This will be a “work in progress topic” as I need to explain Fully how to achieve this.
First the basics: Revit 2016, Dynamo 1.3, Dyno Browser 0.6.1, Ghostscript 9.21, Redmon 1.9 and Python
Ghostscript can be downloaded here https://www.ghostscript.com/download/
Redmon can be downloaded here http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/redmon/
There are tons of write-up about Ghostscript online so feel free to read about it so you have an idea on how it works.
Below is a video of the concept and proof that
The python script allows Ghostscript to create PDF from Revit with the following features
a. Customized PDF naming - achieved via a parameter
b. Customized File Location
c. AutoDetect titleblock sizes A0, A1, A2, A3 and A4 - achieved via a parameter and predefined print settings
d. once a parameter is added on the sheet you can filter this so you can only create PDF based on this filter
There are couple of instructions on how to do this and once set-up (one time) you can use Ghostscript as a normal PDF creator - Solely for Revit only.
As I said its work in progress so bear with me…thanks…
Setting up Ghostscript and Redmon
- Download (from the link above) and Install Ghostscript 64 bit and Redmon 64 bit, just standard install
- Create folder on your C:\ drive named “GhostscriptPDF” and a sub-folder “PDF_RevitExport”
Follow this short video on how to configure
GhostscriptPDF_python_WIP_v1.dyn (9.1 KB)
let me know if you have any issues.
Note: Please make sure you have a “SheetSize” parameter and your printsettings name should be like “Ghostscript_A0” etc.
enjoy…and lastly I have no association nor connection to Ghostscript and Redmon I just use it coz its currently free and it works…pls. save your revit model before trying any graphs…