32 Replies Latest reply on Dec 18, 2013 11:35 PM by Josh Killalea

    Save Sheets to Individual PDF.

    Josh Killalea

      Ok i have been searching for long enough now i am getting "the look" from my manager that says i am wasting time, and this is as close as i could find. i thinik i could work with that but when i run the macro it appears to be looking for the custom properties in the part finle not the drawing file. i would be happy to mod the macro to get it to work myself but i have two issues. 1) i am not familiar with the SW VBA interface or code, 2) i wouldn't know what to mod anyway as i haven't done any SW macro work yet and very limited VBA in Inventor.

       

      so that said, i have been searching for a macro that saves each sheet in a drawing file to an individual PDF. this is how i invisaged the macro might work.

       

      so you have completed the drawing with multiple sheets and saved it now you want to saves as / exports each sheet as a PDF. (all your sheet names ar the drawing numbers)

       

      click a button (ideal) or Tools>Macro>Run

       

      save as dialog appears so you can set the save location and change the file name if you want

      default file name showing would be sheet 1 name

      hit the save button

      saves the first sheet in the set as the file name you have just set

       

      opens the save as dialog again so you can set the save location and change the file name if you want

      preferably remembering where you saved the last one so you don't have to navigate back there every time

      default file name showing would be sheet 2 name

      hit the save button

      saves the 2nd sheet in the set as the file name you have just set

       

      opens the save as dialog again so you can set the save location and change the file name if you want

      preferably remembering where you saved the last one so you don't have to navigate back there every time

      default file name showing would be sheet 3 name

      hit the save button

      saves the 3rd sheet in the set as the file name you have just set

       

      "so on until all sheets are saved"

       

      i am guessing we are not the only ones doing this workflow and someone would already have this done and was hoping they might be kind enough to share. Please? pretty please? pretty please with a cherry on top?....

       

      If not i am happy to have a crack at this myself and make this my first macro, just don't have the time at this minute to try it.