Quick Reference

Publishes drawings to DWF, DWFx, and PDF files, or to plotters.

Access Methods


 Ribbon: Output tabPlot panelBatch PlotNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace
 Menu: FilePublishNot available in menus in the current workspace
 Toolbar: Standard 


You can assemble a collection of drawings and create an electronic drawing set. Electronic drawing sets are saved as DWF and DWFx files that can be viewed or plotted using Autodesk Design Review. PDF files can be viewed with a PDF viewer

Select an Exising Drawing Set Description

If you enter +publish at the Command prompt, you can select an existing Drawing Set Descriptions (DSD) file from the Select List of Sheets dialog box (a standard file selection dialog box). The Publish dialog box opens and displays the drawing set saved in the DSD file under Sheets to Publish.

With the FILEDIA system variable set to 0, if you enter +publish at the Command prompt, PUBLISH displays Command prompts.