With the release of MicroStation V8i SS3 you can publish non-graphical business items to a 3D PDF document. These business items appear as objects in Adobe Reader’s Model Tree.
By default, business items are not included in the published 3D PDF document. You must take additional steps to include the business items. To include business items in a 3D PDF document use the 3D Plotting Options dialog.
To include a subset of the business items contained in a 3D design file, you must create a Property Filter file using the property Filter dialog and specify this file in the 3D Plotting Options dialog.
To create a PDF Property Filter File
To Publish All or a Subset of the Business items
Does the same thing work in MicroStation CONNECT Edition as well
Thanks for your help.
WOW ... The possibilties..... very promising. I made a small model in AECOSIM and made a 3D PDF. I'm getting duplicates and triplicates of doors and spaces listed in the 3D PDF even though the correct amount is listed in Items in AECOSIM. I couldn't get this to work on files created before SS3. Is this normal?
I've tried plotting a 3D model to pdf following the instructions above. What am I supposed to see in the resulting pdf? All I see id the 3D geometry!
What do you mean by a business item? If you mean a word documents (e.g. specification) why would I want to print to a 3D pdf file?