Creating a black & white PDF from AutoCAD | Revu for Windows

Summary

Using the Bluebeam® PDF printer or plugin for AutoCAD® to create a black and white PDF file.

Relevant Products

Bluebeam Revu®


Problem

How do I create a black and white or monochrome PDF from AutoCAD using the Bluebeam plugin or the Bluebeam PDF printer?

Solution

AutoCAD’s plot style tables (“.ctb” and “.stb” files) define the line color and line weight when PDFs are created from AutoCAD drawings. Use the following instructions to create a black and white PDF.

The plugin for AutoCAD is supported by Revu CAD and eXtreme®. Use the Bluebeam PDF printer if you have Revu Standard.

Using the settings in the AutoCAD page setup through the Create PDF Create32 button of the plugin:

  1. Open the drawing in AutoCAD.
  2. Select the Layout tab you want to configure.
  3. Click File > Page Setup Manager > Modify.
  4. Select monochrome.ctb in the Plot style table list.
  5. Check the Plot with plot styles check box, and click OK.
  6. Click Create File to create the PDF file.

Using the Custom PDF Page Setup through the Change Settings ChangeSettings32 button of the plugin:

  1. Open the drawing in AutoCAD.
  2. Click Change Settings ChangeSettings16, then the Page Setup tab.
  3. Select Custom or Global in the Page Setup list.
  4. Select monochrome.ctb in the Plot style table list, and then check the Plot with Plot Styles check box.
  5. Click Create File to create the PDF file.

Using the Bluebeam PDF printer:

  1. Open the drawing in AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT® or Design Review®.
  2. Select the Layout tab you want to plot.
  3. Click File > Plot, or File > Print > Plot.
  4. Select Bluebeam PDF in the Printer/plotter Name list.
  5. Select monochrome or Grayscale in the Plot style table list.
  6. Check the Plot with plot styles check box, and then click OK.
Refer to your AutoCAD documentation for assistance on creating plot style tables. You can use the standard “monochrome” plot style as a template to create a customized file for your company.


Using the Bluebeam PDF printer or plugin for AutoCAD to create a black and white PDF file.

Relevant Products
Bluebeam Revu

How do I create a black and white or monochrome PDF from AutoCAD using the Bluebeam plugin or the Bluebeam PDF printer?

AutoCAD’s plot style tables define the line color and line weight when PDFs are created from AutoCAD drawings. Use the following instructions to create a black and white PDF.

The plugin for AutoCAD is supported by Revu CAD and eXtreme. Use the Bluebeam PDF printer if you have Revu Standard.

Using the settings in the AutoCAD page setup through the Create PDF button of the plugin:

Open the drawing in AutoCAD.
Select the Layout tab you want to configure.
Click > Page Setup Manager >
Select in the Plot style table list.
Check the Plot with plot styles check box, and click
Click Create File to create the PDF file.

Using the Custom PDF Page Setup through the Change Settings button of the plugin:

Open the drawing

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