AutoCAD: Drawing Text is a Comment in PDF’s Created Using Autodesk PDF Driver

April 23, 2021 Jeff Arbogast

Issue:

When you create a PDF using the Autodesk Driver. The text shows as a comment.

Causes:

This is as Designed. This was added as a new feature in AutoCAD 2016.

Solution:

How to disable this feature.

For 2016.1

  • Type  EPDFSHX and select the <Enter> Key.
  • Type 0 as the new value and select the <Enter> Key.

For 2017 and newer

  • Type  PDFSHX and select the <Enter> Key.

Type 0 as the new value and select the <Enter> Key.

About the Author

Jeff Arbogast

Manufacturing Solution Center Team Lead<br><br>Jeff is responsible for manufacturing Technical Support for both internal staff and customers. In addition to the daily activities of the support center, he helps write for the National Support Center blog, and has written online classes for the IMAGINiT training on demand site.

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