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Watermark PDFs

Creator
Creator

Hi All,

 

Is there a way to setup a workflow to add a watermark to a pdf, then remove it after an approval step within the workflow? 

 

Example: PDF of a drawing is routed for approval.  Step 1: Add "Pending" watermark to the pdf.  Step 2: document is reviewed and approved.  Step 3: Remove "Pending" watermark and status the pdfs to 60.

 

Thanks,

Brian

11 REPLIES

Re: Watermark PDFs

Legend
Legend

you need to create the pdf twice with the dispatcher, you can not remove th watermark

- with watermark "Pending"

- without watermark

 

Frederik Verscheure
Evolve Consulting bvba
Freelance NX & Teamcenter consultant
frederik@evolve-consulting.be

Re: Watermark PDFs

Solution Partner Honored Contributor Solution Partner Honored Contributor
Solution Partner Honored Contributor
Actually you can. A watermark can only be added to a PDF upon creation (Dispatcher). However, you can change the watermark after it has been created (second step). For instance, if you wanted to change "Pending" to "Released" at different steps in the workflow or simply change the watermark from "Pending" to " ". When changing a watermark you can change the position, type, font, color, orientation, etc. The only limitation is that the watermark must already exist in the PDF for it to be changed.

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

Re: Watermark PDFs

Solution Partner Experimenter Solution Partner Experimenter
Solution Partner Experimenter

I couldn't find any way to remove the watermark once applied without customization in Teamcenter. If there is any then please help.

Re: Watermark PDFs

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Could you do not remove the watermark. Only change the value of the watermark from "Pending" to " " (per RandyEllsworth said).

Re: Watermark PDFs

Solution Partner Experimenter Solution Partner Experimenter
Solution Partner Experimenter

Using the Preview Service translator or something else?

Re: Watermark PDFs

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

"

1) The NX to PDF Export command has a watermark option.

2) The NX Plot command has a watermark option.

3) The Rich Client Embedded Viewer can add watermarks when printing.

4) The NX CGM to PDF command line utility has a watermark option.

"

 

https://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/NX-Design-Forum/NX-Drafting-Watermark/td-p/348625

Re: Watermark PDFs

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Yep. I've used all four of these options over the years.


Larry Carpenter, P.E.
CAxPLM Architect @ Siemens Molecular Imaging
Past Board Member @ PLM World, Inc,

Re: Watermark PDFs

Phenom
Phenom

Сan we specify the coordinates of the watermark, for example, to fill the title block in the stamp?
We need, after all employees have approved the NX drawing generate a PDF with the names and dates in the title block.
If someone has experience, how to do it using BMIDE + OOTB tools and handlers + other free software, please share your experience. Or maybe give a link to the source where we can read information.
At the moment we installed the dispatcher to generate a PDF from a drawing in prt format.

Re: Watermark PDFs

Solution Partner Honored Contributor Solution Partner Honored Contributor
Solution Partner Honored Contributor
Filling fields in a drawing title block at the end of a release process then generating a PDF is hard. Adding a stamp that says "Preliminary" diagonally across the face of a PDF generated from the drawing at the beginning of a workflow then modifying the stamp to position along the bottom left side and say "Released by <name> on <date>" at the end of the workflow is much easier. Sometimes solutions are weighed down by legacy requirements that are not really business needs anymore (fake requirements). Filling out the fields of a title block on a drawing with released data is one of them.

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