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    Batch printing to pdf

    Hello,
    I'm printing about 100 sheets to pdf, and the client wants them printed individually rather than one single file. Does Revit print so that the pdf file name is ONLY the title of the sheet? First of all, when I print individually, it seems mandatory that I select a printing location, but then it still prompts me with every single sheet where to place them (say what?). Secondly, in that prompt, instead of just A-A-01 for the file name, I'm getting this: _ - Sheet - A-A-01 - LEGEND & ABBREVIATIONS.pdf -- and that's only after I put *.pdf in the path required in the mandatory settings.

    There's got to be a way where it will batch print A-A-01... A-A-02... ect. without me needing to sit chained to my computer for 20+ minutes.

    Thanks,
    John

    #2
    You will be prompted for each sheet... cant help you there. Sorry. Secondly I use a batch file rename utility. Google "Bulk Rename Utility" its free and works very well for deleting the extra crap that the priting prosess adds.
    -Alex Cunningham

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      #3
      Originally posted by Alex Cunningham View Post
      You will be prompted for each sheet... cant help you there. Sorry. Secondly I use a batch file rename utility. Google "Bulk Rename Utility" its free and works very well for deleting the extra crap that the priting prosess adds.
      Ya, that's what we do here already. I was hoping to avoid the extra steps. Seems like a pretty basic oversight on Revit's part to chain you to the desk when batch printing pdfs. Oh well.

      Thanks for the reply

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        #4
        Sadly there are a lot of oversights on Revits behalf...
        -Alex Cunningham

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          #5
          Well you can use Acrobat to extract a big PDF of pages into single pages but it will probably auto name page 1, 2, 3, etc. Probably not what you want to preserve your A101, A201, etc.
          Brett Harris
          BIM Manager
          Erskine Dredge & Associates Architects Inc.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Alex Cunningham View Post
            Sadly there are a lot of oversights on Revits behalf...
            ahem, please think back to AutoCAD vR13 and then tell me how fu'd Revit is...As far as I'm concerned there is no computer program that will EVER meet all expectations. We're just all to damned smart and demanding
            I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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              #7
              Uh, you CAN tell your PDF writer to auto name the individual files.... Works fine on my machine with Bluebeam.
              Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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                #8
                Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
                Uh, you CAN tell your PDF writer to auto name the individual files.... Works fine on my machine with Bluebeam.
                Yep, works here with PDF995 too.

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                  #9
                  Multiple PDF-s with Acrobat Pro

                  In the attached pictures I explained how we are printing from Revit 2012 using Acrobat PRO.

                  best regards
                  Attached Files
                  Last edited by funkys; December 4, 2011, 10:17 AM.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
                    Uh, you CAN tell your PDF writer to auto name the individual files.... Works fine on my machine with Bluebeam.
                    Can you elaborate? I am apparently slow and can't find the correct setting today... (using BB Revu CAD)
                    Last edited by cellophane; December 6, 2011, 03:40 PM.
                    Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


                    chad
                    BEER: Better, Efficient, Elegant, Repeatable.

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