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PublishTo3DPDF Method (IModelDocExtension)

Creates a 3D PDF for SOLIDWORKS MBD. 

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function PublishTo3DPDF( _
   ByVal MBDPdfData As System.Object _
) As System.Integer
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IModelDocExtension
Dim MBDPdfData As System.Object
Dim value As System.Integer
value = instance.PublishTo3DPDF(MBDPdfData)
System.int PublishTo3DPDF( 
   System.object MBDPdfData
System.int PublishTo3DPDF( 
&   System.Object^ MBDPdfData



Return Value

Status as defined in swPublishTo3DPDFError_e



SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS.

This method corresponds to the Publish to 3D PDF button on the SOLIDWORKS MBD toolbar. 

Typical steps for generating a SOLIDWORKS MBD 3D PDF using the SOLIDWORKS API are:

  1. Get the MBD3DPdfData object using IModelDocExtension::GetMBD3DPdfData.
  2. Set the path and file name of the SOLIDWORKS MBD 3D PDF theme using IMBD3DPdfData::ThemeName.
  3. Get standard and custom views using IMBD3DPdfData::GetStandardViews and IMBD3DPdfData::GetMoreViews.
  4. Set standard and custom views using IMBD3DPdfData::SetStandardViews and IMBD3DPdfData::SetMoreViews.
  5. Get and set text and custom properties in the theme using IMBD3DPdfData::GetTextAndCustomProperties and ITextAndCustomProperty.
  6. Set the path for the SOLIDWORKS MBD 3D PDF using IMBD3DPdfData::FilePath.
  7. Generate the SOLIDWORKS MBD 3D PDF using this method.

See the SOLIDWORKS Help for details about MBD.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2016 FCS, Revision Number 24.0

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