Publish Tool

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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.
  • Export parts list as CSV or as Excel.
  • Generate the PDFs of the drawings and your package for cutting and bending is ready!


Try all options for 30 days!


Export DXF, DWG, and STEP will still be working after the trial period with limited options. All options remain available in single part mode!


Visit to buy a license and get access to all functionality to process your files.

Próbaverzió leírása

The trial period for the full version is 30 days.

Export DXF, DWG, and STEP keep available after the trial period.

All options remain available in single part mode!


Verzió 6.20.2021, 2023. 09. 13.
● Autodesk® Inventor® 2024 support ● Reported bugs resolved

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  • Great app!
    Joost Kolken | június 30, 2023 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    Verry helpfull.

  • Release date
    Niki Rotboell | március 29, 2023 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    Hi Wim

    When should we expect the 2024 release ??

  • Excelente
    Douglas Gonzaga | január 16, 2023 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    Ótimo aplicativo... Uma pena que o custo da versão completa foge do bolso dos brasileiros, mas mesmo assim a versão gratuita me atende perfeitamente... Gostaria muito de ter a versão paga, mas sendo um free lancer, para mim fica inviavel o valor.

  • Bend lines on export?
    Deepak Lakhwani | október 07, 2022 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    How can we export such that there are bend lines while exporting?

    Also when i create excel list, it doesnt add all the properties on seperate cell.

  • Very Helpful
    uğur yılmaz | július 22, 2022 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    Waiting for the 2023 version please

    Wim Pepping (Közzétevő) | július 26, 2022

    The 2023 version will be available in a couple of weeks. Please send us a private mail if you need it earlier.

    Niki Rotboell | augusztus 26, 2022

    Hi Wim Any updates on the 2023 version for download ??

  • Super Tool
    Gunther Werner | május 11, 2022 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    Funktioniert sehr gut, ist übersichtlich und macht was es soll.!

    gibt es auch das Tool für Inventor 2023?

  • Indispensable for sheet metal
    Emanuel Ciocan | június 07, 2021 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    It works amazingly, flawlesly! It exports flat patterns of an entire assembly with a single click, which we then use for our CNC plasma cutting machine.

    I made the mistake of upgrading to Inventor 2022 before seeing Publish Tool isn't compatible with it and missed it for more than a month, which was terrible. Next time I'll wait to upgrade Inventor, because this tool is that useful to me. I wish Matprop had updated it sooner.

    Highly recommend the add-on!

  • version 2022
    Matteo Casadei | május 19, 2021 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    great tool, but i need version for 2022 please!!!

  • Great tool!
    Erwin Delver | május 07, 2021 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    This tool works great, eagerly awaiting for the version compatible with Inventor 2022!

  • Fantastic tool
    Daniel Thornild | április 06, 2021 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    But when can we expect to see a version for Inventor 2022 ?

    Дмитрий Черкасов | április 22, 2021


    Cody Vasquez | április 22, 2021

    I would love that update right about now.

    Matteo Casadei | április 24, 2021


    Emanuel Ciocan | április 29, 2021

    Up! It's a wonderful product, but so wish apps would not have issues with every new Inventor release! (Not sure if this is Inventor or particular app issues).

    Niki Rotboell | április 29, 2021

    Strong in need for 2022.

    Ahmet Emre Sahin | május 07, 2021

    We're waiting urgent update! Please update your app before publishing new version of Inventor.

  • Hooked
    Nicolo Biert | november 27, 2020 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    We use MatProp now for many Years. Very fast and reliable tool.

    We export like 10'000, more or less  sheetmetalparts a year and sen them to our CAM Systen. Without MatProp we would never be able to manage to work off this amount of data.

    Nice would be a sizeable window to see more columns and rows...

    Otherwise one of the best AddIns iknow. Thank you.

  • Something odd happens
    Michael Lauric | augusztus 21, 2020 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    I used the trial version for quite a while - nice tool, saving time and added accuracy.


    On Aug 8 (two weeks ago) I paid for the full version, but received NOTHING!!!

    I am trying to connect to the"> site for help - I keep getting this: 

    An error occurred.

    Sorry, the page you are looking for is currently unavailable.
    Please try again later.

    I sent a message to" target="_blank"> - NO RESPONSE (yet?)


  • Great but cannot contact Matrprop
    Saurabh Soni | augusztus 04, 2020 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    I installed the tool , bought license and it all worked great until i had to change computers and reinstall it again.

    on re-installtion i found that a new serial number was created that required new activation key.

    i have been trying to contact Matrprop for about two weeks now but no reply.

    Has anyone heard from them? Can autodesk help in this regards?

    Wim Pepping (Közzétevő) | augusztus 05, 2020

    Dear Saurabh Soni, Thanks for your message. I have received your mail but problem is that my reply is sometimes blocked at the customer side. Normally we will answer within 24 hours. For the near future we will improve our contact options on the website. After changing your pc you have again the 30 days trial period. In that time send us your old and new serial and we will provide you with a new key.

