Export to DWF/PDF Options Palette
Quick Reference

Specifies the general export options for the DWF, DWFx, or PDF file, such as file location, password protection, and whether or not to include layer information.

Access Methods


 Ribbon: Output tab Export to DWF/PDF panel Export DWF
 Command entry: exportsettings

List of Options

The following options are displayed.

General DWF/PDF options

Changes general settings for DWF, DWFx, and PDF files.


Specifies where the DWF, DWFx, or PDF files are saved when you export drawings.


Specifies whether to export single sheets or multiple sheets from the drawing.

Override Precision

Selects a precision preset that offers the best file resolution for your field or creates a new precision preset by selecting Manage Precision Presets. This dpi setting overrides the dpi settings in the DWF, DWFx, or PDF driver.


Names multi-sheet files, prompts for name during export, or specifies the name before export.

Layer Information

Includes layer information in the DWF, DWFx, or PDF file.

Merge control

Specifies whether overlapping lines merge (the colors of the lines blend together into a third color) or overwrite (the last plotted line obscures the line beneath it).

DWF Data Options

Changes settings that are only available for DWF and DWFx files.

Password protection

Provides password protection for the DWF, DWFx, or PDF file. You decide whether or not to prompt for the new password during export or to specify the password in this dialog box.


Enters the password for the DWF, DWFx, or PDF file.

Block Information

Specifies block property and attribute information in the DWF, DWFx, or PDF file

Block Template File

Provides options for creating a new block template (DXE) file, editing an existing block template file, or using the settings of a previously created block template file.