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The following applies if you are using a version of the software before Update 33. For the latest information, see Configuring PDF generation with SmartPlant Markup Plus.

You can use SmartPlant Markup Plus to generate PDF files for supported file types. SmartPlant Markup Plus generates a PDF file with the same name as the original file with the addition of a PDF extension. For example, if border.dgn is the source file name, the software generates a file named border.dgn.pdf. SmartPlant Foundation relates these PDF copies to the corresponding file in the SmartPlant Foundation database.

  • For a complete list of available .INI parameters, refer to INI Parameters.

  • For Hexagon file formats, a printer named SmartPlant PDF Converter NNN (where NNN denotes the version number) is installed on the SmartPlant Foundation application server when SmartPlant Markup Plus is installed. This printer is used for PDF generation and should not be removed or used for any other purpose.

  • For Hexagon file formats, the command line dmredl.exe -p obj.Name -pdf $OUTPUTDIR is added as the Alternate Rendition application. For information on adding arguments to this command line, refer to the SmartPlant Markup Plus Help.

  • For non-Hexagon file formats, either spm -pdf or dmredl.exe -p obj.Name -pdf $OUTPUTDIR can be added as the Alternate Rendition application. For information on adding arguments to this command line, refer to the SmartPlant Markup Plus Help.

  • For non-Hexagon file formats, if the dmredl.exe command is used as the Alternate Rendition application, a separate scheduler task is created. If the spm -pdf command is used as the Alternate Rendition application, no scheduler task is created (and the PDF should generate faster).

  • Smart Instrumentation file types (.brw, .ssf, .spd) cannot be viewed by SmartPlant Markup Plus and cannot be generated into PDF format by SmartPlant Markup Plus. These files can be generated into PDF format within Smart Instrumentation before being published to SmartPlant Foundation (which can then be viewed and printed using SmartPlant Markup Plus).