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Firstly select the required Revit Sheets or Revit Views to be exported from the Xporter main interface and then click the Export button from the ribbon.

Xporter Export button

The top half of the Dialog box relates to the ‘Print’ settings and options for the resulting PDF files as shown by the below image. Most of the options emulate those available inherently from Revit itself.

  • PDF Printers – Xporter will scan and detect any installed PDF printers on your machine the first time you use the Export to PDF option and display available PDF printers in the drop down window.
  • Paper Size – Select an option from the drop down list to determine the resulting PDF paper size for exporting.
  • Paper Placement Panel – simply controls the image position on the sheet
  • Orientation Panel – determines the plot s either Landscape or Portrait orientation
  • Hidden Line Views Panel – determines the Print mode as with Revit. For linework drawings use the Vector Processing option as it is faster however for drawings containing images you may need to use the Raster option.
  • Options Panel – allow you to choose by use of the check boxes to exclude or include specific content from the resulting print.
  • Zoom Panel – allows you to either print to a specific scale factor or scale print to suit paper size if scale is not important
  • Appearance Panel – lets you choose the Raster quality from the drop down (Low, Medium, High, or Presentation). Also whether you want to print linework in colour, greyscale or Black & White from the drop down options.
  • File Panel – gives you the option to either combine exported sheets into one multi-page PDF file or if preferred separate PDF files for each sheet
  • PDF Export Folder – If you want to export PDF sheets to their own folder separate from other export file types then click the Browse button to determine the export location. If you choose the alternative option to combine all file types to a common export folder then this option will be greyed out.

The lower portion of the Dialog box determines the File naming, export location and file format settings for the exported files as shown by below example.

  • File Name Settings panel – provide the means to determine your file naming convention. Use the Format codes list to create the desired combination for the file name template (a sample preview is given as a guide). Use the date format options to select the required date format and date separator.
  • Export Formats Panel – is where you select the required output formats by checking the required boxes
  • General Export Folder – can be selected if you want to export all your various export formats to the same location by ticking the box and selecting the export folder. If you prefer to export each different file type to a separate folder then leave this box un-ticked and use the alternative DWF export folder above instead.