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save multiple pdf files with multiple sheets per draft

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hello,

 

Does anyone know how to print drawings to pdf with multiple sheets.

Now for example i want to make 3 drafts with 2 sheets per draft to pdf.
but if i save them the next sheet overwright the first sheet so my suplliers continuesly mis sheets.

Or i have to do a lot of extra work.

 

See the movie i attached to make clear of my problem

 

Kind regards,

(view in My Videos)

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Re: save multiple pdf files with multiple sheets per draft

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

That "paper print" function doesn't deal well with print to pdf. It seems to be geared toward paper prints and "print to file" doesn't handle multiple sheets. Why not use "save as translated" selecting the pdf type? It works. It appends "sheet x" to the end of the file names.

Bruce Shand
SE2019 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: save multiple pdf files with multiple sheets per draft

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hello,


Thanks for the reply.

The problem is that in the "save as translated" or just save ass pdf (doesnt matter) it only saves 1 file.

 

My application is to purchase sheet metal parts.

Sometime i order for example 80 parts at the seem time.

Our suppliers need pdf files for the production.

So i need to export 80.dft into 80 pfd filtes.

 

With the print to pdf file that works great, the only thing is that it doesnt save the extra sheets under the same name.

Re: save multiple pdf files with multiple sheets per draft

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

I have to agree that batch printing multisheet drafts to pdf is a problem. Maybe someone "out there" has a solution.

Bruce Shand
SE2019 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: save multiple pdf files with multiple sheets per draft

Legend
Legend

I use third party software to do this..

 

Its called edgepublisher from Arne Brohuus..

 

You open a assy, the software finds all the related drawing, you can check if they are up-to-date, and update them and than export them as pdf, dwg, dxf, step, etc,etc, in one go... or print..

 

A huge, huge timesaver.... 

 

This functionalty should be incorporated into Solid Edge... or made available to us free of charge by Siemens..

 

Www.brohuus.com

 

Kind regards,

 

Jan Bos

Emmen, the Netherlands

User since Solid Edge 3.5

 

 

Re: save multiple pdf files with multiple sheets per draft

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

@Jan_Bos, thanks! So would one go to "batch print - a free license" and download that? For some reason I thought Edge Publisher was a defunct product.

<edit> or is it a paid product that is needed?

Bruce Shand
SE2019 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: save multiple pdf files with multiple sheets per draft

Legend
Legend
Edgepublisher is still developed, but you need a license.. but its cheap..

And it saves many, many hours per month..

Contact Arne... he will help.

Reg.

Jan Bos

Re: save multiple pdf files with multiple sheets per draft

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

@Jan_Bos - does this tool work in managed mode or only for unmanaged data?

Thanks,

Jamie

Jamie Griffis | PLM Solution Architect | Engineering USA

Re: save multiple pdf files with multiple sheets per draft

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

@Jamie_Griffis, Excellent question!

Bruce Shand
SE2019 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: save multiple pdf files with multiple sheets per draft

Genius
Genius

You can use the free Batch.exe macro, located in C:\Program Files\Solid Edge ST10\Custom\Batch\Bin

It uses your current Save As Translated options from Solid Edge and can handle multi-sheet drawings.