Solid Edge Cannot Save As Image to the drawing sheet size




When using Save As Image, the generated image is not to the drawing sheet size and instead has extra white space around the border edges. How to save a drawing sheet out to an image that exactly matches the sheet size?


The Save As Image command does not "print" the draft based the sheet size. 

Instead the Save As Image command creates a screen capture of the current view/window. Therefore there will always be some white space around the border of the image file as it is practically impossible to size the Solid Edge window such that the drawing sheet fits the view/window perfectly.

The way to accomplish creating an image file such that the image size matches the drawing sheet size is to use the Print command to print the draft file to the desired file format. This then requires that you have a 
Windows printer installed that is capable of saving to the desired file format. There are many third party image printers available, including both commercial and free. I personally use the PDFCreater solution 
available from pdfforge which is a free solution and allows you to save the "print" output to multiple image types:

By installing a third party printer capable of saving image formats this then should allow you to create image files that match the drawing sheet dimensions.

Notes and References

Hardware/Software Configuration

Platform: INTL64
OS: window
OS Version: 1064
Application: DRAFT
Version: V219.0
Function: FILE

Ref: 002-7008845

KB Article ID# PL7008845



Associated Components

Drawing Creation