About Publishing

Publishing provides a streamlined alternative to plotting multiple drawings by providing compressed representations of drawings in a file that is easy to view and distribute.

Publishing provides an easy way to create a paper or an electronic drawing set.

An electronic drawing set is the digital equivalent of a set of printed drawings. You create an electronic drawing set by publishing drawings to a PDF file. You can create a paper drawing set by publishing the layouts to the printer named in its page setup.

Using the Batch Publish dialog box, you can assemble a collection of drawings to publish. Once you have created a list of layouts in the Batch Publish dialog box, you can publish the drawings to any of the following:

  • The printer named in each layouts page setup
  • A single, multi-sheet PDF file containing 2D content
  • Multiple single-sheet PDF files containing 2D content