Subject: Publishing a sheet list to DWF or DWFx



Publishing a sheet list to DWF or DWFx prints all referenced sheets at the same time to a .dwf or .dwfx file, depending on the format you choose. DWF and DWFx files allow you to distribute your drawing to others for online viewing, reviewing, and editing.

If the Page Setup column indicates None for a sheet, the sheet is published using the print options specified for the layout.

To publish a sheet list to DWF or DWFx

   1   Do one of the following to choose Publish ():

   On the ribbon, choose the Application button, then choose Publish > Publish, or choose Output > Publish.

   On the menu, choose File > Publish.

   On the Standard toolbar, click the Publish tool.

   Type publish and then press Enter.

   2   Open the desired sheet list:

   Click Load.

   Locate and select the .dsd file to publish.

   Click Open.

For details about creating a sheet list, see Publishing sheet lists.

   3   In Publish To, select DWF or DWFx.

   4   If you regularly publish to DWF or DWFx instead of other formats, optionally click Set as Default.

   5   Click Publish Options and select options for the published .dwf or .dwfx file. Click [?] to see details about each option.

   6   Click OK when done setting publish options.

   7   To assign a different page setup to a sheet, select a page setup from the list for the sheet. To change the page setup, do the following:

   Select the sheet and click Edit. You can also double-click the sheet.

   Select the page setup to change, then click Modify.

   Make your selections, then click OK.

   Click Close.

   8   Verify the status of each sheet in the list:

   No Errors — The sheet is ready for publishing.

   Layout Not Initialized — The sheet’s layout is not assigned a valid printer. If the sheet is assigned a page setup, choose File > Page Setup and specify a valid printer for the page setup. If no page setup is assigned, open the source drawing file, click the referenced Model or Layout tab, choose File > Print, specify a printer, then click Apply to Layout.

   9   To publish a sheet using a specific layer state, select the layer state for the sheet in its Layer State column. The list displays all layer states created for a drawing.

   10   Click Publish.

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