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Civil 3D – 2010 Publish DWF

I have always been a huge fan of DWF publishing.  I found a few new things, and thought I’d make a few notes.

Batch Plot


Selecting Batch Plot activates the publish dialog, and feeds it all the current drawings that are open.  You get same publishing interface as the ‘Select Tabs, right click and publish’ that we were used to, but here you are not limited to selected layouts.


The publishing is similar to the previous version, however there are a few differences.


Publish To


Publishing now includes the PDF option

Automatically load all open drawings


This is a cool feature.  When checked the application beings in every available layout from every available open drawing.  Model tabs too.

Note the ‘Unsaved Drawing’ Layouts below.


The buttons at the upper left can be used to add and remove sheet layouts from other sources.

Publish Options Information

The options are substantially the same, but they have displayed then in a useful and easy to read manner.


Also, remember that the Layer Include information is defaulted to true.

You may also want to turn off the publish in background.  I still had some problems with it on.


April 30, 2009 - Posted by | 2010, Publish | , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. No matter how hard I try, the settings for publishing to pdf do not seem to function as intended. The sheets all end up in one pdf regardless of if I select multi-sheet or single-sheet and the layering is always on. I have to print individule pdfs to keep this from happening. Do you know how to fix this problem?

    Comment by Ryan Banning | March 9, 2010 | Reply

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