About-Viewing-Markups

About Viewing Markups

About Viewing Markups

Use the Markup Set Manager to view and manage markups. To view the markups in your
designs, load the markup set into the Markup Set Manager.

NOTE: All references to DWF in this documentation implicitly include DWFx, unless specified.

A markup set is a group of markups contained within a single DWF file. When you load
a markup set into the Markup Set Manager, the tree view displays each marked-up drawing
sheet and its associated markups.

In the Markup Set Manager select individual markups to view their status and other
details, such as the creator of the markup, the date and time that it was created,
and any comments associated with the markup.

You can create other types of markups that will also appear in the DWF file: text
blocks, redline geometry, dimensions, and stamps. However, only comments have a status
and are shown in the Markup Set Manager.

With Autodesk Design Review, you can modify DWF files in the following ways:

  • Reorder sheets within a DWF file
  • Add sheets to a DWF file
    NOTE:Markup Set Manager displays the Sheet status (in Detail view) as “File is missingâ€‌,
    if you add sheets using Autodesk Design Review. The reason is that the newly added
    sheets are not listed in the DSD file.

  • Delete sheets from a DWF file

Markup Set Manager will reflect the new order for every markup set that has sheets
added to, deleted from, or rearranged from within Autodesk Design Review.

Any sheets that were added to the DWF file in Autodesk Design Review are listed in
italics. When you double-click either a sheet that was added in Autodesk Design Review
or a markup for that sheet, that sheet in the DWF file will open in the DWF file viewer.

If you try to load a markup set by opening a DWF file that does not contain markups,
you will not be able to open the DWF file in the product. You can, however, open the
DWF file in the DWF file viewer. If the file is digitally signed you will be notified
that making changes will invalidate the attached digital signature.

When you double-click a model space markup in the Markup Set Manager, the original
drawing file opens in model space and reverts to the view rotation that was current
when the drawing was published. If you then change the view rotation, the markups
will not be shown in the drawing until you double-click a model space markup and revert
to the published view.

Using the Markup Set Manager, you can specify what is displayed in the drawing area.
You can show or hide the originating drawing file, the reviewed DWF file geometry,
and the redline geometry. This allows you to view the redline geometry, turn it off
to make the changes in your drawing file, then view the redline geometry again in
the product to check your corrections.

Following are some recommendations for viewing markups:

  • Change the drawing’s model space background color to a light shade of a color other
    than black. This action enables you to view the DWF geometry when the marked-up DWF
    file is returned.
  • Put the drawing files you used to publish the DWF file in the search path. This action
    ensures that you can load the corresponding drawing sets for a marked-up DWF file.

  • Set the search path using the Files tab in the Options dialog box.
NOTE: You can view markups in AutoCAD based-products only if the marked-up DWF file was
originally created in an AutoCAD-based product (2005 or later). You must also have
the original drawing file to view its markups. Marked-up DWF files originally created
from earlier versions of AutoCAD-based products can be opened in Autodesk Design Review.

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