How to Publish to DWF?


BricsCAD doesn't have a Publish to DWF option.


At present we do not have plans to implement publish to DWF and related features: DWF is bound to become obsolete, Autodesk® is no longer actively pushing it.


There are possible ways to produce DWF from DWG file in BricsCAD:

  • The EXPORT command supports 2D and 3D DWF formats.
  • PUBLISH to PDF using either the native PrintasPDF printer or a PDF printer installed in windows, and then use a standalone converter to convert PDF to DWF.
  • PUBLISH to free Autodesk® DWF Writer printer driver (32 BIT ONLY, obsolete but can still be found).

Set up this driver, then set it as a printer on a Page setup and publish to it.


Autodesk® DWF Writer

There have been issues with this DWF writer: on 64 bits it sometimes requires administration rights to run correctly.

Also, it may be possible to print to the DWFx file type only. Even if you logged on with administrative rights, it could be necessary to run the BricsCAD as administrator to print to DWF files. Autodesk® Design Review can open DWFx files and save them in the DWF format, if necessary.