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When I save drawing on Teamcenter it does not create pdf automatically.

 

I found some properties on Customer Default -> Gateway -> Pdf Export, but that doesn't work.

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Re: PDF on Save

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom
File > Export > PDF relies on nxplot so you need to have "Plotting" installed. Check your NX syslog for UGII_CGM2PDF to ensure that the directory exists (e.g. C:\Program Files\Siemens\NX 11\nxplot\bin\pdf) and that cgm2pdf.exe exists in that directory.

Randy Ellsworth, Teamcenter Architect, Applied CAx, LLC
NX 11 | SW 2016 | Creo 4 | TcUA 11.4
Evaluating: AW 3.4

Re: PDF on Save

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Thats great @RandyEllsworth!! 

 

Let me understand, when I save drawing the NX doesn't create pdf. We need to do that procedure for create pdf, right?

Re: PDF on Save

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Correct. You can save the CGM (check Save Options) and the CGM can be used to create a PDF (-pdf -nocgm). Or you can use File > New > PDF (from drafting) which leverages NX Plotting. Or if you have Teamcenter then Dispatcher can be leveraged to create the PDF.
References:
https://docs.plm.automation.siemens.com/tdoc/nx/11.0.2/nx_help/#uid:export_pdf
https://docs.plm.automation.siemens.com/tdoc/nx/11.0.2/nx_help/#uid:cgm2pdf_utility
https://docs.plm.automation.siemens.com/tdoc/nx/11.0.2/nx_help/#uid:xid280875

Randy Ellsworth, Teamcenter Architect, Applied CAx, LLC
NX 11 | SW 2016 | Creo 4 | TcUA 11.4
Evaluating: AW 3.4

Re: PDF on Save

Pioneer
Pioneer
Hello,

Did your pdf exportation on save succeed ? Could you show me how to do please ? I followed steps that you and Randy talked about. I had nxplot, i have cgm2pdf, i also have CGM checked in save options. In fact, i can create a pdf file from a UGPart in Teamcenter by dispatcher, but i couldnot find a way to do the same thing from Save button in NX Interface.

Thank you for your help,
Thinh

Re: PDF on Save

Phenom
Phenom

Good afternoon, I also wonder if it is possible to create PDF automatically using the dispatcher when saving a drawing in Teamcenter

Re: PDF on Save

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
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Dispatcher is easy. The solution above describes how to set it up. SWIM/IPEM are even easier (they have their own translator/software). MSO takes a little more work.

Randy Ellsworth, Teamcenter Architect, Applied CAx, LLC
NX 11 | SW 2016 | Creo 4 | TcUA 11.4
Evaluating: AW 3.4

Re: PDF on Save

Phenom
Phenom

Thanks for the answer Randy,
I want to understand if it is possible to generate PDF using the dispatcher when saving the prt file of NX without saving cgm?

Re: PDF on Save

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
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Yes, kinda. You have to use the cgm translator with "-pdf -nocgm" options. Default you will only get a cgm.

Randy Ellsworth, Teamcenter Architect, Applied CAx, LLC
NX 11 | SW 2016 | Creo 4 | TcUA 11.4
Evaluating: AW 3.4

Re: PDF on Save

Phenom
Phenom

thanks, now it's clear, I think I need to read about the installation of a dispatcher and translator