1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 5, 2009 5:51 AM by 1-CZLH59

    Copying data card values from SLDDRW drawing to PDF drawing data card

    David Diehl
      We create a PDF of the SolidWorks drawing when it is Released(Approved). We then 'paste-as-reference' the PDF file to the SLDDRW drawing file.

      Is there a way to copy all of the data card values from the SolidWorks Drawing file to the data card for the PDF file of that drawing? Can this somehow be done during a transition in the workflow? Or possibly even at the point when the PDF is 'pasted-as-a-reference'? Right now we manually copy-n-paste from one data card to the other.

      Thank you,
      Dave
        • Copying data card values from SLDDRW drawing to PDF drawing data card
          How do you make a PDF from the SW Drawing? Using a PDF printer or using EPDM's Dispatch (through a Workflow transition)?
          Either way I think you might need to write an Add-in for it.

          - If you are making PDF using Dispatch then SW provided the source code in Visual Basic .Net for SWCreateOutput project, you can modify the code to make it transfer all Drawing's properties to the PDF file.
          - If you are printing PDF using a PDF printer (like Adobe Acrobat), you can write an Add-in to copy all Drawing's properties to the corresponding PDF that is triggered by a Workflow transition or something.