Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Disable Automatic PDF Display

When you use Save As > Save Copy As > PDF, or Export > PDF,  Inventor always opens the PDF viewer to show the PDF file after it is published. This can be a bother, due to the delay caused by waiting for the PDF viewer to open each time. Is there a way to change this so that the PDF does not automatically open after it is published?

As odd as it sounds, this is controlled in the publish options of the DWF file. 

Go to Export > Export to DWF and un-check the Display Published File in Viewer option found at the bottom of the General tab. This option controls the PDF viewer as well as the DWF. With this option unchecked the PDF will not open automatically after it is published.