  • File naming PDF
    Flexkracht GTE | július 21, 2020 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    The software works like a charm! Lot of possibilities you can set up.

    One thing we would like to add is more options to PDF file naming. We want de PDFs to be exported with the part number only, now you can set this as an extra iProperty. This will add the part number after the filename.


    Thank you!

    Wim Pepping (Közzétevő) | július 31, 2020

    Dear GTE, Thanks for the great review! Please contact us if you need some customizing to the tool. We would like to discuss with you what is possible.

  • DXF file naming not working properly
    Ahmed Ibrahim | szeptember 10, 2019 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    DXF file naming not working properly for assembly, it only works well for parts

    any solution??


    Wim Pepping (Közzétevő) | október 15, 2019

    Hi Ahmed, this is a limitation of the free version.

  • Excelent
    Marcin Jasiński | július 25, 2019 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    Working with large projects is a tiring without this plugin. It's simple and easey to use. Technical support is also at a high level. Despite technical problems, I was professionally instructed how to check what is wrong with my Inventor. I recommend honestly and rate this plugin for 5 stars.

  • compatible with 2020
    Nate Miller | május 01, 2019 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    How soon will it be compatible with 2023? Great add in hopefully it will be soon.

    Wim Pepping (Közzétevő) | május 03, 2019

    Hello Duane, the version for Inventor 2020 is available for download now.

  • Amazing Time Saver!!!
    Nick Mathis | január 22, 2019 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    A must have for anyone who uses sheet metal, exports dxf's, and works with laser cutter/etcher. Best $230 I've ever spent!

    When you purchase the license the publisher will email you a activation key.

  • Amazing app of Pepping
    Pascal David | november 20, 2018 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    This app is also great, lots of time ill win with this great app, is fast, works great and ill use this now for three years. Never problems and also top service of Wim! 



  • Great add in
    Yasin Mohamed | szeptember 26, 2018 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    This is a great add-in, i've been using it for some time and i'm going to try to get my employer to buy the full version. Only problem i have right now is:

    When i try to export 2 dxf files of which there are no flat pattern, it creates a flat pattern and exports the first file. but at the second file it does create a flat pattern, but i get an error, it says: file not copied file is read only or in use.

    For extra context, i use inventor 2019.1, with vault prof 2019.

    Is there maybe an option to trigger all the files to make the flat pattern?

    Wim Pepping (Közzétevő) | október 04, 2018

    Hello Yasin, probably the second part will get the same file name as the first one. In the settings menu you can configure the file name differently so that no conflict arises.

  • Scale display of dimensions in the autocad
    Lagutkin Vasily | szeptember 12, 2018 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    Hi, when exporting to DWG, after opening the AutoCAD, the dimensions are displayed on a very small scale.


    How can I set up a template for output in your program or specify which of my templates to use.

    Thank you.

    Wim Pepping (Közzétevő) | szeptember 19, 2018

    Hello Lagutkin, using a template for export flat patterns in DWG is not available. The best way is export in DXF and use the 'TEXT on DXF' option.

  • Großartiges Tool
    Thomas Krause | május 28, 2018 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    Für mich absolut unersätzlich um die Zuschnittdateien großer Baugrupper zu generieren.

  • Timesaving App!
    Benedikt Nöth | június 30, 2017 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    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 | április 13, 2017 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

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

  • Really Nice tool, but one question...
    Eric Saldana | március 29, 2017 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    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 (Közzétevő) | április 03, 2017

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

  • good sheet metal functions
    Yuanyuan Zhang | február 24, 2017 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

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

    Jason Murdoch | február 04, 2017 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

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

  • Perfect complete and clever, Awesome !
    Amir Pakroo | július 31, 2015 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    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 | július 09, 2015 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

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

    Matthew Wipf | július 03, 2015 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    It is an awesome tool for inventor

  • Very usefull!
    Alessandro Fantucci | március 04, 2015 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

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

  • 非常好的钣金模块插件
    宝红 | december 25, 2014 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)


  • An essential add-in!
    Guido Godrie | október 23, 2014 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    The new csv configuration is a welcome addition. In my opinion the configuration should be part of the settings instead of popping up every time I export a csv.

  • Big time saving App
    Matt Bokenfohr | szeptember 22, 2014 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    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.

    agnaldo morais | január 27, 2014 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)


  • 非常好的工具!
    Zhang Chuhwa | október 18, 2013 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)


  • incredible too
    Christoph Becker | október 02, 2013 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

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

  • Perfect
    Paulen Juraj | szeptember 05, 2013 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)


  • 意见
    孔德成 | augusztus 06, 2013 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    看样子蛮不错的 试试。。。顶

  • Exellent Tool - A must have
    Dennis Vercauteren | augusztus 04, 2013 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    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 | június 22, 2013 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    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 | május 19, 2013 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

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

  • wonderful Add in
    Lei Tian | április 27, 2013 Ellenőrzött letöltés (Mit jelent ez?)

    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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