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Save File as PDF Example (C#)

This example shows how to save multiple drawing sheets to a PDF file.

//--------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Preconditions:
// 1. Verify that the specified drawing document to open exists.
// 2. Verify that the folder (c:\test) to which to save
//    the PDF file exists. If it does not exist,
//    create it or change the path to a folder that
//    exists on your system.
//
// Postconditions:
// 1. Opens the specified drawing document.
// 2. Saves all but the last drawing sheet to an array.
// 3. Saves the array of drawing sheets ato a PDF file
//    called foodprocessor.pdf.
// 4. Opens foodprocessor.pdf.
//---------------------------------------------------------------------------

using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using System;

namespace ViewPDF_CSharp.csproj
{
    
partial class SolidWorksMacro
    {
        
public void Main()
        {
            
ExportPdfData swExportPDFData = default(ExportPdfData);
            
ModelDoc2 swModel = default(ModelDoc2);
            
ModelDocExtension swModExt = default(ModelDocExtension);
            
DrawingDoc swDrawDoc = default(DrawingDoc);
            
Sheet swSheet = default(Sheet);
            
bool boolstatus = false;
            
string filename = null;
            
int errors = 0;
            
int warnings = 0;
            
string[] obj = null;


            
// Save PDF file to this folder and filename
            filename = "c:\\test\\foodprocessor.pdf";

            
// Open drawing document
            swModel = (ModelDoc2)swApp.OpenDoc6("C:\\Program Files\\SOLIDWORKS Corp\\SOLIDWORKS\\samples\\tutorial\\advdrawings\\foodprocessor.slddrw", (int)swDocumentTypes_e.swDocDRAWING, (int)swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", ref errors, ref warnings);
            swModExt = (
ModelDocExtension)swModel.Extension;
            swExportPDFData = (
ExportPdfData)swApp.GetExportFileData((int)swExportDataFileType_e.swExportPdfData);

            
// Get the names of the drawing sheets in the drawing
            // to get the size of the array of drawing sheets
            swDrawDoc = (DrawingDoc)swModel;

            obj = (
string[])swDrawDoc.GetSheetNames();
            
int count = 0;
            count = obj.Length;
            
int i = 0;
            
object[] objs = new object[count - 1];
           
DispatchWrapper[] arrObjIn = new DispatchWrapper[count - 1];

            
// Activate each drawing sheet, except the last drawing sheet, for
            // demonstration purposes only and add each sheet to an array
            // of drawing sheets
            for (i = 0; i < count - 1; i++)
            {
                boolstatus = swDrawDoc.ActivateSheet((obj[i]));
                swSheet = (
Sheet)swDrawDoc.GetCurrentSheet();
                objs[i] = swSheet;

                arrObjIn[i] =
new DispatchWrapper(objs[i]);


            }

            
// Save the drawings sheets to a PDF file
            boolstatus = swExportPDFData.SetSheets((int)swExportDataSheetsToExport_e.swExportData_ExportSpecifiedSheets, (arrObjIn));
            swExportPDFData.ViewPdfAfterSaving =
true;
            boolstatus = swModExt.SaveAs(filename, (
int)swSaveAsVersion_e.swSaveAsCurrentVersion, (int)swSaveAsOptions_e.swSaveAsOptions_Silent, swExportPDFData, ref errors, ref warnings);
        }



        
public SldWorks swApp;

    }

}



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