I'm writing a drawing issue tool and having troubles with my PDF printing to PDFCreator.
Basically my addin loops through the sheets to be issued then for each sheet exports DWG, DWF, prints to PDF and will also print.
DWG and DWF exporting all OK with the activeview but printing is hit and miss. does not always detect the active view.
Dim thisdoc As Document = uidoc.Document
Using trans As New Transaction(doc, "Export Sheets")
If Me.chkExportDWG.Checked = True Then ExportDWG(sbFile.ToString & ".dwg")
If Me.chkExportDWF.Checked = True Then ExportDWF(sbFile.ToString & ".dwf", GetSheetsize(sheet, doc), thisdoc)
If Me.chkExportPDF.Checked = True Then ExportPDF(sbFile.ToString & ".pdf", sheet.SheetNumber, thisdoc, thisdoc.ActiveView)
If Me.chkPrint.Checked = True Then PrintSheet(sheet, thisdoc)
Private Sub ExportPDF(ByVal ExportFileName As String, ByRef sheetnumber As String, ByRef thisdoc As Document, ByRef thisview As Autodesk.Revit.DB.View)
'handle page setups etc
Now when I debug thisview exists but I sometimes get an error that no views are selected. Any advice here would be a big help....
In which condition the error occurs?
Not sure if this is caused by not setting the print range.
This is the code to set the print range, the print it.
PrintManager manager = Document.PrintManager;
manager.PrintRange = PrintRange.Select;
Document.PrintManager returns a new PrintManager object., so you needt to set it to an PrintManager object, and set the print range and submit the print to the same PrintManager object.
I doubt that some views that cause error is that they are not real view but view template. Please check if the View.IsTemplate property is true. Please skip when it is a view template.
my app is only concerned with sheets so i loop through the sheets in the project making each one the active view in turn and exporting the sheet to different formats...i'll add this check in though and give things another test....