- Download and install PDFCreator ( if you don't have it already)
- Download the following ini file: pdfcreator settings
- Open the PDFCreator application
- Go to Printer - Options, and then 'load' the settings from the ini file you downloaded (use the little folder at the top of the window to load settings), then hit 'Save' at the bottom of the window.
- Now, when you print from Revit, be sure to choose the options to 'Create separate files...'
- When you click 'Print' in Revit, each sheet will be sent individually to PDFCreator. PDFCreator will then use the View or Sheet name (as per the REDMON_DOCNAME_FILE setting) to Autosave the PDFs to a specified folder - the above ini file uses C:\TEMP_PLOT\ by default.
Revit wants you to work efficiently, and it wants you to maximise the value of the data inherent to the BIM model. In this case, we leverage the View/Sheet name to automatically name the PDF files.
But what if you want to modify the filenames - perhaps adding a prefix or suffix to all PDF filenames? Well, you will just have to subscribe and wait for the next post...
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