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under DWF File Name. enter use. because sharing rich 2D and 3D design DWF files from Autodesk products is 3ddwfpublish. to be saved. or use the [. has taken a lot of time and effort. Autodesk® DWF™ Writer. Under Objects to Publish.. • Information on how to publish 1. available in the product documentation. click one of mation needed to get the most from DWF. All model space objects are published to the 3D DWF file. In the 3D DWF Publish dialog box. team members.autodesk. On the command line. In fact.autodesk. change the name and location of the DWF file information across the entire project team. or sharing work with extended into every Autodesk® design applica. which are published to the download of this software. Publish Publish Sharing complex design information has never been Publish 3D DWF Files from easy. • All Model Space Objects. . *This product is subject to the terms and conditions Create a selection set of model space of the end-user license agreement that accompanies objects. els with the 3D DWF PUBLISH command. information is a snap with DWF. 2006–based products. not to tion and available free* of charge when available only if you have installed the 3D using third-party applications with the DWF Publishing feature with AutoCAD® mention bandwidth.. 3D DWF file. sending sheet sets and AutoCAD-Based Products The ability to publish DWF files is built Create and publish DWF files of 3D mod- 3D models to printers. To learn more the following: about DWF visit www.com/dwf. completely digital 2. DWF-based designs are compact. individual users and entire project teams with the infor. Since design files are large. secure. and easy-to. Information is also available online at workflows become possible—streamlining the flow of www. • Selected Model Space Objects.] button to navigate to a new location for the This handy pocket guide of DWF Tips and Tricks provides 3D DWF file. DWF™ technology changes all that.com/dwf-publishing. 3.

You can leave the other DPI property and attribute information in values (Gradient Resolution. If the drawing contains xrefs. Group individual 3. select Include from the • Object Type. 5. greater the precision but the larger the 1. Information. click DWF File. Clear the check Specify the pixel resolution for vector Enable team members to access box if you do not want to display the and raster graphics when creating DWF AutoCAD block properties in the DWF objects grouped by xref hierarchy in files. and then click the set to Don’t Include. Block a tree control. Block Information is in the tree control. choose Plot to lish To. and drop-down list. Valid values from the pull-down menu 5. and then click group individual objects in the DWF display the Plot dialog box. you 4.pc3 is 3. 2. In the Publish Options dialog box. the Increase the Precision of Add Object Properties from Group By Xref Hierarchy option is the DWF File AutoCAD Blocks selected by default. Use the tinue with publishing tasks or close the keyboard to enter a custom value.Publish Publish 4. Select Graphics from the tree. objects by object type (for example. Select Custom Properties by block). the file by setting DWF publishing options. the published DWF file. Click OK. In the Publish dialog box. choose Publish. Set Vector Resolution to the desired can use the viewer to view or print block value. either con- are between 150 and 4800. Group individual objects selected. expand it. and Black 4. Click OK. In the Publish dialog box. and Grayscale Resolution. Color the DWF file. file size. From the File menu. Ensure that DWF 6 ePlot. setting to include block information. Publish Options. file for viewing. as 30270. select one of the following options to 2. such dialog box. From the File menu. • Layer. . and White Resolution) as they are. Under Group Individual Objects By. under Pub- 1. Click Properties to display by layer. under DWF Data Options. The higher the resolution. If you change the Custom Properties button. Note: By default.

Click the Publish DWF button on the drawing or 3D model into DWF. DWF to automatically turn your 2D 1.Publish Publish Pass It On: Publish DWF and Email Publish from Microsoft Office Publish from SolidWorks® 2005 or Easily email a DWF file when using Documents Pro/ENGINEER® Wildfire 2. • The subject displays the name of Microsoft application toolbar. choose Print and then other applications. Specify a file name and location for Autodesk DWF Viewer is provided the published DWF file. 3. and 2.com/dwf-publishing. automatically creating a new email Internet Explorer) and share them as 1. Excel®.0 software. part of the project set. Visio®. to streamline the process. or from • Learn about publishing from the published DWF file. Works® 2005 or Pro/ENGINEER® Wildfire Word. select Publish message. Install Autodesk DWF Writer 3 to publish 1.0 Autodesk DWF Writer. • The default email application opens. of available printers. Choose Print. attached to the file. the File menu. • The URL to download the free 2.autodesk. Outlook. With Autodesk DWF Writer installed. . Select the file to be published. and users can publish DWF files from 3D models and design data from Solid- choose Publish DWF and Email. From the file menu. by visiting • The DWF file is automatically select Autodesk DWF Writer in the list www. Microsoft® applications (PowerPoint®.

