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AutoCAD 2016 has many enhancements which we at Ideate, Inc. are detailing for you. PDF creation has several improvements worth noting.
 
Maintaining document hyperlinks and creating bookmarks when printing to a PDF
 
In previous versions of AutoCAD, if a drawing had a hyperlinks, the links were not maintained in a PDF created from the drawing. With AutoCAD 2016, a drawing’s hyperlinks are maintained or converted to PDF bookmark links when printing to PDF. A link to a website or a specific document will retain its link in the PDF. A link to another drawing within a drawing set will be converted to a bookmark link in the PDF. This is useful, for example, when you have a title page drawing with links to each document in a set. When the title page and set are printed to PDF, the drawing links are converted to PDF bookmark links.  Within the PDF, when a link is selected, it jumps to the specific PDF within the set.
 
These new options can be found in the Export to PDF options dialog box, shown below. 
 
 

 

These In short, PDFs created from AutoCAD drawings can maintain the drawing’s hyperlinks and have PDF bookmarks.
 
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         Kate Ming
Kate Ming
AEC Application Specialist
Kate is a California licensed civil engineer with a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley. Prior to Ideate, she worked at a multinational company for four years doing general civil design on large infrastructure projects. She is versed in roadway, rail, utility design and site development. She also has experience with utility demand analysis and Low Impact Development plans. As a Civil 3D Autodesk Certified Professional Kate provides training and support for Civil 3D, AutoCAD, and InfraWorks.