Create clickable section cut links when printing from Revit to PDF

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RFreund
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Create clickable section cut links when printing from Revit to PDF

Post by RFreund » Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:09 pm

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this question....

I'm trying to create clickable section cut links when printing to a pdf from Revit. Basically making the section cut a hyperlink.

My understanding is that Revit "automatically does this", but it must depend on which pdf software you use. If I use Bluebeam's printer, it works. However, if I use PDF-XChange Printer, there are no links. I assume this has to do with the pdf printer I'm using?

Is there any "general setting" that I can look for in other PDF software to determine if the links will be made?

Also see here:

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-architecture-forum/create-clickable-section-cut-links-when-printing-to-pdf/m-p/10427059#M325318

Thanks!

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Re: Create clickable section cut links when printing from Revit to PDF

Post by Willy Van Nuffel » Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:11 pm

Hi,

Sorry if I do not correctly understand your question, but I suppose you are simply talking about recognizing hyperlinks in your documents and converting them to clickable hyperlinks in your resulting PDF files ?

So, if it goes about hyperlinks like "https://www.tracker-software.com", this will work if you go into the printer driver settings of the "PDF-XChange Standard" printer, and go to "Links" and mark "Analize URLs in Printed Text".

Hyperlinks like "click here" will not be recognized.

In PDF-readers (like PDF-XChange Editor) there is often an option to automatically interpret text like "https://..." as hyperlinks.
This option is in File > Preferences > Page Text > Create Links from URLs in page text".

Regards.

Willy
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Re: Create clickable section cut links when printing from Revit to PDF

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:14 am

Hi,

Thanks for this Willy, I hope it helps RFreund here.

Kind regards,
Daniel McIntyre
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