I've something which is driving me nuts.
I'm using AutoCAD Electrical and have to plot/publish all my drawings in a single PDF (multi-sheet).
All DWG's are seperate files and need to be combined in 1 PDF file.
What's the best way to go?
I already created a routine which plot's every DWG into a PDF file, but now the latest hurdle. Combine them in a single file.
1.dwg = 1.pdf
2.dwg = 2.pdf
3.dwg = 3 pdf
Project.PDF = 1. DWG + 2.DWG + 3.dwg + etc.
I don't have Acrobat Distiller or something similar
When using the Publish option inside AutoCAD I can do that manually but I want to automate it.
Who can help me?
There is an adobe reader API with some tools if you want to do it yourself. Attach AcroRd32.dll (eg. C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader) and use object browser to look at the Acrobat, PDFMAKERAPILib, and PDFMerge name spaces. I have no code samples to offer yet but there are some on the internet.
There are also several free pdf APIs available.
Create a new Pdf Document using ITextSharp libraries.
Then import Pages from existing documents, like so
Read the book iText_in_Action_Sec_v1_PUBLISH.pdf for the details
The dwgToPdf.pc3 delivered with AutoCAD 2010 .. 2012 also exports the AutoCAD Layers.
Using iTextSharp you can turn them on/off, remove from the list etc.
Also need is adding metadata which popup on an area when dragging the cursor over that area.
do you mean DWG to PDF ?
TS is using that PC3 driver to make separated pdf files.
But for some good reason he want's to merge them into one multipage pdf file.
itextSharp libraries has this functionality and more.
Thanks for the reply's.
Itextsharp is indeed something which I'm looking for.
I hoped that there was a standard API available in AutoCAD to plot a single PDF with multiple pages.
but regarding to the reply's and my own research this isn't.
I going to implement the Itextsharp in my .NET program.