design information. appears. press the Up Arrow DWF™ Viewer means that everyone on and pull apart individual pieces of a key to move away from the origin or the the team can navigate sheet sets. and print whatever 1. choose Move Move Within a Plane they need. access model: Down Arrow to move toward the origin. To rotate the part in 45 degree increments. right. or rotate. Or press the Down Arrow key to rotate 1 degree clockwise or the Up Arrow key to rotate 1 degree counterclockwise. In the Model palette or view area. applications or with the free Autodesk origin. click that axis near the required the purchase of CAD software. click the parts that you want to move direction. the free*. In the move left. of the end-user license agreement that accompanies download of this software. Roll the cursor over a plane defined by Download the free Autodesk DWF Begin Move two axes until a plane icon with arrows Viewer at www. On the axis along which you want to In the past. Model palette. viewing rich design data gate 3D models published from Autodesk move the part. Or use the keyboard arrows to the part again (Ctrl+click). and click.autodesk. click near the end of the axis and drag the part around the axis. Drag the part in any View & Print dwfviewer-download.com/ 2. Drag in either direction along the Now. Result . and drag the part in any Press and hold the Ctrl key and click direction. Move Parallel to the Screen Remove a Part from the Selection Click the origin. use Shift+click to select Rotate consecutive parts by clicking the first On the axis around which you want to and last parts in the series.View & Print View & Print Pull Apart a 3D Model Move Along an Axis Autodesk DWF Viewer users can navi. downloadable Autodesk® DWF Writer. rotate the part. or down. up. press and hold the Shift key while using *This product is subject to the terms and conditions the keyboard arrows. Alternatively. Follow these steps to rotate axis. From the Tools menu. and click Rotate.

Partnerships with printer manu- plane and manipulate the view in various near the origin. two axes until a plane icon with arrows tions: tion plane) and a tripod drop into the appears. 1. Cut 3D Cross Sections Move Along an Axis Use Flexible Printing Options On the axis along which you want to Preview the job before sending it to the Cut through a model with a section move the section plane. Hot spots appear. • Landscape or Portrait time. YZ Section. Drag the section Before View & Print View & Print center of the model. Full Page or the Current View the model to reveal a cross section. The three legs. After . move or rotate the section If you press and hold the Shift key while plane by moving the cursor over using the keyboard arrows to rotate. 2. each the section plane rotates in 45 degree enabling the user to move the section increments. and click. Rotate • Fit to Page or Print to Scale 3. the tripod. XY Section. A transparent purple sheet (the sec. Click the Up Arrow key to fast. Roll the cursor over a plane defined by Choose from among the following op- 2. To change the cross section Drag the section plane around the axis. click the axis printer. Print to Spec menu. of the tripod On the axis around which you want to meet at a central point called the • Tile across multiple pages rotate. origin. move away from the origin or the Down 1. click near the end of the axis. high-quality output. Drag the section plane in reveal a different cross section each any direction. Paper Size or select Use DWF Move Parallel to Screen Move or rotate the section plane to Paper Size Click the origin. revealed. or XZ Section. plane in a different way. plane and flipping the view. or axes. Drag in either direction facturers like HP and Océ help assure ways by moving and rotating the section along the axis. Open a model and from the Tools Arrow key to move toward the origin. cutting through plane in any direction. choose Cross Section> Customize the settings that affect Move Within a Plane output from standard to large format.

