Hello forum! I’ve got another tough one for you.
Situation: I have a HUGE mall project 2000+ sheets spread accross 8 models. Sheets related to the model’s content reside on that model ( Exterior in the enveloppe file, lvl2 plans in the lvl2 file, etc). It was dedided that way to make it easier for the 25+ people modeling in them.
Problem: Printing the thing. Opening 8 models to print individually and later combine in acrobat seem like a bit of waste.
Solution: Well scripting, of course, but I am stumped. See my Graph and test files, attached. The whole thing is a speghetti but the essence is: Point to a directory where some rvt file reside and point a directory where the future PDFs will spawn. choose wich file you want to use, extract the sheets, sort them however the user see fit, then, print them individually.
That last part is bugging me.
See, using the “Print PDF from directory (multiple formats)” from @Konrad_K_Sobon ( in wich I hardcoded the input of a list of document and a list of list of views; Everything is fine as long as the file I am feeding in the node ARE NOT LINKED TOGUETHER. Otherwise, it works for the first file, but refuses to touch the others because they are “linked”. It cries about not being able to open transactions in linked file or anything related to closing the document. Even though I explicitly opened them in background individually as detached at the start of the graph.
My Question: How do I fix this, my files obvioulsy have to be linked together and all my effort at closing any documents in the python script are met with a “you can’t, it’s linked”.
halp meh pls I’am so close I can taste it
Genius Loci 2018.6.18
1- run the script from the Print_Boi.rvt
2- Point where the Sheet_boi are located
3- Select the three files
4- click on the “Manual option” at the end of the 4th box
5- select the sheets you want
6- experience my problem