1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 15, 2016 4:12 PM by Eric Blankinship

    Printing to PDF - Large file sizes and same lineweight issues

    Robert Pickeral

      New to Solidworks (SWX) and printing. We are importing AutoCAD drawings. Users are complaining that the PDFs out of SWX are a huge file sizes - much larger when printed from AutoCAD. What's the general finding for outputting to PDF? Print to PDF? SAve As PDF? Any specific settings to help reduce file size while not impacting the quality (too much)? Also, drawings are printing with the same lineweights. How do I adjust linewights when printing? Really need the help as these folks love that AutoCAD. I need to adjust SWX quickly to maintain support from the users. Much thanks!

        • Re: Printing to PDF - Large file sizes and same lineweight issues
          Eric Blankinship



          Hello,  regarding your issues with printing to PDF.  You can adjust line weights directly within the print window by clicking on Line Thickness within the Document Options area.  As for the size of document my only suggestion for you is to go into Page Setup and make sure the checkbox for "High Quality" is turned off.  If this doesn't reduce it to the desired level you can always try reducing image quality in "Tools>Options>Document Properties>Image Quality" prior to printing and seeing how that affects quality vs. file size.