Publishes drawings to
DWF, DWFx, or PDF files automatically to a specified location.
Shortcut menu: Right-click
in the command window, or (with no commands active and no objects
selected) right-click in the drawing area, and choose Options. Select
the Plot and Publish tab.
options for publishing drawings to DWF, DWFx, or PDF files when you
save or close a drawing file, or issue the AUTOPUBLISH command.
List of Options
The following options
Specifies where DWF or
PDF files are saved when you publish drawing sheets.
- Publish on
Specifies when the publishing
- Save (Publishes when the drawing is saved)
- Close (Publishes when the drawing is
- Prompt on Save (Publishes when the drawing is
prompted to save)
- Prompt on Close (Publishes when the drawing
is prompted to close)
Specifies a directory
where exported files are saved when you publish drawings by selecting the
following options in the list:
- Drawing folder
- DWF and PDF (sub-folder relative to Drawing folder)
- Previously selected location
Click the [...] button
to specify a new location to save the published drawings.
Specifies whether to
publish the model, the layouts or both the model and layouts are
saved when you publish drawings.
General DWF/PDF options
Specifies options for
creating a single-sheet or multi-sheet DWF, DWFx, and PDF files.
- File Format
Specifies whether the
DWG should be published as a DWF, DWFx, or PDF file.
Specifies that a single-sheet
or a multi-sheet is generated for all the sheets listed in the Publish
- Layer Information
Specifies whether layer
information is included in the published DWF, DWFx, or PDF file.
for 3D DWF entries does not get published.
- Merge Control
Specifies whether overlapping
lines overwrite (the top line hides
the bottom line) or merge (the colors of the lines
DWF Data Options
Lists and allows you
to specify the data that you can optionally include in the published
- Password Protection
Specifies options for
protecting DWF, DWFx, or PDF files with passwords.
- Block Information
Specifies whether block
property and attribute information is included in the published
DWF, DWFx, or PDF files.
NoteYou must set block
information to Include in order for block template file information
to be available.
- Block Template File
Allows you to create
a new block template (DXE) file, edit an existing block template
file, or use the settings of a previously created block template
Create opens the Publish
Block Template dialog box, in which you
can create a new block template.
Edit opens the Select
Block Template dialog box (a standard file
selection dialog box), in which you can select
an existing block template to modify.