PDM Inventor Batch Print – Add-In
The SOLIDWORDS PDM Inventor to PDF Task Tool enables the creation of derived output for Inventor data stored in PDM. It is based on the out-of-the-box Tasks functionality and converts Inventor data to derived file formats such as PDF, DXF and STEP.
The tool supports:
Dynamic naming of the derived output file, i.e., the PDF file
The ability to save the PDF file inside or outside of the PDM Vault on a network location
Mapping of source Inventor data card variables to the PDF file variables
Bulk derived output (PDF) creation for all drawings within an Inventor Assembly structure
Watermarking of the PDF file
The tool allows for additional customer-specific customizations.
This add-in requires that a license of Autodesk Inventor is installed and running on the task/host computer.
To add a new Add-In, select the following three files:
On the task/host server (the computer where Inventor is installed), conficonfigure it as a host server by right clicking on the PDM “Blueberry” and select Task Host Configuration.
*Inventor needs to be installed on the task/host computer.
Task Setup In EPDM Admin Console:
Create a new task.
Give it a name.
Select “EPDM Inventor PDF Creation Task” from the Add-In pull down menu.
Fill in the rest of the information as you would for any other task.
For the “Inventor PDF Creation (created by xLM Solutions) tab, point to the xml configuration file as show below.
Note: this file needs to exists or be accessed from BOTH the task host and the computer that is initiating the task, i.e., if the task host and client is the same machine, it can be on a local folder. Otherwise, it needs to be on a shared folder seen by everyone.