AutoCAD LT :: Publish Command Via Script

Sep 21, 2012

We are using a mixture of ACAD 2012 & LT2012. The command '-PUBLISH' is recognised in ACAD2012, but not in LT2012. Therefore several scripts that we have, to publish a .dsd file, do not function on the LT2012 machines.

What are the alternatives?

The end scenario is to be able to create a multi-sheet pdf file, from an .dsd file (that is automatically created via excel), by using a combination of .bat and .scr files - without user intervention.

NB: The .dsd file contains a list of page set-ups that are various views within a single .dwg file.

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