Category: DWF

Design Web Format (DWF) is a secure file format developed by Autodesk for the efficient distribution and communication of rich design data to anyone who needs to view, review, or print design files. Because DWF files are highly compressed, they are smaller and faster to transmit than design files, without the overhead associated with complex CAD drawings (or the management of external links and dependencies). With DWF functionality, publishers of design data can limit the specific design data and plot styles to only what they want recipients to see and can publish multisheet drawing sets from multiple AutoCAD drawings in a single DWF file. They can also publish 3D models from most Autodesk design applications.

Design Review 2010 Released and Supporting PDF’s

  As you might expect, the new release of AutoCAD has brought with it a new release of Design Review. It’s been a free download for a few years now, and until this year it’s interface had remained largely the same. Perhaps the most noticeable feature

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Georeferenced DWF Files

I have come to rely on my power users.  Just the other day one of my power users (Michael Elander) came to me asking about georeferenced DWF’s.  To be frankly honest my knowledge of georeferenced DWF’s really extended no further than a flier I picked up

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Autodesk Wii

Back towards the beginning of February I made a post “Bring All Text To Front and a Wii Tip”.  Long story short I brought my Nintendo Wii along for evening entertainment during a ski trip, and well forgot the sensor bar.  I know – stupid me. 

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Design Review – Beyond the DWF

By this time next week I will be among many of you, enjoying the Autodesk University 2007 in fabulous Las Vegas, NV. Being both the 25th anniversary of Autodesk, and the 15th anniversary of Autodesk University, it’s sure to be a spectacular event.  To that end

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Design Review’s Digital Light Table

For years now I personally have been convinced the DWF format is far superior to the PDF format. Until recently I represented a small minority, as most people still preferred the older and more established PDF format. In the past year or so it seems that

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Geospatial Data in a DWF file

In observance of the “National Orange Effect Day” The CAD Geek Blog is proudly displaying the colors of Virginia Tech – Orange and Maroon. Those of us who work with geospatial data (aka GIS Data) know how incredibly valuable the data can be. Living in the digital

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Design Review 2008 – Now Available

Back towards the end of March I wrote in a post titled “Autodesk AutoCAD 2008 Release Dates” that the release date of Design Review 2008 was April 17, 2007. Apparently our friends at Autodesk decided to be nice and release Design Review 2008 a little early.

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DWF Markup Sets – Part 2

In my DWF Markup Sets – Part 1 post we explored just how one would go about creating a DWF Markup Set. Creating a DWF of the sheet(s) we would like to markup was of course the first step required in fully utilizing the Design Review technology. Frankly, the technical part of creating and using DWF Markup Sets is mostly done within AutoCAD. The Design …

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DWF Markup Sets – Part 1

Autodesk’s decision to make their Design Review 2007 program a free download opens up the collaborative abilities of DWF’s to many across the board. As mentioned in my previous post, it is now plausible to ask clients to install Design Review, and use low-cost DWF’s instead

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Design Review – Now FREE!

For years Autodesk programs such as AutoCAD have been able to create DWF files. As most know, creating DWF files within the vast majority of Autodesk’s products is very quick and easy. Of course despite how easy Autodesk has made the creation of DWF files, industry

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