to be honest that would just waste time, you only need to export a pdf or dwg when you happy with the drawing not every 5 minutes, its called export for a reason, there are lots of Marco that do what you want, have look, look though my posts i have one you could use with a bit of mortification
Thanks for getting back to me Robert.
I agree with you with a normal manufacturing drawing. We are currently creating an online database so our sales team and customer to download models/drawings. Setting up the first drawing will take some time but having over 300 products to complete just changing over the configuration and rename the file this will save the extra 3/4 clicks per drawings.
The save location would get changed but I wanted to be able to understand the macro if I needed it to be modified.
I don't know much about macros hence the CTRL+SHIFT+S which I thought would still allow me to save maufacturing drawings like normal.
I will have a look through your other threads and see if I can piece together a macro.
in that case i wouldn't be that hard to set up a Marco to save standard location or multiple/ locations - this could be reflected in you drawing properties - that reflect there save location on your online platform,
you could set up a macro to open up all the files drawing files in a dir and save them out if you have 300+ prepared drawings to save out
it not that hard
if you want to call protptes you can do it like this
Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
Set SWmoddoc = swApp.ActiveDoc
'Naming Convention - (DOCUMENT PROPERTIES)
PRO_NAME = SWmoddoc.CustomInfo("TITLE")
PROJECT_No = SWmoddoc.CustomInfo("PROJECT_No.")
or in your case revision = SWmoddoc.CustomInfo("revision")
and to save somthing like this
swDraw.SaveAs (Filepath & "PDF\" & NAMCON & ".pdf")
Filepath is a variable - setin the marco/ program - it could be generated of the drawing file - or set to you preferred save location
From what I understand, to save the most time you want a macro to find all of the .slddrw files in a folder and then save PDFs and DWG versions to a new folder with the revision letter. I've been messing with SW VBA macros for only this summer and I can confidently say this is something even I could write (albeit it would take longer than someone like Keith Rice or Deepak Gupta). For my first macro, I wrote code that does a Pack and Go to a .zip folder in a Revisions directory and makes PDFs of the drawings to a PDF directory, and all of these files are marked with "-[Revision Letter]" after the part number.
There is a small chance someone already has a publicly available file for you to run. However, if time is of the essence, I would contact your VAR or one of the experienced macro/API guys on these forums and pay them to write some custom code for your project.
If your company utilizes PDM, you can probably have this run as a task every day or maybe have it triggered in your workflow whenever a new revision is created. Again, contact your VAR for clarification. Mine has been easy to work with.