Save as DWF Dialog Box
Quick Reference

Sets file options such as file name and location when you create a DWFx file.

Access Methods


 Ribbon: Output tab Export to DWF/PDF panel Export DWF
 Menu: Export DWF Not available in menus in the current workspace
 Command entry: exportdwf


When you export your drawing to a DWF file, the Save As DWF dialog box appears. This dialog box allows you to specify the file name and location, but also allows you to change export, page setup, and plot stamp settings.

List of Options

The following options are displayed.


Opens the Export to DWF/PDF Options palette where you can change DWF file settings such as file location, password-protection, and layer information.

Output Controls

Open in Viewer When Done

Opens the DWF file in the default viewer after export.

Include Plot Stamp

Adds user-defined information such as drawing name, date and time, or plot scale in the DWF file. To edit the plot stamp, click the Plot Stamp button to open the Plot Stamp dialog box.


Selects which part of the drawing to export. If you are in paper space, you can select the current layout or all layouts. If you are in model space, you can select the objects currently displayed, the drawing extents, or a selected area.

Window Selection button

Selects a window area to export from model space.

Page Setup

Exports the DWF file using the settings in the Page Setup Manager or choose to override these settings.

Page Setup Override

Overrides the page settings. Click the Page Setup Override button to display the Page Setup Override dialog box.