About the question of converting AutoCAD to gif, this article will give you a satisfactory answer with the converting software—docPrint Document Converter Professional. You will find that not every software can be so easy like docPrint Document Converter Professional.
Here are some short introduction to docPrint Document Converter Professional. In fact, docPrint Document Converter Professional, also called docPrint Pro, is a software product that dynamically converts MS Office 97/2000/XP/2003/2007, WordPerfect, AutoCAD DWG, PostScript, Adobe Acrobat PDF and many other document types to Adobe Acrobat PDF, PostScript, EPS, XPS, PCL, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PCX, EMF, WMF, GIF, TGA, PIC, PCD and BMP etc formats. It works in both GUI version and Command Line version. With docPrint Document Converter Professional you can convert your documents from and to 50+ formats easily.
There are three applications in docPrint Pro, one of which is virtual printer to be interpreted in this article. docPrint is a Windows printer driver which saves ink, paper and time by controlling printed output, it supports print 2, 4, 6, 8 or 16 pages on a single sheet of paper, it also supports scale A0, A1, A2, A3 papers to standard Letter or A4 paper sizes.
docPrint is easy-to-use, just print a document to "docPrint", you will be able to start using Document Printer software.
To download docPrint Pro, you can click on the following link: http://www.verypdf.com/artprint/docprint_pro_setup.exe. After installing the software in your computer according to the prompts in each wizard dialog box, you can see docPrint appear in the printer list by clicking “Start”—“Printers and Faxes”, which means it is available now.
Please follow the steps below to convert AutoCAD to gif and you will benefit a lot here.
As the first step of converting AutoCAD to gif, you should run the printer driver by clicking “File”—“Plot” in the opened “dwg” file in AutoCAD. Then choose “docPrint” as your current printer in “Name” combo box of the popup “Print” dialog box.Then click “OK” button. You can also press the hot key “Ctrl”+ “P” on your keyboard to help you open “Plot-model” dialog box. If you have set docPrint as your default printer in your computer, you can right click the dwg file and click “Print” option to run the printer driver instead of opening the file, which will save your work time more.
The second step is to open “Save As” dialog box in “docPrint” dialog box showed in Figure1. There are three ways to open “Save As” dialog box below for your reference.
Method1. Click “File” and click “Save as” in dropdown list.
Method3. Press the hot key “Ctrl”+ “S” combination.
Then the “Save As” dialog box will pop up and you should do the following operations.Please see Figure2.
1.Make sure the directory of the target file in “Save in” combo box.
2.Input the file name in “File name” edit box.
3.Choose the output format for the target file in “Save as type” combo box.
4.Click “Save” button to save the target file.
When the conversion is started, you should wait for a short while and you will see your target file in the location you have set.