How to add a Zoom To Fit command to the SOLIDWORKS PDM Convert Task

Article by Justin Williams created/updated July 2, 2020

The SOLIDWORKS PDM convert task, opens the model, and completes a save as PDF.  If the last save of the model was zoomed out, it can result in an excess of empty space, as shown in the example below:

Excess of screen space

Excess of screen space

With a small edit to the script, we can add a Zoom To Fit command before the file is converted to PDF.

How to add a Zoom To Fit command to the SOLIDWORKS PDM convert task

  • Open the Administration Tool and open the convert task;
Convert to PDF Task

Convert to PDF Task

  • Within Output File Details select Advanced Scripting Options;
Advanced Scripting Options

Advanced Scripting Options

  • Add swModel.ViewZoomtofit2 as listed below (line 710)
Add swModel.ViewZoomtofit2

Add swModel.ViewZoomtofit2

And the command will be added ahead of conversion;

Zoom To Fit command applied to the view

Zoom To Fit command applied to the view

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Justin Williams

Justin Williams is a Data Management Applications Expert based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.