4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 30, 2018 10:24 AM by Glenn Schroeder

    Save as PDF

    Benea Marius

      Hello SW community,

              I would like to save a 2d view in a pdf format without saving the sheet format as well. Is that possible in SW16 or any SW? 

       

      thx in advance!

        • Re: Save as PDF
          Alex Lachance

          Of course it is. There are 2 possible ways.


          You can use your part to save it as a DWG/DXF and then select which view you would like to be added to the DWG/DXF.

           

          OR

          You can make a drawing and then use ''Save as'' to save it as a DWG or a DXF. Everything in the drawing should be converted to work on a DWG/DXF. Make sure to have 1:1 output!

           

          More info:

          2017 SOLIDWORKS Help - DXF/DWG File Export Options

          • Re: Save as PDF
            Glenn Schroeder

            When you said "without saving the sheet format as well", I assume you mean you don't want the title block to show on the pdf?  If yes, it's pretty simple.  Go to your sheet properties and de-select the option shown below.  When you then click on the "Apply Changes" button none of the title block or sheet format lines should show (although if you have a logo in your title block it might still show).

             

              • Re: Save as PDF
                Alex Lachance

                I use a blank template with no sheet format that forces a 1:1 scale, that is another option that can be used.

                 

                We used this method to compare drawings when moving from 2D to 3D, to make sure everything was up to par.

                  • Re: Save as PDF
                    Glenn Schroeder

                    Alex Lachance wrote:

                     

                    I use a blank template with no sheet format that forces a 1:1 scale, that is another option that can be used.

                     

                    We used this method to compare drawings when moving from 2D to 3D, to make sure everything was up to par.

                     

                    I have a blank sheet format also, but for a one-time need, as this likely is, hiding the sheet format would be a lot simpler than setting up a new format.