Print Drawings

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

I'm trying to print to PDF a stack of drawings using "Print Drawings" many of these drawings have two or three sheets. However, I cannot get it to print all of the sheets into one adobe file for each drawing. It wants to print each sheet as a seperate file.  Is there an option somewhere that I have missed.

 

ST7 MP8

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Re: Print Drawings

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Hi Graham,

 

Does this do what you're looking for...?

 

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Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP2] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Print Drawings

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hi Sean

 

Multiple sheets just throws all of the drawings into one file Smiley Sad

So we get:

12345 sheet 1

12345 sheet 2

54321 sheet 1

54321 sheet 2

 all in one PDF with the file called "composite"

 

What I require is:

12345 Sheet 1

12345 Sheet 2

in one PDF called 12345

Re: Print Drawings

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

OK....I should've qualified that with, "I've never actually tried it".....well, until now. Robot Embarassed

 

So I changed the option in the printer [in this computer it is FoxitPhantomPDF Printer] options, to use default file name & folder....and the output was the same as if I used my normal method, of Save As Translated, to PDF for this type of document creation.

 

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Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP2] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Print Drawings

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hi Sean

 

Can you try adding another draft file, with more that one sheet, to the list and see what happens? Thanks G

 

Re: Print Drawings

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Graham,

 

Yes, I see your issue now....it either does single sheet PDF's of the individual drafts, or combines the multiple draft files into a single multisheet PDF.....you may continue in your frustration, while I sleep. Robot tongue

 

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Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP2] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Print Drawings

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Have a good weekend and rest well for the All Blacks are in action soon Smiley Happy

Re: Print Drawings

i believe you have to set your PDF default options 1st by manually saving a draft to PDF.

 

In the save as translated options there is an option to print active only or all sheets.

 

once you do this manually then you can use print drawings and should get all sheets.

 

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Re: Print Drawings

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Matt

Tried that and it doesn't work. It still wants to create separate files for each sheet Smiley Sad

G

Re: Print Drawings

hmmm,

 

is using the Batch tool an option for you?

 

that should print using the print settings therefore givign you all the sheet.

 

I knwo we went through this same issue recently and have gotten it to work...

 

I think Batch is the way we ahve choosen to do it currently.

 

Also note that EDGE PUBLISHER has a free batch print utility that works really well.

 

http://edgepublisher.com/

 

i've tested this and really like it,  it just does not work well with our insight files.