Inventor General Discussion

Inventor General Discussion

Active Member
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎03-15-2013
Message 1 of 1 (167 Views)

Exporting dwg and pdf at the same time.

167 Views, 0 Replies
09-26-2013 05:41 AM

Hey everyone,


We managed to change an iLogic rule found on the forum here, to create single pdf's from an IDW with multiple sheets, and name all pdf's to the corresponding sheet name. (Saves a lot of time)


Now we would like to add some lines to the rule in order to export the IDW to DWG's with the same name as the sheetname. 



This is the rule:


oPath = ThisDoc.Path
oFileName = ThisDoc.FileName(False) 'without extension
oPDFAddIn = ThisApplication.ApplicationAddIns.ItemById _
oDocument = ThisApplication.ActiveDocument
oContext = ThisApplication.TransientObjects.CreateTranslationContext
oContext.Type = IOMechanismEnum.kFileBrowseIOMechanism
oOptions = ThisApplication.TransientObjects.CreateNameValueMap
oDataMedium = ThisApplication.TransientObjects.CreateDataMedium

'Define the drawing 
Dim oDrawing As DrawingDocument
oDrawing = ThisDoc.Document

Dim oSheet As Sheet
Dim lPos As Long
Dim rPos As Long
Dim sLen As Long
Dim sSheetName As String
Dim iSheetNumber As Integer

'step through each drawing sheet
For Each oSheet In oDrawing.Sheets

'find the seperator in the sheet name:number
lPos = InStr(oSheet.Name, ":")
'find the number of characters in the sheet name
sLen = Len(oSheet.Name)
'find the sheet name
sSheetName = Left(oSheet.Name, lPos -1)
'find the sheet number
iSheetNumber = Right(oSheet.Name, sLen -lPos)

'set PDF Options
If oPDFAddIn.HasSaveCopyAsOptions(oDataMedium, oContext, oOptions) Then
oOptions.Value("All_Color_AS_Black") = 0
oOptions.Value("Remove_Line_Weights") = 0
oOptions.Value("Vector_Resolution") = 800
oOptions.Value("Sheet_Range") = Inventor.PrintRangeEnum.kPrintSheetRange
oOptions.Value("Custom_Begin_Sheet") = iSheetNumber
oOptions.Value("Custom_End_Sheet") = iSheetNumber
End If

'get PDF target folder path
oFolder = Left(oPath, InStrRev(oPath, "\")) & "PDF"

'Check for the PDF folder and create it if it does not exist
If Not System.IO.Directory.Exists(oFolder) Then
End If

'Set the PDF target file name
oDataMedium.FileName = oFolder & "\" & oFileName & " " & sSheetName & ".pdf"

'Publish document
oPDFAddIn.SaveCopyAs(oDocument, oContext, oOptions, oDataMedium)



Are you familiar with the Autodesk Expert Elites? The Expert Elite program is made up of customers that help other customers by sharing knowledge and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration. To learn more, please visit our Expert Elite website.
Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions or visit the Installation and Licensing Forum to get help installing your software.