Batch Publish Trial

Win32 and 64, English

JTB World
This app for AutoCAD simplifies the process of publishing sets of drawings to DWF and/or PDF. The trial is fully functional except that it only publishes up to 5 drawings or layouts per session.

General Usage Instructions

Before running the application's main command, please make sure you have saved your work: AutoCAD may be restarted during the batch publishing operation, which would cause any unsaved drawing edits to be lost. The JTBWBATCHPUBLISH command launches the main application dialog. From here you must specify the source directory or drawings to publish, as well as the targets: DWF and/or PDF (PDF is only available from AutoCAD 2010). For each chosen target an appropriate destination directory must be specified. These settings will be remembered when the JTBWBATCHPUBLISH command is used again. From this dialog it's possible to change further configuration settings. The "Configure" button brings up a dialog allowing you to specify whether to publish DWG and/or DXF files, as well as specifying a timeout delay, after which the application will decide that AutoCAD needs to be restarted during the batch publish.

Screenshots

Batch Publish Main Form
Configure
Status

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

JTBWBATCHPUBLISH

Launches the main Batch Publish application dialog.

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app from Autodesk Exchange has already installed the app. You may need to restart AutoCAD to activate the app. To uninstall this app, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 ) or Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP), and uninstall as you would any other application from your system. Before purchasing uninstall the trial.

Additional Information

If AutoCAD is restarted, the batch publish process should continue from after the "failed" drawing. It is possible to configure individual drawings, specifying whether to publish individual layouts or not. It is possible to ignore all the model-space sheets of the included drawings. You can also choose to publish only drawings that have been modified since they were last published, streamlining regular publishing operations. After the configuration dialog has been dismissed with the "Done" button, "Publish" will launch the operation itself. At this point two dialogs will be launched (as well as any dialogs AutoCAD needs during individual publish operations). The first is a status dialog, showing the list of drawings found in the source folder and their individual publishing status. The second dialog is an external "regulator" application, which monitors AutoCAD's status and restarts if it takes longer to publish a drawing than the specified timeout. Once completed it's possible to use the status dialog to "Retry" the publishing process on any failed drawings. Otherwise the dialog can simply be closed with "Done": a log file will be found in each of the target folders describing the results of the batch publish. For more details visit http://www.jtbworld.com/Batch-Publish-AutoCAD.htm

Known Issues

None.

Contact

Company Name: JTB World
Support Contact: info@jtbworld.com

Author/Company Information

JTB World is an Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) member developing software for Autodesk® AutoCAD®, Autodesk® Architecture, Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Autodesk® Revit® MEP and Autodesk® Revit® Structure.

Support Information

For support visit http://www.jtbworld.com/contact.htm

Version History

Version Number Version Description

2.0.0

Added support to AutoCAD 2015 (No change in version number)

2.0.0

First version by JTB World.