Subject: Exporting to a DWF format file



DWF format files allow you to publish your drawings so they can be viewed on the Internet using a Web browser. CADdirect exports your drawing to a Design Web Format (.dwf) file, which can be viewed in a Web browser if Autodesk Design Review is also installed on the computer. Design Review is a free tool from Autodesk.

You can export your drawing to a 2D .dwf file or a 3D .dwf file. 2D .dwf files have smaller file sizes, but cannot be viewed in three dimensions. 3D .dwf files can be viewed in three dimensions using the Autodesk® Design Review, but have larger file sizes.

To export a drawing to a .dwf file

   1   Do one of the following:

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

   On the menu, choose File > Export.

   Type export and then press Enter.

   2   In Save As Type, choose Design Web Format (dwf).

   3   Specify the name of the file you want to create.

   4   Click Save.

   5   Choose the entity-selection method, and then create a selection set that contains the entities you want to export.

   6   Choose how you want to export:

   DWF File Version — Choose the file version you want. Version 4.2 can export entities on the Model tab only (no layouts). Version 5.5 can export the current layout only. Version 6.0 can export the current layout or all layouts.

   DWF File Format — Choose the desired file format. Compressed binary files have a smaller file size than uncompressed binary files (both are 2D .dwf files). ASCII files have the largest file size for 2D .dwf files, but 3D .dwf files have larger file sized and can be viewed in three dimensions.

   Layout to Export — Choose whether to export the current layout only, or all layouts in the drawing.

   7   Click OK.

   8   When you have finished selecting entities, press Enter.

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