Publish Tool Lite

Publish Tool Lite

Pepping Mechanical Design

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Description

Publish Tool generates the DXF files that cutting machines like!

  • Generate DXF, DWG and STEP.
  • Configure the layers for cut and etch lines.
  • Configure the file names and store the files in different folders of material and thickness.
  • Add the part number and other info as text on the DXF
  • Add bend information as text near the bendlines on the DXF.
  • Add the dimensions of the flat pattern to an iProperty field on each save or do this in a batch run for all parts in the assembly.
  • Generate automatically the drawings of the selected sheet metal parts.
  • Change unfold rules in 1 click.
  • Generate the PDF's of the drawings and your package for cutting and bending is ready!

 

Export of DXF, DWG and STEP is free, some other additional tools are limited to 5 items. So you can export max 5 PDF files. Visit  http://www.matprop.com/  to unlock the limitations and get more functionality to process your files.

 

Visit this video from AU to see a demonstration of the app.

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About This Version

Version 6.3.2, 9/25/2017
● Solved an error for users with a non english version of Inventor ● Solved a scaling view problem for 4K monitors

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Customer Reviews

(21 reviews)

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  • Timesaving App!
    Benedikt Nöth | June 30, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Gives a good overview of the sheetmetal parts in an assembly. And its easy to export DXF and PDF. I would be nice to have a list with the differences of trial and full-version. I think i cant export the bendlines in dxf anymore because of the version.


  • Great!
    Vasil Petrov | April 13, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    An excellent addition! I wish you every success in your development!


  • Really Nice tool, but one question...
    Heric Saldana | March 29, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It works really good, but is there any way to include the unconsummed_sketches when saving to DXF, I usually place marking lines for laser and they are placed automatically under unconsummed_sketches, this tool saves dxf but without them. Any feedback will be appreciated. Thanks


    Wim Pepping (Publisher) | April 03, 2017

    Export of unconsumed_sketches is not supported in the Lite version. You have to buy a license.


  • good sheet metal functions
    Yuanyuan Alice Zhang | February 24, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    very smart functions for sheet metal users. really easy use!!!!


  • FANTASTIC APP
    Jason Murdoch | February 04, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    The best free DWG/DXF flat pattern exporter i have found, works great


  • Perfect complete and clever, Awesome !
    Amir Pakroo | July 31, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Hi, I just downloaded the trial software and quickly found it was what I am looking for ! just put any proper name for your software anything related to "flat pattern" "sheet metal" and "dxf" to find it more quickly by search engines ! defently autodesk must buy it from you for next versions of inventor because its a complete package and inventor users need it of course, also change your free sign to trial version. cheers


  • Works Great!
    sean barton | July 09, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This is an excellent tool. I've been using it for some time and saves so much time - thank you!


  • AWESOME TOOL
    Matthew Wipf | July 03, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It is an awesome tool for inventor


  • Very usefull!
    Alessandro Fantucci | March 04, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This app is perfect for my job. Very Useful and powerful. THANKS!


  • 非常好的钣金模块插件
    宝红 许 | December 25, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    非常好的钣金模块插件,非常喜欢,查看所有零部件展开尺寸,厚度,钣金展开图。非常感谢开发此插件的团队...


  • An essential add-in!
    Guido Godrie | October 23, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Autodesk should pay Wim generously and integrate this in the next version of Inventor


  • Big time saving App
    Matt Bokenfohr | September 22, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This app works great on all sizes of assemblies as well as single parts. Over the last 4 months we used the Publish tool app on about 2000 different Parts and the program is stable and works seamlessly. The capability to place each part in the correct Material and Thickness folder as .dxf file is a huge PLUS for this App. Lots of other great features. It works on Inventor Professional 2015 . Thanks for this Tool!


    Predrag Marin | November 18, 2014

    Hi Matt! I was reading your review for this mat prop application, meanwhile i started a topic in autodesk discussion comunity about exporting parts (flat patterns) from model to folders based on parts material and thickness! I've downloaded matprop add in for inventor, and can not find that specific capability. Can you tell me does it depends on pro and trial version or I just couldnt find it! Thx in advance!


    Matt Bokenfohr | November 18, 2014

    Open MatProp Publish Tool Pro and Click Help >> Settings. In the "DXF" Tab you will find a check box(Create folder structure). If it's grayed out, you will need to buy the Full Version.


  • MUITO UTIL
    agnaldo morais | January 27, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    QUEM TRABALHA COM CRTE LASER PUNCIONADERIRAS ETC


  • 非常好的工具!
    Zhang Chuhwa | October 18, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    完全满足了钣金用户输出DWG或DXF的要求.


  • incredible too
    Christoph Becker | October 02, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    How much time I could save if only I had earlier had this tool. Perfect work.


  • Perfect
    Paulen Juraj | September 05, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    A+++++


  • 意见
    孔德成 孔 | August 06, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    看样子蛮不错的 试试。。。顶


  • Exellent Tool - A must have
    Dennis Vercauteren | August 04, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    For all sheetmetal users. This tool is a must have. We make industrial kitchen equipement in Inventor. For or production we send the dxf files to a laser company. We had great comment about the way we send the file to the company using the Publish Tool. hundreds of dxf's where send and that took some seconds. Wonderfull Tool Thanks


  • Great !!!
    Christian Ortmann | June 22, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This is really a great tool. Especially the configuration of the filename and extensions. I´m very sad that it is useless at the moment for Inventor 2014 :( If it gets possible to open Inventor 2014 I will definitely upgrade to the Pro version.


  • nice work!
    Charles Qin | May 19, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Very helpful to my work and thank you so much for this!


  • wonderful Add in
    Lei Tian | April 27, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I am using this Add in for a long time and I feel this Add in is wonderful ! The Add in can easily unfold the ipt model to dxf . dwg with one click only.It is loved that the dwg file is named by this Add in with the thinkness and quantity and others of the sheetmetal metal, It save my time .Formerly I unfolded the ipt model to dwg one by one.and then I must insert the dwg name as the ipt model name .And I opened the dwg file to explode the closed line.So this Add in save my time.

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