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Add option to change and save the default PDF export settings when exporting a drawing as a PDF.

Add option to change and save the default PDF export settings when exporting a drawing as a PDF.

An option should be added to allow users to change and save the default settings in the PDF Export Settings window.  It would be nice to be able to change settings such as "Color" to monochrome instead of color or "Fonts" to stroke all fonts instead of use truetype fonts and have that be the default settings.  Currently in Creo 2.0 you have to remake these changes every time you open the software.

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Newbie

You can save PROFILES for pdf export afterwhich you just need to select them once per session.

Please search for 000031414 in the PTC eSupport "search our knowledge" field.

https://support.ptc.com/appserver/cs/portal/

How to create a 2D PDF Export Profile in Creo Elements/Pro 5.0

Note: for step 1 in Creo3: instead of PUBLISH, mouse over the File>Save As menu item until you see Export pop up and select it.

Newbie

Thank you for the suggestion Alwyn Lim.

The issue is the fact that you have to go and select your prefered export setting every time you open a new session.  Our company uses a PLM software that saves a PDF when you save a Creo drawing.  The PDF is created using Creo.  So if you don't remember to change the PDF export settings in Creo when you open a new session, then the PDF's that get saved into the PLM software will be created using the wrong settings.  This causes extra work going back and fixing the incorrect PDF's.

Newbie

For now, can your PLM software's macro/programming be set to activate a saved profile before getting Creo to export the PDF?

Pearl

You can create a macro that does this for you and then save it to the UI.

Newbie

Alwyn Lim,

That was something I was thinking about also.  I will talk our PLM administrator and see what can be done.  Thanks for the advice.

Newbie

Christopher,

When you say "create a macro" do you mean create a mapkey?  I did make a mapkey that changes my PDF export settings, but I have to remember to change that setting ever time I start a new Creo session.

Is there way to write a macro from scratch that I can link to my Creo start-up files so that it automatically runs my mapkey when a new session is started?

I have no experience writting macros from scratch, but very much what to learn.  Can you suggest a good place to start learning?  Can you recommend any good tutorials, websites, or books on writing macros or computer programming?  Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Pearl

Yes, macro and mapkey are the same. You you create a mapkey, just select it in the mapkeys dialog box and then click "Save ..." on the right. Save it to your local config.pro. If it is in your local config.pro then it will get loaded every time you start Creo.

After that, you can even put the macro in the GUI and change the icon to look like a pdf icon.

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Hi, 

 

it should be veryvery yuseful to set the default profile .dop to export PDf like an option to set in the config.pro : export_pdf_profile_default profile_pdf.dop

 

Thanks.