We have a large number of legacy drawings that have broken links(long story). We'd like to be able to create PDFs with the "Quick View" option, thus bypassing any possible reference problems. Anyone else done this?
If I correctly understood - look at it. Possibly it is not Quick View, but can you will interesting.Personally I constantly use.
There are many different options - the increased viewing on the second monitor, to show files from subfolders, any size of sketches and is a lot of other settings.
The program is free, but in newer versions I had problems (can be them now already is not present - I tried long ago - works only 32-bit versions.)
For viewing of PDF - GS is necessary. Printing quality - can depend on settings (I do not remember - but there were some nuances).
There is a contextual menu option - Review with XnView. Works in PDM and out of PDM (in PDM - it is necessary to receive the latest version - or to automate it by means of Dispath or other)
Try eDrawing. I think it'll open drawing without link. Don't remember if it can print to pdf.
edrawings can print to PDF - if you have a PDF printer installed.
We use cutePDF Writer and I am able to Print to that and create PDFs.
I should clarify that I'd like to have this be an automated process, or at least a batch process through task scheduler
Possibly it too not that, but is closer to a subject:Batch safe and open PDF in folder and subfolder
Task/Convert/PDF of drawing but not model
Configuring EPDM to allow for a 'linked' PDF to follow it's Drawing
and after they are to remove unnecessary by means of XnView.
Shawn Stugard napisał(-a): I should clarify that I'd like to have this be an automated process, or at least a batch process through task scheduler
Shawn Stugard napisał(-a):
I believe it's possible to create PDM Task which will open drawing in SOLIDWORKS in Quick View mode and convert it to PDF. The task could be run 'on demand' (from right mouse button menu) or during transition in workflow.
If you're intrested of it, let's contact me directly!
In my opinion, this can be done via a PDM conversion task or a macro. When opening the file via OpenDoc6, all you have to do is to use the value swOpenDocOptions_ViewOnly=4. E.g: OpenDoc6(filename.slddrw, 3, 4, "", ls, lw)
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