BlackBox AutoPublish

BlackBox AutoPublish

Win32 and 64, English

BlackBox AutoPublish for Autodesk® AutoCAD® allows users to AUTOPUBLISH only the drawing(s) they want.

General Usage Instructions

BlackBox AutoPublish for Autodesk AutoCAD allows users to AUTOPUBLISH only the drawing(s) they want. Avoid unnecessary plots of master files, models, or external references when AUTOPUBLISH is executed at Save, or Close (depending on user settings). Simply configure AUTOPUBLISH as desired, and then use the BBOXAUTOPUBLISH Command to enter a WCMATCH string, which is compared against the active drawing's folder (the DWGPREFIX), and the file naming convention of the drawing itself (the DWGNAME), in order to allow (or disallow) the built-in AUTOPUBLISH functionality accordingly. Please note that a default value of "*.*" is used on first run, which allows for all drawings (same as OOTB support), and must be changed before this plug-in will begin to disallow drawings which do not meet the entered criteria.



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Open the BlackBox AutoPublish for Autodesk® AutoCAD® help file (bbox_AutoPublishHelp.html) in the user's default application.


Prompts the user to enter a case-sensitive WCMATCH string used to determine which drawings are allowed to be published according to user's AUTOPUBLISH settings.


Check out more BlackBox Apps in the user's default web browser.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk Exchange has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart AutoCAD to activate the plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

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Version History

Version Number Version Description


2.4.2 Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2024 now supported. 2.3.0 Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2015-2022 now supported.


Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2015-2022 now supported.


Initial release.

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