3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 1, 2018 8:56 PM by Prasanna Ashok

    Export PDF file with drawing name & revision

    Philip Ho

      Hello everyone, currently I want to export a PDF file with its drawing name & revision that is got custom property from the model rather than drawing's revision, in this case, my revision is "AMERev". My macro is working with the model but I'm still being stuck with drawing. What I should modify in this case, please advice and thank you so much for your attention.


           Here is my macro:

      Option Explicit



          Public swApp                As SldWorks.SldWorks

          Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

          Dim swAssy                  As SldWorks.AssemblyDoc

          Dim swSheet                 As SldWorks.Sheet

          Dim swView                  As SldWorks.View

          Dim swDraw                  As SldWorks.DrawingDoc

          Dim vConfNameArr            As Variant

          Dim sConfigName             As String

          Dim sPath                   As String

          Dim sPath1                  As String

          Dim i                       As Long

          Dim bRebuild                As Boolean

          Dim bRet                    As Boolean

          Dim sRev                    As String

          Dim sPathName               As String

          Dim vSheetNames             As Variant

          Dim CurrentSheet            As String


      Sub Main()




          Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")


          Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc


          '------------------------------------ swModel=2 => call swAssy-------------


          If swModel.GetType() = 2 Then


              Set swAssy = swModel


              sPathName = swAssy.GetPathName


              sPathName = Left(sPathName, Len(sPathName) - 7)


              sPath = UCase(Left(swAssy.CustomInfo2("", "AMERev"), 5))


              swAssy.SaveAs (sPathName & "_" & sPath & ".x_t")



          End If


          '------------------------------------- swModel=1 => call swModel------------


          If swModel.GetType() = 1 Then


              sPathName = swModel.GetPathName


              sPathName = Left(sPathName, Len(sPathName) - 7)


              sPath = UCase(Left(swModel.CustomInfo2("", "AMERev"), 5))


              swModel.SaveAs (sPathName & "_" & sPath & ".step")


          End If


          '-------------------------------------- swModel=3 => call swDraw------------


          If swModel.GetType() = 3 Then


              Set swDraw = swModel


              sPathName = swDraw.GetPathName


              sPathName = Left(sPathName, Len(sPathName) - 7)


              sPath = UCase(Left(swModel.CustomInfo2("", "AMERev"), 5))


              swDraw.SaveAs (sPathName & "_" & sPath & ".pdf")


          End If




      End Sub

        • Re: Export PDF file with drawing name & revision
          Alex Burnett

          Is the variable AMERev actually in the drawing file custom property table or do you have to pull this from the part that is referenced by the drawing?


          If you are trying to get the variable from the part that is in a drawing view then you'll have to pull the reference model.

          My code is in c# for this but the process and commands are essentially the same, you'll just have to adjust the syntax.


          You will need to get the first view which is the sheet template

              var sheetView = (View)swDraw.GetFirstView();


          Then you'll need to get the next view which is your first drawing view containing a model

              var modelView = (View)sheetView?.GetNextView(); // Gets first view on sheet


          From there, you can get the referenced model in that view with:

              var refModelDoc2 = modelView.ReferencedDocument;


          Finally, you can get the data from that with:

              var customProperty = refModelDoc2.CustomInfo2("", "AMERev");


          Try to get something working with that and post the code back up here and we can fine tune it if needed. There are some additional checks you can do to make sure that the drawing view you're getting the model in is actually the drawing view that your title block is referencing. This only helps if you have views with different models though.