Cadalyst Tip Reviewer Brian Benton shares a tip on how to get PDF files to show up in your AutoCAD sheet set.
"AutoCAD has sheet sets, which help you organize your drawing set files and provide a managing tool for those files. Because it’s AutoCAD-based, it can handle only AutoCAD (DWG) files. Sometimes, though, I get third-party drawings for my set in the form of PDFs, not DWGs. That’s a problem when I want to print the entire set of drawings. Sheet Set Manager prints things in a very easy way; basically, you just press the Print button. But if I have extra PDF files that go with my set, I have to take an extra step to print them. Or, if I’m on vacation and the set needs printing, will other users know to print the PDF files, too?
"Here’s how I get around that problem: I create a blank DWG file and reference the PDFs into as many paper space tabs as I need to. I then add those sheets to my sheet set. The Sheet Set Manager and AutoCAD think they are handling a DWG file, which they are, and will print them with no issue. Also, if I e-transmit the set, the PDFs go with them, too."