We have Solidworks 2016, but when we want to create a 3D pdf, that file is not created. Could be a setup or something else?
So the usual steps to create a 3D PDF are :
Did it save a file? If it doesn't can you try on a different PC or at least reboot the PC?
Can you make a normal PDF?
If you do get a file but it doesn't seem to depict anything :
Thanks for your answer.
I made exactly like you: save as 3D pdf, but the file was not created.
I try it again and after the second time the Solidworks crashed.
I reboote many times the computer, but nothing.
I can create a normal pdf, but not a 3D pdf.
Can you help me with more info, please?
Can you try with a simple part file, like an extruded box?
Yes, I tried it but doesn't work.
If it doesn't even work for a simple drawing made especially to test it then it starts to sound that something is amiss with your computer.
If you have the time then perhaps try a reset of SW's register (http://www.javelin-tech.com/blog/2011/09/resetting-sw-registry/ ) or a repair of your Solidworks install.
I'm having the same issue. I cannot save 3D PDFs of parts or assemblies. The first time I try, nothing happens and if I try again the program crashes. It's not just my computer, either, as I tested it on a coworker's computer and the same thing happened.
I don't know if this will apply to anyone else's situation, but I tracked down the source of my problem. My company is in the process of setting up a new IQMS ERP system that has a Solidworks add-in, and for some reason, the add-in blocked the 3D PDF save process. Once I turned off the IQMS add-in, the 3D PDFs saved without issue and worked perfectly.
Did you ever get to the bottom of this?
I have tried to export 3D PDF of assemblies, large and small, and it does not work. SW crashes every time.
Is this a new feature of SW2016?
Windows 10, 64 bit
Not sure why it crashes - Not a new feature in 2016 - I have my own seat of 2014 and I can do it with that version..
More like SW designs certain features to work certain ways and they try to tell us we can't, but we barge ahead, because we got deadlines looming and we create a workaround the long way around the block... but you know what.... most of us are just happy to go back for more abuse and we show up for work and slough away, because we all know there is a difference between 1995 to 2017. The other big issue I see is Windows Updates and then it's "Solid-Almost-Don't-Work"
I have this same exact situation. It occurred sometimes with my old Windows 7 installation, but is now happening every single time with my Windows 10 machine. Even a simple rectangular block can't be saved as a 3D PDF. The first time the cursor flickers once and no file is created, the second time it crashes SolidWorks. I've removed my Vault add-in but it didn't help. Having the file read only or checked out also makes no difference. I removed my Bluebeam add-in and that also didn't fix the problem. Rebooting the computer after the removals did not help.
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