Apparently you are still on a version prior to SW2006 SP3.0. You don't
"print" using the Bluebeam printer. Instead, go to Tools>Add-Ins and make
your the Save as PDF add-in is checked. Then, you do simply that. You do a
"save-as", and under the file type, select PDF. It's that simple.
Word of advise... If you want to continue producing quality PDF files using
the save-as function, do not upgrade past SW2006 SP3.0. They "improved"
this feature by dropping Bluebeam and using Adobe, which still to this day
has tons of problems.
What has 'save as PDF' got to do with Bluebeam? I'm talking about the
'print to PDF' option here. There is also an option for print to
Bluebeam PDF. What is this? If I print using this where is the file
Seth Renigar wrote:
Like I said, if you are still using a version prior to SW2006 SP3.0, and do
not have the full-blown Bluebeam Pushbutton PDF software installed, then
what you are seeing as a Bluebeam PDF printer was actually installed by
SolidWorks. But to use it, you don't "PRINT" to it. That accomplishes
nothing. It is just a Bluebeam driver that was installed so that the "SAVE
AS PDF" function will work within SW. If you follow my steps and "SAVE AS
PDF", you will get the dialog to browse to whatever folder you want to put
the PDF in.
Now, if you DO have the full-blown Bluebeam Pushbutton PDF software
installed, then I can't help you with that. I have never used it.
If you have a later service pack, the Bluebeam PDF printer that you see is
completely worthless and can be removed from your system. Later SP's of SW
nor any other software can use it.