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Print pdf from BIMx?

Mats Knutsson
Advocate

Which of the BIMx variants can I print pdf from? I didn't find "print" in the web app nor the windows app.

/Mats

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Roland Szabo
Graphisoft
Graphisoft

You can print from the mobile apps, and since last September, it's free. See this announcement in BIMx News. Here, you can also see we gradually added several features to the web&desktop apps in the last year; PDF export is next in line. 

Roland Szabo
BIMx Product Manager

Hi @Roland Szabo is / will it possible to toggle disable / enable of the PDF export function when we Publish from Archicad?
We regularly give clients & other stakeholders a BIMx to review the full project and even have them use this as a base for feedback, etc.

But we need to be able to control if & when they can reproduce / distribute our drawings.

This was very possible & easy with the BIMx features before.

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Ryleigh
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@Mats Knutsson wrote:

Which of the BIMx variants can I print pdf from? I didn't find "print" in the web app nor the windows app.

/Mats


 

Does the absence of a "print" option in both the web app and Windows app mean that PDF printing is not supported in those versions?

 


@Ryleigh wrote:

 


Does the absence of a "print" option in both the web app and Windows app mean that PDF printing is not supported in those versions


Roland said in his post that PDF export (I assume printing) is next in line for web & desktop applications.

 

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Roland Szabo
Graphisoft
Graphisoft

PDF export is already available on web&desktop, see BIMx News. PDF printing is supported by the PDF export feature. This way, you to customize the exported document's print settings on your computer according to your known and preferred method (instead of some limited print settings in BIMx).

Francois, does adding legal notes (or even watermarks) to your layouts address your concern? We don't plan to add such a PDF export control to the BIMx publishing settings of Archicad - which are used to define the content of Hyper-models. In the past years, anyone has had the opportunity to print from BIMx Mobile, e.g., with BIMx Pro Subscription purchased via Apple/Google or even without paying for it in the 2-week free trial.

Roland Szabo
BIMx Product Manager

I second this feature: I'm sure we've all encountered clients who need "persuading" from time to time to pay their bills promptly (or at all ! ). BIMx is an excellent means of sharing the project without giving direct access to the BIM model. A control on the ability to export, or not, PDFs contained in the BIMx file would be very beneficial.

(when working internationally, legal notes and watermarks can be as effective as a chocolate fireguard...)

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