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JTB Batch Publish (aka JTB Sheet Set Publish) is an app for AutoCAD and BricsCAD that publishes sheets in Sheet Sets or the Project Navigator, layouts in other drawings, folders or drawings in DSD files to files like PDF, DWF, PNG or JPG/JPEG. The files created are named as you want based on a naming formula that you specify. Use date fields and/or sheet properties of your choice to build up the output filename.

Create formula for filename. 

PDF Setup. Create multi-sheet PDF files in various ways. 1 PDF for all sheets or grouped by Sheet Set Subset, drawing folder name or drawing name. 

Publish specific title blocks. 

Output folder after publishing:

Process plotting in the background for highest speed. Works by using accoreconsole.exe for AutoCAD or BricsCAD no-UI mode. 

Other related apps are JTB Layouts2PDF and JTB Batch Plot for AutoCAD.

Do you need any other features let us know. Maybe publish to Autodesk Docs or Autodesk BIM 360? Maybe adding a plot stamp? Electronic signature? Update titled block with new revision, date or name? 


Download JTB_Batch_Publish_5.1.0.zip.

The trial period is 30 days from it is run the first time. Support is available during the trial as well as after purchase.

JTB Batch Publish will install a Plug-Ins/Add-ins Ribbon tab panel in AutoCAD as well as verticals and in BricsCAD.

JTB Batch Publish Trial can be downloaded and installed as an app from the Autodesk App Store site. Purchase is also available through this site.

If purchase has been done via Autodesk App Store the download is available on the Autodesk App Store My Downloads page. Sign in with the same account used when purchasing.


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System requirements

Operating system - Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server.
Both 32-bit and 64-bit.

Compatible with AutoCAD versions (2014 and up to AutoCAD 2023) that has Sheet Set Manager (SSM). Works with all flavors/verticals based on AutoCAD like AutoCAD Architecture (ACA), AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Electrical , AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD MEP (AMEP, ABS), AutoCAD P&ID, AutoCAD Plant 3D, Autodesk Advance Steel.

BricsCAD Pro or Platinum 15 and newer is supported. BricsCAD Lite is not supported.

Contact us for older versions or for other CAD software.

JTB World is an Autodesk Authorised Developer


New license: 125 USD for one license or less depending on the quantity of licenses.

Secure Online Payments and Credit Card Processing by BlueSnap

Upgrade license: 60 USD for one license or less depending on the quantity of licenses.  

Secure Online Payments and Credit Card Processing by BlueSnap

If you have really many users that you want to give access to this software we can discuss a discounted price based on your particular situation. Educational discounts available.

The license is perpetual. Support and upgrades is included for a minimum of 2 years after purchase. If you have more than one computer and you are the only user of the application one license is enough. 

If your company is tax exempt note that BlueSnap does not currently offer a way to prevent tax from being charged on orders. We need a copy of the tax exempt certificate to refund the tax if already paid.

Available payment methods depending on country where payment is done from: Local Bank Transfer (Canada), Wire Transfer to Canada, Interac e-Transfer, Cheque (to Canada). Via BlueSnap (Global Payment Gateway) these methods may be available (not a complete list as it is updated from time to time by BlueSnap): Credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB, Carte Bleue), PayPal, Local Bank Transfer, Wire Transfer, ACH, Google Pay, UK Direct Debit, Smart Debit, Real-time Bank Transfer, Electronic Check (ECP), Apple Pay, Skrill (Moneybookers), WebMoney, Sofort, Giropay, iDeal, ENETS and Alipay (SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) Direct Debit, PaySafeCard, Ukash, cashU, Boleto Bancario, Boleto Bancario can be made available upon request) - Refund policy

JTB Batch Publish can also be downloaded, installed and purchased as an app from the Autodesk App Store site. Use this link to purchase.

If purchase has been done via Autodesk App Store the download is available on the Autodesk App Store My Downloads page. Sign in with the same account used when purchasing.

See activation instructions here: JTB World Apps Licensing


See activation instructions here: JTB World Apps Licensing

+ Run JTBBatchPublish from command line or from the Add-ins/Plug-Ins Ribbon tab panel. 

+ Click "Open Sheet Set" to choose a Sheet Set dst file. The Sheet Set content will be shown in the Sheet Set View panel.

+ Click on each sheet to view its properties (in the 2nd panel). Properties are: drawing path, layout, sheet name, sheet number, description, etc. Custom properties are including as well. These properties are used to compose output filename

+ On the "Output Filename Formula" box, right click to insert fields from a popup menu. Note: Once publish runs, formula will be saved to a list also on this popup menu. Then in next runs, you can just pick a saved formula.

+ Output filename formula can have: custom text; fields ([Sheet Name], [Revision Number] etc); and current date fields.

+ Syntax of field is "[Field name]". But better you can get it quickly by click to "Insert fields" menu in the popup.

+ If "Preview Output Filename" is checked, while composing a formula, the Sheet Set view panel will show updated output file names in real-time

+ You can choose alternative Plotter, Plot Style and Paper Size

+ Choose an output folder. You can check "Create folders for subsets". It will create a folder hierarchy similar to the subset hierarchy, then publish files there.

+ Don't forget to select sheets in the Sheet Set View panel

+ When everything is ready, click "Publish" button

From version 2.2, the app supports to open multiple sheet sets, drawings, folders of drawings and dsd files.

