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System Options > Export > PDF

To display the dialog:

Click Tools > Options > System Options > Export > PDF in File Format.

- or -

  1. Click File > Save As.
  2. In Save as type, select Adobe Portable Document Format.
  3. Click Options.




Get/Set Methods

Return Value


Export PDF in color


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swPDFExportInColor, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to save documents in color when saving to PDF

Embed fonts


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swPDFExportEmbedFonts, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to embed fonts when saving documents  to PDF

High quality lines


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swPDFExportHighQuality, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to save drawing documents with high quality when saving to PDF

Shaded/Draft geometry DPI


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swPDFExportShadedDraftDPI, <Value>)

Integer value

For drawings only; controls dots per inch (DPI) setting for shaded and draft geometry; increased value improves quality while increasing the file size and the time to save the file

Sharpened OLE DPI


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swPDFExportOleDPI, <Value>)

Integer value

For drawings only; controls DPI setting for Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) objects; increased value improves quality while increasing the file size and the time to save the file

Print header/footer


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swPDFExportPrintHeaderFooter, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to use the header and footer specified in File > Print > Header Footer when saving documents to PDF

Use specified printer line weights (File > Print > Line Weights)


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swPDFExportUseCurrentPrintLineWeights, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to use the default printer line weights when saving documents to PDF

Include layers set to not print


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swPDFExportIncludeLayersNotToPrint, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to include layers set not to print


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