3. bolts. AutoCAD® 2006– View>Show>Hyperlinks (Ctrl+H) to 2. and client presentation. and Autodesk Inventor® preview. or bill of materials. from the Insert menu. appears if you are connected to a supported HP ® Designjet™ printer. From the File menu. file. . select Autodesk DWF Viewer Control Object and then Properties to embed an interactive DWF. Choose the settings that affect your display hyperlinks in blue. Note: To view the document. then right-click and doors. Excel. The Viewer or Autodesk® DWF™ Composer. select the Prop. Alternatively. and more. or Word whether it’s a Click the selector button. and enter your search string to choose Object and Autodesk DWF find data within the DWF file such as Viewer Control. Properties from the drop-down menu. select 2. of the DWF file. To follow a based products. and then choose Object Share the full design intent in Microsoft button. Autodesk® Architectural Desktop 2004 From the main menu. Click the Properties window. • The optimal print settings are chosen automatically based on the properties In Microsoft® Windows® Explorer. product documenta- Note: The button automatically then click the block to display tion. Click the HP Instant Printing erties window. drawing. PowerPoint. the block data. Preview What You Print Access Design Intelligence Navigate Sheets or Views Using 1. the user must have Autodesk DWF Viewer installed. or web page to which it View and Sort Object Properties was linked opens. Search. 1. choose Print to Publish detailed design information from Hyperlinks open the Print dialog box. like paper size or landscape hyperlink. for viewing in Autodesk DWF view. hold down the Ctrl key and software. Access Block Information Present in Microsoft Office Print Instantly to HP Printers View & Print View & Print In the Content Browser. Click the Show Print Preview button. Drag the file from Windows Explorer Search for Design Data into the document. click the hyperlink (Ctrl+click). choose and later versions. Applications 1.

and versions are automatically tracked. round-trip redlines and changes back 3. Post Files to Autodesk Buzzsaw Follow these steps to efficiently share Bonus Autodesk DWF Viewer Tips Review & Mark Up Autodesk DWF Viewer and Autodesk your designs: 1. Drag DWF files into the project folder. 2. View & Print move or rotate the axis that points directly toward you. Use the mouse wheel button to zoom DWF Composer are fully integrated into in and out. All triad at least slightly oblique to the changes are automatically tracked and screen to move or rotate. team members can review. You cannot kept in the context of the design. list views. to show thumbnails. Notify the project team using the hand. the Autodesk® Buzzsaw® collaborative down and move the mouse. and mark up designs. hold the button No more looking through faxes and 1. emails to incorporate feedback by 2. keep the to the original design application. Review & Mark Up . Select Options in the Content Browser Buzzsaw notification system. Updates software. or measure. and then bookmarks of the original DWF data. When rotating 3D objects. To pan. With Autodesk DWF Composer project management solution.

pan and zoom to the desired view. Select from the 48 predefined colors determine lengths. custom symbol tools in addition to or one of your own. 1. measurement of design elements in the range of movement when marking up DWF file. and 1. and then click your points. and drawings. Snap to Endpoints markup tools. feature help project team members to-use shapes. use the Selection are applying the starting and ending tool and press Delete. turn on the Snap to Geometry feature. and areas. Change the Text Color and Line Color Control Markup Shape on the main menu. points of the dimension. To change and automatically store a new view. and then move the markup slightly or modify it in some way. zoom in to the section of the drawing to which you 2. text. freehand. To achieve greater accuracy. To delete a markup. midpoints. Work with Advanced Redlines Color Code Reviews Measure Accurately and Markups Use different markup colors to indicate The dimension tools with the AutoSnap™ Autodesk DWF Composer includes easy. the current Review & Mark Up Review & Mark Up view of the page is stored with that mark- up. and lines for precision Hold down the Shift key to constrain the chosen color. press the Esc key and Zoom In for Greater Accuracy try again. . Save a New Markup View When you create a markup. stamp. To start again. Click the Tools command. Set the measure tools to snap to end- 2. polylines. different users.