From version 3.0, the app supports publishing to multi-sheet PDF files.

From version 4.0, beside layouts, the app can publishing title blocks. Also, the attributes of title block are showing in Properties panel for you to compose output file name.

At the top left corner, there are Open, New, Save, Save As buttons for the working session. You can save the whole working session to a file and reopen later. Working session file is automatically saved, unless you close the working session by clicking button "Close Current Working Session Without Save"

+ When everything is ready, click "Publish" button

+ To publish in the background run this app in a separate AutoCAD or BricsCAD instance. 

+ To remove obsolete recent paths it can be done in user.config found in a folder like this: C:\Users\YOURUSER\AppData\Local\Autodesk,_Inc\DefaultDomain_Path_0neuf4231rcmba5oqyptv1by4uxhr5mr\R24.\user.config

+ Trial License is available for 30 days after first usage.

Version History

Known issues in latest release and possibly older releases:

  • None

Most recent and previous versions:

  • 2022-11-06 - 5.1.0
    • Added option "Start a new working session every time command runs". Then if the current drawing is in a sheet set, new working session will start with that sheet set.
  • 2022-10-17 - 5.0.0
    • Added option running publishing jobs in the background, using AutoCAD console version accoreconsole.exe or BricsCAD's no-UI mode.
      Fixed an error in plotting a drawing where the camera view target is accidently not 0,0
  • 2022-06-25 - 4.5.0
    • Fixed unhandled error when validates output filename.
    • Added option to set up PDFSHX system variable.
  • 2022-05-30 - 4.4.1
    • Fixed bug in License file version 4.7.2
  • 2022-03-30 - 4.4.0
    • Added AutoCAD 2023 support.
    • Enables showing title block attributes as properties for layouts in sheet set and dsd file.
    • Added option to load lisp file to every drawing before plotting.
    • Fixed minor issues in worksession loading.
    • Fixed error when loading readonly dst file.
  • 2022-02-05 - 4.3.0
    • Added progress bar.
    • Added group sheets under sheet set if option "Plot to multi-sheet PDF files" is chosen.
    • Fixed pdf sheets order to match with sheet set.
    • Other minor enhancements.
  • 2021-10-27 - 4.2.0
    • Added the number of title blocks found, if title block name specified.
    • Enhancements in the UI.
    • Fixed compatibility error with new BatchAttEdit version.
  • 2021-07-17 - 4.1.0
    • Minor improvement in the file dialog window.
    • Remove messages about uninstallation in very-silent installation mode.
  • 2021-06-27 - 4.0.0
    • Added new feature: specify title block to get attribute values to compose output file names.
    • Added new feature: plotting title blocks.
    • Added new feature: saving the whole working session to a file and reopen later.
    • Added new feature: plot stamp supported.
    • Fully upgraded the UI.
  • 2021-05-13 - 3.0.2
    • Fixed error in activation.
  • 2021-04-13 - 3.0.1
    • Added AutoCAD 2022 support
  • 2021-02-01 - 3.0.0
    • Renamed the app from Sheet Set Publish to Batch Publish
    • Added option "Plot to multi-sheet PDF files"
    • Upgraded the publishing log window
  • 2020-08-16 - 2.6.3
    • Upgraded to License 4.3

  • 2020-05-08 - 2.6.2
    • Minor change

  • 2020-04-17 - 2.6.1
    • Upgrade the License functions.

  • 2020-04-04 - 2.6.0
    • Added AutoCAD 2021 support

    • Fixed bug processing lower case custom property

  • 2019-10-15 -
    • Fixed bug that could cause the app not running

  • 2019-08-12 - 2.5.0
    • Fixed bug crashing AutoCAD after the app tries to plot to an invalid file path.

  • 2019-07-22 - 2.4.0
    • Sheet Set Publish output folder is defaulted to if available.

    • App installation folder changed to be in C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins.

    • Unattended installation and configuration of network license server made possible.

  • 2019-05-16 - 2.3.3
    • Fixed bug: if a drawing is already open, it should not be closed after publishing.
  • 2019-03-31 - 2.3.2
    • Automatically close any alert dialog if popup when open a drawing to publish
    2019-03-28 - 2.3.1
    • Added support for AutoCAD® 2020.
    • Updated installer.
  • 2019-02-19 - 2.3.0
    • Added Project Name, Project Number, Project Phase, and Project Milestone.
  • 2018-12-14 - 2.2.1
    • Fixed an error that could happen if another app from JTB World also was installed for AutoCAD.
  • 2018-09-20 - 2.2
    • Upgraded the app to publish layouts in drawings and dsd files
    • Fix of error when plotting in MSPACE
  • 2018-03-23 - 2.0
    • Added Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2019 support
    • Some bugs fixed
    • Some UI changes
  • 2017-05-20 - version 1.0
    • First release


License agreement

The license agreement is found here.


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Contact us for any questions, wishes or comments.

Take a look at our product SSMPropEditor if you want to edit and update Sheet properties and Sheet Set properties.

Merge, purge and convert Sheet Set DST files for AutoCAD, BricsCAD and any other CAD software using Sheet Set DST files with our JTB DST Tool.

JTB Sheet Set Renumber to update running sheet numbers and total in title blocks. 

Tags: AutoCAD Sheet Set, AutoCAD Sheet Set Manager, ACAD SSM, AutoCAD Sheet Set Properties, AutoCAD Sheet Properties, Sheet Set Publish.

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