Batch plot to pdf

I’m glad it worked.

The easiest way to use the MergePDFs node is to make a separate graph :
(TargetPdf input is your filepath/name of combined pdf file)

Or you can combine it with the Passthrough node from Clockwork :

So I tried it with the passthrough, it almost works i get an error on the merge pdf node saying
“Warning: Merge.MergePDFs operation failed.
The document has no pages.”

But it still creates a merged pdf file…however the file is corrupt everytime and can not be opened.

Id like to try to do it in one graph so the other people using it here dont have to constantly open two graphs to pdf all files at the end of the day

Here is a nother example :

In the example above the MergePDFs node depends of the speed of your virtual pdf printer.
The passthrough node doesn’t work well with some virtual printers.

Recently added print nodes in the Orchid package…

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I really can’t find the merge node in any Genius Loci package

Hi Thomas,

You can find the MergePDFs node in Genius Loci package version 2018.12.10 (and previous versions).

For the moment, I don’t include anymore this C# node in the package until I’ve found a fix.
You can find an explanation in this topic if you’re interested :

@thomas.vhelden
You can make a “View Sheet Set” and print that to one combined pdf…

My nodes works exactly as if you were printing from inside Revit…

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Hi Erfajo,

I downloaded the orchid package but the print node doesn’t allow multiple formats to be printed out all at once. In de Genius Loci package there is one node that does allow multiple formats but it doesn’t combine alle the files.

Revit does not have the ability to combine multiple formats by itself.
That’s why I wrote the MergePDF node.
But the external library used (dll) ITextSharp crash Revit during the update of the package on Dynamo 2.0.
That’s why I temporarily abandoned this node.

Thank you for the update. So at the moment it’s not possible to combine files in Dynamo 2.0.
I will combine them manually.

It works perfectly with the old version of the Genius Loci package that I mentioned in Dynamo 2.0.
But there can be a Revit crash during the installation / update with the package manager. Despite this, the package and the node MergePDF will still be perfectly installed and functional.

Thank you, i got the merge pdf working. I use the wait then passthrough node from bakery so it waits 3 seconds before merging the files.

I’m glad it works for you ! :slight_smile:

@thomas.vhelden

Thanks for feedback, I have coded a node for merging pdf’s please update Orchid to the 7005 build. My node works in both Dynamo 1.3.x and 2.0.x

Home.dyn (4.2 KB)

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I have done pretty much the same thing here and the script says it runs, but for some reason it isn’t creating any pdf’s. I am using PDFCreator instead of adobe.

Use the Print PDF (multiple formats) node in Genius Loci package instead.
The original Print PDF node has no input for the filenames (filepaths).

I switched nodes and it now shows all the final results as empty sets (null)

Don’t use longest lacing and flatten your lists of inputs.