Publish Tool

Publish Tool

Win64, English

Pepping Mechanical Design
Take control of your sheet metal files! Export flat patterns to DXF, DWG or STEP. Set layers and configure file names. Generate drawings and export as PDF.

General Usage Instructions

Click on the 'Publish Tool' button in the assembly environment.

After clicking on the export button the flat patterns are exported as DXF with standard settings.

You can configure the 'Publish Tool Settings' button below the 'Publish Tool' button.


Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

Start the program

CIlck this button in the assemble tab.


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 plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

There is an issue that in some cases an Autodesk® Inventor® error will appear with: "Sketch export failed" Please send an email to if you have that message.


Company Name: Pepping Mechanical Design
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Author/Company Information

Pepping Mechanical Design

Support Information

Send an email to for support, tips and questions.

Version History

Version Number Version Description


● Autodesk® Inventor® 2024 support ● Reported bugs resolved


● Autodesk® Inventor® 2023 support ● Unlimited File Name options with prefix/suffix options. ● Unlimited Text on DXF options with prefix/suffix options. ● Improved stability for Inventor Model States ● Reported bugs resolved


● Autodesk® Inventor® 2022 support ● Improved stability for Inventor 2022 Model States ● Added DXF and DWG export for 2D drawings ● Reported bugs resolved


● Autodesk® Inventor® 2022 support ● Print dialog replaced. Try it to explore! ● Reported bugs resolved


● Improved post processor for DXF ● Thickness can be displayed in fractional inches ● New export option for flat pattern as STEP ● Reported bugs resolved


● Inventor 2021 support ● Thickness can be displayed in fractional inches ● Multibody sheet metal parts are supported ● Reported bugs resolved


● Solved a bug that some users could not open generated DXF files ● Improved hole markers on DXF


● New logo and icon ● Inventor 2020 support ● Sort multi columns ● Shared DXF layers, stored in xml-file


● Configurator for export CSV-files added. ● Thickness column is sorted correct. ● New functions for filtering on Work Centers ● Filter options for reference, phantom and reference parts
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