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Printing multiple sheets with different sizes to pdf.

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02-10-2013 07:00 AM

We are looking for an easy straightforward way to print / export an entire set of sheets to pdf.


The sheets have different papersizes and we want them to be named with the sheet number + name, and possible a prefix by choice.


We have Adobe Acrobat X installed as pdf printer.


So far we managed to print an entire set to pdf with these somewhat annoying issues:

1. The naming adds the word "sheet" between the chosen prefix and number-name.

can we get rid of this?


2. The prints seem only to follow the actual Revit Print-setup, on papersizes.

Which means that we need to have print-sessions on every paper size used in a project.

Stange that in Revit the paper print-setup, doesnt follow the sheet definitions.(?)

Is there a way within Revit to solve this to a more automated workflow?

Or do we have to implement thirdparty plugiins / solutions?


Thans in advance for any help.

Staermose / Spacefab


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Re: Printing multiple sheets with different sizes to pdf.

02-10-2013 11:16 AM in reply to: spacefab

It sounds like you print each sheet separately to PDF, that is why the "sheet"prefix shows up. You can merge them (in the print dialog, where you sleect sheets etc.).


May I ask why you have your project on different sheetsizes? Is it for soem shop drawings etc.? 

anyway, the only way i know of would be to print one batch of 24x36 and the other in 11x17 (if thsoe are your sizes) and merge the PDF. but you likley want to number the sheets so they are not all mixed up. i.e. have all 24x36 first and then the 11x17 etc. 


It seems you actually want single PDf for each sheet, if i understand that correctly. My response likley isn't very helpful, though. but to my knowledge Revit prints it to whatever size you set it in the print dialog, not what the hseetsize int eh project is. 



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Re: Printing multiple sheets with different sizes to pdf.

02-11-2013 01:07 AM in reply to: kschindel


Thanks for your answer, but you are right, that it doesn´t solve our issues.


In our region (denmark), we are used to handle projects, revisions etc. "by sheet".

Hence we are looking for an easy way to create the entire sheetlist of documents as single pdf-files.


What puzzles me here is that we can make a physical printer choose paper by layout size, even though the setting in the revit print setup is fixed, but we can´t make this work when creating pdfs with Adobe Acrobat.


So if anybody has experience with other pdf-printers that meet this issue, please let me know.



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Re: Printing multiple sheets with different sizes to pdf.

02-13-2013 01:12 PM in reply to: spacefab

I'm not aware of any automated way to address this in Revit or Abobe. However, I'm guessing that someone has a third party application that will help. 


Thanks for posting. 

Alan Quinn
Support Specialist
Product Support
Autodesk, Inc.

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