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Export MBD 3DPDF - SOLIWORKS PowerPack

This Generation Task exports a MBD (Model Based Definitions) 3D PDF to a given file location.

This Task requires you to have SOLIDWORKS MBD installed.


Property NameDescription
(Name)The unique name for this Task.
FolderThe folder that the new PDF file will be placed in (leave blank to use the same folder as the model).
OverwriteTRUE to overwrite the file if it exists, FALSE to leave the original.
PDF FileThe file name of the PDF file without extension. Leave this property blank to use the model file name.
Theme FileFull file path including extension of the 3D PDF theme.
ViewsA pipebar (|) delimited list of views.

To find your SOLIDWORKS MBD Themes navigate to C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\data\themes.


When this task is added the properties are both static and dynamic by default. See How To: Change A Static Property To A Dynamic Property to enable rules to be built on these properties.

Property NameExample RuleExample ResultMeaning
Folder"C:\MyDocuments\3DPDF"C:\MyDocuments\3DPDFThis is the folder that the 3D PDF will be placed in.
OverwriteTRUETRUETRUE will overwrite the file if it already exists.
PDF File"Piston3D"Piston3DThe created 3D PDF will be called Piston3D.
Theme File"C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\data\themes\multipage assembly 2 (a4 landscape)\theme.xml"C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\data\themes\multipage assembly 2 (a4 landscape)\theme.xmlThis is the full file path including the extension to the 3D PDF theme.
Views"FullView|Side View"FullView|Side ViewThis will select the 3D views that where captured in the assembly. These are called FullView and Side View.

Generation Sequence

This Task can be added to SOLIDWORKS Parts and Assemblies in the following Generation Sequence(s):

  • Pre Drive (will be run before the Main Drive Sequence)
  • Post Drive (will be run after the Main Drive Sequence)