Publishing a Model to 3D PDF

To publish a model to 3D PDF:

  1. Click Publish to 3D PDF (SOLIDWORKS MBD toolbar).
  2. Under Template, select a template or click Manage 3D PDF Templates to create or edit a template.
  3. Under Include Primary Views, select the views.
    Views include orthographic views, axonometric views, the current model view, named views, and captured 3D views.
  4. If the template includes an independent viewport, under Independent Viewport, select a view.
  5. Under Accuracy:
    1. Select the level of accuracy. Options include Maximum, High, Medium, and Low.
    2. To apply Lossy Compression to the polygons, select Use lossy compression on tessellation.
  6. Under Attachments:
    1. To attach files to the 3D PDF, click Attach Files and browse to the files to include.
    2. To export the parts and assemblies, including PMI, in STEP 242 format, select Create and attach STEP 242.
  7. Click .
  8. If the template includes a BOM table, under Output BOM Table, select a bill of material and select or clear items in Column List. Select Exclude from annotation view to remove the BOM table from the view.
  9. Under Output Text Fields, click Edit.
  10. In the Custom Property Text dialog box:
    1. If the template contains a template text field, in the Name column, locate the text field and enter the text in Text.
    2. If the template contains a custom property field, in the Name column, locate the custom property field and select the custom property in Custom property name.
    3. Click Close.
  11. Click .
  12. In the Save As dialog box, enter a file name or browse to a location to save the 3D PDF file. To display the PDF file after saving, select View PDF after saving.
  13. Click Save.
    The PDF file is saved in the location specified in File name.