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batch conversion

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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

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RE: batch conversion

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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