BackToCAD PDF Publisher and DWG to PDF Converter

BackToCAD Publisher is a Part on Print2CAD 2025 AI Converter

BackToCAD PDF Publisher and DWG to PDF Converter Features

  • Batch DWG to 3D/2D PDF Publisher With Interactive Layouts
  • Batch DWG or SAT to 3D PDF (Net or B-Rep) Publishing

  • 3D PDF Layouts with Animation and View Buttons

  • Creates Fast Linearized PDF Download PDF for Web

  • Creates Highly Compressed and Optimized for Web

  • Publisher Supports Lines and Texts in 3D PDF

  • PDF to DWG/DXF Converter

  • Raster 2 Vector of PDF Raster Images

Batch Conversion

BackToCAD™ Publisher is a stand-alone converter that allows the CAD user to convert hundreds of DWG/DXF files into 2D PDF, 3D PDF and PRC (3D Input for PhotoShop, Acrobt, etc.).

PRC as PDF Input File

BackToCAD™ Publisher creates 3D PDF (3D PDF Input File) as well as PRC alternatively with Net Models or the B-Rep Models.

Full CAD and DWG Support

BackToCAD™ Publisher supports 3D PDF, 2D CAD Elements like Text, Line, Polyline, Dimension, Hatch.

AutoCAD CTB Files Support

BackToCAD™ Publisher can use the AutoCAD Plot Style CTB files or the internal conversion table for Color and line Weight Conversion.

PDF in Accurate Scale

BackToCAD™ Publisher offers several easy to use scale and unit calculation methods for PDF or Raster output.

DWG Layouts Support

BackToCAD™ Publisher supports paper space, model space, and active layout as well as different sizes of margin and page sizes.

DWG Output Options

BackToCAD™ Publisher can convert each DWG layout to a separate PDF, one full DWG drawing to one PDF, or several selected DWG drawings to one PDF.

Searchable Text

BackToCAD™ Publisher embeds searchable text, binds DWG external references and DWG raster images.

PDF Security Functions

BackToCAD™ Publisher security function allows the user to place their own watermark onto 2D PDF, 3D PDF or PRC documents.

High Accuracy Coordinates

BackToCAD™ Publisher generates PDFs with high quality coordinates (up to 40.000 DPI) and with optimized polylines and curves.

Support of DWG from 12 to 2023

BackToCAD™ Publisher supports DWG/DXF Version 12, 14, 2000/2002, and 2004 to 2020

Compression and Linearization

BackToCAD™ Publisher supports the modern High Speed DCT Compression and Linearization of PDF for Web (PDF shows on Web Page with no delay.)

Print2CAD 2024 PDF Publisher 2D/3D Features:

DWG to 2D PDF Publishing

DWG to 3D PDF (Net) Publishing with Templates

DWG to 3D PDF (B-Rep) Publishing with Templates

DWG to PRC Net (3D Input for PhotoShop, Acrobat, etc.)

DWG to PRC B-Rep (3D Input for PhotoShop, etc.)

Supports 2D CAD Elements to 3D PDF Conversion

Supports CAD Text to 3D PDF Conversion

Full DWG Input File Analysis

PDF Paper Format Selection

DWG Layout Selection

Scale Selection

PDF Version Selection (1.1-1.7)

PDF/A Output with ISO Norm Standard

Margin Selection

Plot Area Selection

Zooms to Extensions or to Last View

Outputs Each Layout as Separate PDF File

Outputs Each DWG as Separate PDF File

Outputs all DWG in One Common PDF File

Offers PDF Security Option – Watermark

Offers Layer Name Conversion

Offers Sorting of Entities on Layers

Offers Additional Directories for Fonts and Xrefs

Embeds TTF and SHX Fonts

TTF Font Optimization

ASCII Hex Encoding

Generates Searchable TTF Text

Generates Searchable SHXText

Option to Place TTF Text as Geometry

Option to Place SHX Text as Geometry

Print2CAD 2024 Publisher Optimization Features:

Creates PDF Layers Based on DWG Layers

Generates New Layers

Changes Layer Names

Offers PDF Encoding, Passwords and Permissions

Repairs Corrupted DWG/DXF

Offers Geometry Optimization

Offers Merging of Colors on Crossing Lines

Offers Compression of Internal PDF Streams

Line Type Scale (LTScale) Selection

Line Weight Scale Selection

Option to Draw a QR Code in the Output File (free Text or Drawing Name)

Hyperlink Export

Create Linearized PDF (for fast Web Presentations)

Enable Measuring Scale in PDF Raster Pictures

Hidden-Line-Algorithm Image Cropping

Separate Geometry DPI up to 40.000 DPI

Separate Hatch DPI up to 720 DPI

Separate B&W Pictures DPI up to 720 DPI

Separate Color Pictures DPI up to 720 DPI

User Defined Plot Settings

Use of Predefined Plot Settings

Option to Plot With Original Colors and Line Weights

Option to Plot in Grey Scale

Option to Plot in Black and White

Option to Plot with any CTB File (CAD Plot Settings Table)

Offers Text Scaling Factors

Offers Text Position Moving

System Requirements:

BackToCAD Publisher is a part of Pritn2CAD 2024 converter and can not be purchased separately.

System: 64bit Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista® (SP1)

BackToCAD™ Publisher is a stand alone Windows (64 bit) program that works independently with all CAD systems (and with all AutoCAD® versions including AutoCAD® 2020).


  • Windows 10: 4 GB RAM (for TIFF, JPEG or scanned PDF Vectorization)
  • Windows 8: 4 GB RAM (for TIFF, JPEG or scanned PDF Vectorization)
  • Windows 7: 4 GB RAM (for TIFF, JPEG or scanned PDF Vectorization)
  • Windows Vista: 2 GB RAM (for TIFF, JPEG or scanned PDF Vectorization)