PUBLISH (Command)


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

Access Methods


 Ribbon:  Output tab Plot panel Batch Plot Not available on the ribbon in the current workspace
 Menu:  File Publish Not available in menus in the current workspace
 Toolbar: Standard


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

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, options are displayed. (Not available in AutoCAD LT)