Publish Tool

Publish Tool

Pepping Mechanical Design

Digitally signed app




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.
  • Generate the PDF's 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. Visit to buy a license and get access to all functionality to process your files.


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



版本 6.5.0, 2019/5/3
● New logo and icon ● Inventor 2020 support ● Sort multi columns ● Shared DXF layers, stored in xml-file



(28 評論)


  • Excelent
    Marcin Jasiński | 七月 25, 2019 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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
    Duane Miller | 五月 01, 2019 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    How soon will it be compatible with 2020? Great add in hopefully it will be soon.

    Wim Pepping (發佈者) | 五月 03, 2019

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

  • Amazing Time Saver!!!
    Nick Mathis | 一月 22, 2019 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 十一月 20, 2018 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 九月 26, 2018 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 (發佈者) | 十月 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 | 九月 12, 2018 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 (發佈者) | 九月 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 | 五月 28, 2018 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • Timesaving App!
    Benedikt Nöth | 六月 30, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 四月 13, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • Really Nice tool, but one question...
    Heric Saldana | 三月 29, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 (發佈者) | 四月 03, 2017

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

  • good sheet metal functions
    Alice Zhang | 二月 24, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

    Jason Murdoch | 二月 04, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • Perfect complete and clever, Awesome !
    Amir Pakroo | 七月 31, 2015 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 七月 09, 2015 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

    Matthew Wipf | 七月 03, 2015 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    It is an awesome tool for inventor

  • Very usefull!
    Alessandro Fantucci | 三月 04, 2015 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 十二月 25, 2014 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)


  • An essential add-in!
    Guido Godrie | 十月 23, 2014 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 九月 22, 2014 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 十一月 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 | 十一月 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 | 一月 27, 2014 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)


  • 非常好的工具!
    Zhang Chuhwa | 十月 18, 2013 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)


  • incredible too
    Christoph Becker | 十月 02, 2013 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • Perfect
    Paulen Juraj | 九月 05, 2013 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)


  • 意见
    孔德成 孔 | 八月 06, 2013 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    看样子蛮不错的 试试。。。顶

  • Exellent Tool - A must have
    Dennis Vercauteren | 八月 04, 2013 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 六月 22, 2013 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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 | 五月 19, 2013 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

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

  • wonderful Add in
    Lei Tian | 四月 27, 2013 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    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.