batch conversion

Hello,

 

i'm totaly new in Solid Edge development and in VB programming ! But i've to develop a program or a VB script.

My need is as follow :

1) i extract a Solid Edge's drawing file from an Oracle database.

2) i've to convert this file in pdf format

3) i store the pdf file into database

 

Steps #1 and #3 are already writed (with c++)

Is there somebody who can explain me how to :

- launch Solid Edge in batch mode

- open drawing file

- do a "save as" in pdf format

 

Other question : in case where drawing file is associated with a 3d model, is 3d model requiered for conversion ?

 

Thank you very much for your answers

Best regards

 

thm

 

Posted by: Thierry Maire
Post date: 3/7/2007 11:20:46 PM

5 REPLIES

RE: batch conversion

Thierry,

 

I'll see what I can come up with tonight. What version of Solid Edge and service pack are you going to want to do this in?

 

Posted by: Jason Newell
Post date: 3/8/2007 5:28:59 AM

RE: batch conversion

Thank you very much Jason

 

I use Solid Edge v18 (standard install) and my os is Windows Xp Pro sp2.

 

Best regards.

 

Thierry

 

Posted by: Thierry Maire
Post date: 3/8/2007 3:12:50 PM

RE: batch conversion

Thierry,

 

The "Save As PDF" option was added to V19 if I'm not incorrect. That means we'll have to come up with some other mechanism for the conversion.

 

Posted by: Jason Newell
Post date: 3/9/2007 1:17:15 AM

RE: batch conversion

This is what I recommend. With the Solid Edge viewer API, you can extract EMF's of the Sheets.

 

Then I would use: PDFDoc Scount to convert the EMF's into PDF's.

 

Posted by: Jason Newell
Post date: 3/9/2007 4:31:41 AM

RE: batch conversion

yes, it's also what i thought !

I found in Solid Edge's directory an example nammed PrintDFT, and I planed to use PDFCreator for pdf file creation.

We must keep in mind that no user interaction is allowed, this conversion must be a batch treatment.

All is a bit "blurred" for me, if you could help me a bit or say me where to find necessary informations...

Thank you very much !

 

Thierry

 

 

Posted by: Thierry Maire
Post date: 3/10/2007 12:10:42 AM