Open in PDF

The command automatically set paper size according view size and open current view in default PDF viewer.

Introduction

The command streamlines PDF export process. At startup, the current view opens in the default PDF viewer.

The paper size is adjusted automatically according to the size of the current view.

The paper size is adjusted automatically according to the size of the current view.

With "Open in PDF" command, you don't have to print or send large drawings to suppliers. By selecting one or more elements, you can choose which part of the view is print. More in Active selection print.

If file security is important to you, you will appreciate the automatic security of the generated file, which is available in settings.

Print active selection

If one or more elements are selected in the view, the tool automatically recognizes the selection and offers the option to print only the active selection.

When you select the option to print the active selection, the view is cropped to the size of the selected elements, and only that portion is printed. After exporting, the view returns to the original settings.

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Fig.1 - Notification for active selection.

Settings

Print settings are available under Settings: Open in PDF.

General settings

In the general settings it is possible to set the name, location and the maximum allowed time for which the file will be created. After exceeding the specified time, the user is notified by a pop-up window, where he decides how he wants to continue. Due to the longer export when selecting print with raster processing, the entered value is doubled.

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Fig.2 - General settings for the pdf file.

File location

  • Temporary: the file is stored in a temporary folder, which is deleted when you close Revit.
  • Ask: each time the command is run, the user selects the destination folder in which the created pdf file is saved.
  • Select: all created files will be saved in the default folder.
    • If the folder does not exist when the command is run, the user will be notified by a pop-up window.

File name

Select or edit a file name from templates. More in File name.

The file name setting from the templates is only available to users with an active premium plan. Free licenses use the default "unit name preset".

PDF print settings

Select the predefined pdf print settings offered in Revite.

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Fig.3 - PDF print settings.

PDF file security

Add password security, change pdf file permissions directly in Revit without additional programs.

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Fig.4 - Security options for pdf document.

Security settings

  • None: File security is disabled.
  • Ask: each time the command is run, the user decides whether to secure the file with the set options or leave it unsecured.
  • Set: All open pdf files will be encrypted.

Security level

  • 40-bit encryption: use for Acrobat 3.x and 4.x.
  • 128-bit encryption: use for Acrobat 5.0 and higher.

Document permissions

The master password cannot be blank to use document permission. After entering the master password when opening the PDF file, all blocked properties are available.

Encryption of a pdf document directly from Revit is only available to users with an active premium plan. With a free license, the option to set security is blocked.

Document properties

Set the default document properties that will be saved in each file you create.

Set the default document properties that will be saved in each file you create.

Available data

  • Author
  • Title
  • Subject
  • Creator
  • Producer