JTB Batch Publish

JTB Batch Publish

Win32 and 64, English

JTB World Inc.
Publish sheets in Sheet Sets and other drawings with layouts to files like PDF, DWF, PNG, or JPG/JPEG and have the files created named as you want based on a naming formula that you specify.

General Usage Instructions

+ Run JTBBatchPublish from the command line or from the Add-ins/Plug-Ins Ribbon tab panel.

+ Click "Open Sheet Set" to choose a Sheet Set dst file. The Sheet Set content will be shown in the Sheet Set View panel.

+ Click on each sheet to view its properties (in the 2nd panel). Properties are: drawing path, layout, sheet name, sheet number, description, etc. Custom properties are included as well. These properties are used to compose output filename

+ On the "Output Filename Formula" box, right-click to insert fields from a popup menu. Note: Once publish runs, the formula will be saved to a list also on this popup menu. Then in the next runs, you can just pick a saved formula.

+ Output filename formula can have: custom text; fields ([Sheet Name], [Revision Number] etc); and current date fields.

+ Syntax of field is "[Field name]". But better you can get it quickly by click to "Insert fields" menu in the popup.

+ If "Preview Output Filename" is checked, while composing a formula, the Sheet Set view panel will show updated output file names in real-time

+ You can choose an alternative Plotter, Plot Style, and Paper Size

+ Choose an output folder. You can check "Create folders for subsets". It will create a folder hierarchy similar to the subset hierarchy, then publish files there.

+ Don't forget to select sheets in the Sheet Set View panel

+ When everything is ready, click the "Publish" button

From version 2.2, the app supports opening multiple sheet sets, drawings, folders of drawings, and dsd files.

From version 3.0, the app supports publishing multi-sheet PDF files.

From version 4.0, besides layouts, the app can publish title blocks. Also, the attributes of the title block are shown in the Properties panel for you to compose the output file name.

At the top left corner, there are Open, New, Save, and Save As buttons for the working session. You can save the whole working session to a file and reopen it later. The working session file is automatically saved unless you close the working session by clicking the button "Close Current Working Session Without Save"



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


JTB Batch Publish will show.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app. Or, double-click the downloaded installer to install the app. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to be able to run the app.

To uninstall this app, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it.

On Windows 11 and 10 version 1703 or later press Windows+I on the keyboard to access Settings or click or right-click the Windows Start button and then select Settings. Click on Apps (optionally followed by Apps & features). On older Window versions click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features or Control Panel > Add.

Additional Information

Known Issues


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

Author/Company Information

JTB World Inc.

Support Information

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Version History

Version Number Version Description


Added support for AutoCAD 2024


Added option "Start a new working session every time command runs". Then if the current drawing is in a sheet set, new working session will start with that sheet set.


Licensing bug fixed. (no version change)


Added AutoCAD 2023 support. Enables showing title block attributes as properties for layouts in sheet set and dsd file. Fixed minor issues in worksession loading. Fixed error when loading readonly dst file.


Added progress bar. Added group sheets under sheet set if option "Plot to multi-sheet PDF files" is chosen. Fixed pdf sheets order to match with sheet set. Other minor enhancements.


Fixed bug crashes Autodesk® AutoCAD® if a drawing is closed while the app is showing.


Added the number of title blocks found, if title block name specified. Enhancements in the UI Fixed compatibility error with new BatchAttEdit version.


Minor improvement in the file dialog window. Remove messages about uninstallation in very-silent installation mode.


Added new feature: specify title block to get attribute values to compose output file names. Added new feature: plotting title blocks. Added new feature: saving the whole working session to a file and reopen later. Added new feature: plot stamp supported. Fully upgraded the UI.


Fixed error in activation.


Added AutoCAD 2022 support


Renamed the app from Sheet Set Publish to Batch Publish Added option "Plot to multi-sheet PDF files" Upgraded the publishing log window


Upgraded to License 4.3


Updated installer (no version change)


Added AutoCAD 2021 support Fixed bug processing lower case custom property

Fixed a bug that could cause the command not running.


Fix bug crashing AutoCAD after the app tries to plot to an invalid file path.


Sheet Set Publish output folder is defaulted to if available. App installation folder changed to be in C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins. Unattended installation and configuration of network license server made possible.


Fix bug: if a drawing is already open, it should not be closed after publishing.


Automatically close any alert dialog if popup when open a drawing to publish


Added support for AutoCAD® 2020. Updated installer.


Added Project Name, Project Number, Project Phase, and Project Milestone.


Fixed an error that could happen if another app from JTB World also was installed for AutoCAD.


Fix of error when plotting in MSPACE Upgraded the app to publish layouts in drawings and dsd files


Added Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2019 support Some bugs fixed Some UI changes


Initial release
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