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 ribbon. 

+ The first time after purchasing a license click on Activate and send us the computer number and we’ll send the activation key. This is not needed during the trial.

+ Click "Add Files" to choose a Sheet Set dst file, drawings, folders or DSD file (Drawing Set Description is a list of drawings that can be created by the PUBLISH command). The Sheet Set content and/or drawings with their layouts 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 run, 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 you can get it quickly by clicking on the "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 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 or layouts in the Sheet Set View panel. 

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



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


JTB Batch Publish will show


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in.

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

On Windows 10 Version 1703 or later press Windows+I on the keyboard to access Settings or click the lower-left Start button on the desktop to expand Start Menu, and then select Settings in it. Click on Apps. On older versions click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features.

Additional Information

Known Issues


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

Author/Company Information

JTB World Inc.

Support Information

For support visit our Contact page.

Version History

Version Number Version Description


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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