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Printing an Autocad drawing from Access using viewer

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I would like to print a copy of a drawing for a job with the job sheet. I do this with PDF's by storing the address of the file.

Is there a way to do this with Autocad and ideally solidworks viewers.

i.e. if the viewers are installed on the PC is there any way I store a reference to a drawing file  and automatically print the drawing to save them creating PDFs for each drawing.
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Question by:donhannam
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 2000 total points
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A bit confused about exactly what you have here and what you want...

In any event,  you can print just about any exiting file from VBA using code like this in a module:

Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias _
"ShellExecuteA" (ByVal Hwnd As Long, _
ByVal lpOperation As String, _
ByVal lpFile As String, _
ByVal lpParameters As String, _
ByVal lpDirectory As String, _
ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

Then, if you have the full path to the file in a field on a form (here my name for this field is called "FileData"), you can use code like this to print the file from the form:

Dim result As Long
result = ShellExecute(0&, "print", Me.FileData, vbNullString, vbNullString, vbHidden)

Code from here:
http://vb.mvps.org/samples/HyperJmp/

JeffCoachman
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by:donhannam
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Thanks Jeff,

I am waiting for more info from client but think what you are saying will work - need to close so I can ask another question
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