Creating DWF Files
To convert a Punch file into a DWF document, you need to get a FREE program called "DWF Writer".  

This program is developed by Autodesk (the manufacturers of AutoCAD). You can download the DWF Writer from the Autodesk website.  

Once the software is installed, it will create a virtual printer called Autodesk DWF Writer (as you can see below).  

Open your Punch plan --> print to scale (or to fit page) --> don't select the “real printer" (HP, Canon, etc) --> you should select the Autodesk DWF Writer. Elevations or sections created with Punch's Elevation Editor (Power Tools) can be printed with the Autodesk DWF Writer.  

If you are printing to scale, check the Autodesk DWF Writer properties for additional paper sizes, until you find a size that fits with the scaled drawing.  

Notice that most commercial print stores accept DWF files. 


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