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Save File as PDF Example (VB.NET)

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 to a PDF file
'    called foodprocessor.pdf.
' 4. Opens foodprocessor.pdf.
'----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics


Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Public Sub main()

        
Dim swExportPDFData As ExportPdfData
        
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
        
Dim swModExt As ModelDocExtension
        
Dim swDrawDoc As DrawingDoc
        
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
        Dim filename As String
        Dim errors As Integer
        Dim warnings As Integer
        Dim objs() As Object
        Dim obj As Object

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

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

        
' Get the names of the drawing sheets in the drawing
        ' to get the size of the array of drawing sheets
        swDrawDoc = swModel
        obj = swDrawDoc.GetSheetNames

        
Dim count As Integer
        count = UBound(obj)
        
ReDim objs(count)
       
Dim arrObjIn(count) As DispatchWrapper

        
Dim i As Integer
        ' 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 To count - 1
            boolstatus = swDrawDoc.ActivateSheet(obj(i))
            
Dim swSheet As Sheet
            swSheet = swDrawDoc.GetCurrentSheet
            objs(i) = swSheet
           
arrObjIn(i) = New DispatchWrapper(objs(i))
        
Next i


        
' Save the drawings sheets to a PDF file
        boolstatus = swExportPDFData.SetSheets(swExportDataSheetsToExport_e.swExportData_ExportSpecifiedSheets, (arrObjIn))
        swExportPDFData.ViewPdfAfterSaving =
True
        Debug.Print(swExportPDFData.ViewPdfAfterSaving)
        boolstatus = swModExt.SaveAs(filename, swSaveAsVersion_e.swSaveAsCurrentVersion, swSaveAsOptions_e.swSaveAsOptions_Silent, swExportPDFData, errors, warnings)

    
End Sub

    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class



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