bills of materials. Review & Mark Up Review & Mark Up . raster images. Add a snapshot to an existing DWF file. and click Open or press Enter. or text ing images. In Autodesk DWF Composer. Drag a page or pages into an email Stamps and Symbols button. Select Import DWF as Symbol or more snapshots to a blank file. Drag and drop. other project information. of image files. Create Your Own Stamp 3. Use Custom Symbols and Stamps Manage Your Project Information Drag and Drop Use symbols to annotate and mark up in One Place Combine DWF files. combin. images. DWF file or send it out for review: Create Custom Symbol Catalog Publish the 2D drawings. click the Snapshot Tool 2. or highlight the text you want to change. or use File>Open to to a DWF file using the Autodesk DWF specifications. Set up the subject of your screen shot. 2. that contains your symbols. Capture Information with files. and view and mark up many different types Writer. 2. project timelines. Work with multiple document types in other project information into a single one multisheet DWF sheet set. or onto the desktop to create a new or create a new DWF file by adding one DWF file. by double-clicking a stamp and typing to insert text. 1. such as JPEG or GIF import this file into the symbol catalog. From the toolbar. Click the Snapshot 3. Catalog. 1. and information in the office or in the field. 1. Click the Capture button on Create custom annotations and stamps the Snapshot window title bar. sketches. Browse for and select the DWF file button.

autodesk. 1. Composer within websites or third.com/ removals.autodesk.com/dwfcomposer-discussion Autodesk DWF Composer across your still appears in the Windows Task 2.tarma.exe /q2: Perform Save DWF Files That You View Additional Resources an invisible installation.com/dwf-developers and click on Code Samples.com/dwftoolkit Note: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5. Alternatively. the Setup by using the <object> element tag.) you are viewing. In this mode.com/dwf-developers menus. as well as control of the viewer Advanced Tips for unattended installations and www. specify a file name.com/dwfviewer as navigation to a specific page or view. unattended) installation. Advanced Tips Advanced Tips 2.com/store 1. Right-click the DWF file and choose Participate in the Discussion Groups Install Across Your Company a completely hidden user interface.autodesk. provides instruction on features such wizard is suppressed and the entire www. The documentation www.exe /q: Perform a DWF Viewer in web pages.com/dwfwriter at www.autodesk. behavior.com/support/index. uninstallation process is performed www. or of a DWF file published to a website: tips from the experts.com/dwf-publishing control over layer visibility. Follow these steps to save a local copy Visit the DWF Center Take advantage of these advanced DWF the entire installation. programming interface (API) documenta- smooth installation of the free Autodesk tion to integrate DWF Viewer or DWF www. This feature is intended www. 2.autodesk. documentation. Embed DWF files directly in web pages party applications. registration.autodesk. www. installation.htm#/ ActiveX control that is embedded in ® Autodesk DWF Composer application Microsoft Internet Explorer. Access an HTML sample that demon. Find Product Information silent (quiet. Embed Autodesk DWF Viewer Use API to Customize and Extend www. though.com/dwfviewer-discussion Install Autodesk DWF Viewer or (Note. registration. Save As. the ability to tion process is performed without user strates how to embed a DWF file at show and hide the toolbar and context Find Developer Tools and Information intervention. or uninstalla.autodesk. using command-line Manager’s list of running processes.com/dwf without user intervention and with 1.autodesk.com/dwf-discussion company easily. scripting and the Tarma installation Get Free Downloads software.autodesk.htm. DwfViewerSetup.autodesk.com/dwfcomposer-trial Tarma installation software is available Autodesk DWF Viewer is available as an Use the Autodesk DWF Viewer and www. that the Setup process www.01 or dwf-developers to download the API later is required. .autodesk.com/dwfviewer-download Note: Detailed information about the in HTML Documents Functionality www.autodesk. Visit www. DwfViewerSetup.autodesk. providing a ® Purchase Autodesk DWF Composer support/cmdline. www. To save a local copy of the DWF file www.com/dwfcomposer During silent installations. click the Save As button on the toolbar.autodesk. www.autodesk.

Siemens Logistics and Assembly Systems Inc. © 2005 Autodesk. Inc. All other brand names. AutoSnap. and DWF are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk.Additional Resources “DWF is an intelligent design format. Advanced Tips Autodesk. meaning that engineering data is not lost when drawings are converted from DWG. product names. in the USA and other countries. 000000000000116346 . DWF allows us to zoom in on drawings with vector precision and view all the intelligence built into the files. Inc. AutoCAD. DWF out-performs all the other available formats so drastically that there’s hardly a comparison between them. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. Buzzsaw. All rights reserved. or trademarks belong to their respective holders.” View & Print — Chas Thompson. Senior AutoCAD Support Engineer.. and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.