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Packaging a Drawing and its Dependent Files

Use the PackAndGo command to create a package containing the current drawing and its dependent files such as References, referenced images, referenced PDF files, font files, font mapping files, PrintStyle files, and Print Configuration files.

You can create a ZIP file or a folder to bundle the drawing together with its related files.

Using the tabs of the Pack and Go dialog box, you can specify the files to add to the package. Optionally, you can display a summary of the package content.

To create a package containing a drawing and its dependent files:

  1. Click File > Export > Pack and Go (or type PackAndGo).
  2. In the Pack and Go dialog box, specify a view mode for the package file list:
    • Tree View: Displays a hierarchical list of the package files, grouped by file type.
    • Table View: Displays the included files a table format with file name, path, type, DWG file version, size, and date columns.

    Select the check boxes in front of the file names to specify whether the file is included or excluded from the package. By default, all dependent files are included.

  3. Click Add File to add additional files to the package.

    Use this option if you want to include other external files related to the drawing (but not directly referenced in it), such as customization files, text documents or spreadsheets.

  4. Click Settings to set preferences for the packaging.
  5. Set options in the Pack and Go Settings dialog box. See Setting Preferences for Packaging Drawings.
  6. Click View Report to view a summary of the package contents.

    The Report dialog box shows detailed information about the package contents and provides distribution recommendations. The report may be written to a text file.

  7. For Package notes to include, you can type notes to include in the package (for example, project status information).
  8. Click OK.
  9. Type the file name for the ZIP file and click Save.


Command: PackAndGo

Menu: File > Export > Pack and Go

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