(Design Web Format™)
is an open, secure file format developed by Autodesk for sharing
engineering design data. DWF files are highly compressed, so they
are small and fast to transmit and view.
DWF files are useful
for the following:
- Publishing complex maps that use a variety
of feature sources to a compact file that can be used in the field.
All information from the original map, including stylization, is
- Sharing maps with people who do not have
a copy of AutoCAD Map 3D. These people can download the free viewer
to see the maps.
All layers and styles
are published, with no loss of information. If you have joined
data to layers in your map, the joined data
is published. You can include graphical elements, including any
draped raster files. You can include attribute data.
If your map has a coordinate
system assigned to it, AutoCAD Map 3D includes that coordinate system
for each sheet in the published DWF file.