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BIMx and how to export the PDFs from a file?

rob2218
Enthusiast
I have this BIMx file. it has connected, coordinated PDF set.
How do export the PDFs "FROM" the BIMx file and create a PDF set only?
...Bobby Hollywood live from...
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Edgewater, FL!
SOFTWARE VERSION:
Archicad 22, Archicad 23
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Barry Kelly
Moderator
As far as I know you can't.
The various BIMx viewers are just that - viewers not publishers.
I think the best you can do from BIMx is to go to the options and 'share'.
Then mail or save a screen shot, or directly print what you see on screen.

You will need to export the PDFs from the original Archicad file that created the BIMx file.

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James B
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
If you have the Pro version, it has AirPrint and the Google equivalent, so I guess you could try to print to PDF (like you would do from your computer). I haven't tried though.
James Badcock
Graphisoft Senior Product Manager
rob2218
Enthusiast
I have the PRO version and don't see any "Airprint" option so?......

I tried to "Airdrop" it to my IPAD Pro and it fails....file is 85mb....

Any other suggestions?
...Bobby Hollywood live from...
i>u
Edgewater, FL!
SOFTWARE VERSION:
Archicad 22, Archicad 23
Windows7 -OS, MAC Maverick OS
rob2218
Enthusiast
bummer....
Barry wrote:
As far as I know you can't.
The various BIMx viewers are just that - viewers not publishers.
I think the best you can do from BIMx is to go to the options and 'share'.
Then mail or save a screen shot, or directly print what you see on screen.

You will need to export the PDFs from the original Archicad file that created the BIMx file.

Barry.
...Bobby Hollywood live from...
i>u
Edgewater, FL!
SOFTWARE VERSION:
Archicad 22, Archicad 23
Windows7 -OS, MAC Maverick OS
Stress Co_
Advisor
Works for me.
It maybe that your printer isn't "AirPrint" compatible?

Airdropping PDF's from iPad to desktop works as well,
but you can only drop one PDF at a time (AFAIK).
Marc Corney, Architect
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rob2218
Enthusiast
I guess I didn't state my question properly.
I have a BIMx file and I'm viewing it on my iphone.
I want to take the sheet contents out of that BIMx file and create/save/export them out to a single PDF set.....it doesn't do that.
...Bobby Hollywood live from...
i>u
Edgewater, FL!
SOFTWARE VERSION:
Archicad 22, Archicad 23
Windows7 -OS, MAC Maverick OS
Stress Co_
Advisor
Stress wrote:
Works for me.
Correction:
I can AirPrint single sheets, but airdropping a "sheet" drops the entire BIMx file.

What I did previously was to copy a single sheet from BIMx on my iPad
and paste it into "notes" on my desktop (Apple's Universal Clipboard)

It imported as a .jpg, but I then exported as a PDF. A totally ridiculous workaround and not worth it.

Make a Wish.
It'd be great to have the option to export single & multi-page PDF file directly from BIMx.
Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina) //// Mac OS 14.2.1 (Sonoma)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 //// Apple M2 Max
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 //// 32 GB
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB //// 12C CPU, 30C GPU
ArchiCAD 25 (5010 USA Full) //// ArchiCAD 27 (4030 USA Full)
rob2218
Enthusiast
"Make a Wish.
It'd be great to have the option to export single & multi-page PDF file directly from BIMx.
"

Amen...let's hope Graphisoft is listening.
...Bobby Hollywood live from...
i>u
Edgewater, FL!
SOFTWARE VERSION:
Archicad 22, Archicad 23
Windows7 -OS, MAC Maverick OS
Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
Link to the wish (by Marc Corney) where you can vote:

https://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=69603
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