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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 c:\test, the folder where 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 = (
            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 = (
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 = (
                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 =
            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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