Chrome PDF Instructions

Chrome PDF Instructions

If you are using Chrome and experiencing a problem trying to view CAD/REVIT PDFs, it may be related to Chrome’s built-in PDF Viewer. You may have better results using Adobe Reader.

Activate Adobe Reader

  1. Open your Chrome browser and in the address bar type: chrome://plugins and then press Enter to open the Chrome Plug-ins Management Screen.
  2. Scroll down to the Adobe Reader plugin and click the enable link (if you don’t see the Adobe Reader plugin listed, see ‘Install Adobe Reader’ below).
  3. Close and re-open Chrome.
  4. You should now be able to view CAD/REVIT PDF’s using Adobe Reader.

Install Adobe Reader
If you don’t see Adobe Reader in your Chrome plugins list, use the instructions below to install it.

  1. Go to
  2. Unclick the checkbox for the optional McAfee Security Scan offer if you don’t want it.
  3. Click the Install now button.
  4. Follow the prompts to install Adobe Reader on your computer.
  5. Follow the instructions above to activate Reader for Chrome.

If you still experience problems viewing CAD/REVIT PDF’s, you may wish to try either FireFox or Internet Explorer.