Publishing to DWF is
like printing to a file. You set up plotting parameters, as if printing
to a physical plotter. You apply those settings to your layout, which
is like a plotting template. You display a layout tab for your map
to activate the layout.
Each view of your map
(which initially includes model space and two default layout spaces)
is considered a sheet in your map sheet set. Learn more about sheet
sets in the Help.
Use the Publish dialog
box to specify the sheets to publish and whether to publish to a
plotter or a file.
exercise uses the BuildMap1.dwg map
you created and modified in the previous exercises.
To publish to DWF
- Save your map.
You cannot plot or publish without saving first.
- Click Output tabPlot
- In the Plot dialog
box, select a Printer/Plotter.
- Click Apply To Layout,
and then click Cancel.
Printer/plotter settings are applied to your
publishing job without sending the job to a plotter or printer.
- If Model and Layout tabs
are not displayed just below your map, right-click in the status area at the
bottom of the application window. Click Display Model And Layout
- Click the Layout 1 tab.
- Click Publish.
Do not choose an option
from the Publish submenu. Click the
word Publish in the application
- In the Publish dialog
box, in the Sheets To Publish list, make
sure that only the sheets you want are selected.
For example, if another map is open, its model
and layout views appear in the list. The default Layout2 view
of the current map also appears. Select any undesired entries (such
as Layout2) and click Remove
- Under Publish To,
- Click Publish Options and
click Layer Information (under DWF
Data Options). On the pull-down menu in this field, click Include.
This setting publishes
each layer in your map to a separate layer in DWF. In Design Review,
you can turn the display of these layers on and off independently.
- Click OK to close
the Publish Options dialog box.
- In the Publish dialog
box, click Publish (at the bottom of
- Specify a location and a name for the
published file and click Select.
- If you are prompted to save the sheet
list, click No.
- You might see a message telling you that
the job is processing in the background. Click OK to
dismiss the message.
The files needed by Autodesk Design Review are
published to the file you specified. Monitor the progress of the
publishing operation by holding your cursor over the animated icon
in the lower-right corner.
When the job is complete, a bubble appears in
the bottom, right-hand corner of the window. Click the link in the
bubble to view any warnings or errors. Close the window when you
Where you are now
You have published your
map to a DWF file, which can be displayed in Autodesk Design Review.
To continue this tutorial,
go to Lesson 9: Branch Out - Find Data Sources