu in your Autodesk application.


Create 3DPDF from Autodesk DataAccurately export all 3D model elements including assembly structure, color and texture to 3DPDF. Use the main 3D model or choose any or all of your custom-defined model views - sections, elevations, interior camera views, planes and directions.

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3dpdf merge

Merge 2D and 3D data.

Combine project data from multiple sources into one 3DPDF.


3dpdf mergeEasily combine model data with additional 2D and 3D data from other sources into a single PDF document. Fully communicate with everyone on your extended team, no matter where they are, and never worry about whether they have the right viewing software. Everyone has the Adobe Reader, and they know how to use it.

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3DPDF Customize

Create unique templates.

Customize 3DPDF templates to project or customer requirements.


3DPDF templates

Create and reuse rich, engaging 3DPDF templates with the built-in Template Designer. Customize templates to include unique background images, company logos, title blocks, add hyperlinks, and set paper size.  Save to your template library. Templates expand the use of your valuable 3D data outside of the design environment.


One button publishing to web.

Use 3D PDFs for project sites, marketing and more.


3DPDF web viewEasily create HTML code to embed 3DPDFs directly within your website. The 3DPDF will display using Adobe Reader's standard functionality allowing PDFs to be viewed within Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.

3DPDF security

Apply password security to 3D PDFs.

Share what you want, not what you don't.


3dpdf securitySecure the intellectual property in your 3DPDFs by applying password security when you create them to ensure your 3DPDFs are only opened by the intended recipient. To enable advanced security and collaboration features, consider adding Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. 

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Technical Specifications



  • AutoCAD 2012-2015, 32 bit or 64 bit
  • AutoCAD Civil 2012-2015, 32 bit or 64 bit
  • AutoCAD MEP 2012-2015, 32 bit or 64 bit

Supported Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean

System Requirements

  • 1.3 GHz or faster processor
  • Microsoft® Window® XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 3 for 32-bit (with Service Pack 2 for 64-bit); Windows Server® 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit; Service Pack 2 required for 64-bit); Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows Server 2008 R2 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows Vista® Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 2 (32-bit and 64-bit); Microsoft Windows 7 Starter, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit); Microsoft Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space
  • 1,024x768 screen resolution
  • Video hardware acceleration