Dear Autodesk, I routinely use A, B, C, and D size drawings. C and D size go to our wide format printer and then I have to select the paper size. It would be really nice if Inventor could automatically print D size drawings on D size paper and so on. I'm envisioning some kind of configuration manager that I set up once and for all, then never worry about setting up printers again. You would set a print configuration for every size of drawing. Please consider this feature in future releases.
print profiles have been requested many times over the years... (without them it makes printing from the Task Scheduler a joke as you can only print documents of the same paper-size together, and how do you know the paper-size without opening each idw, so defeating the purpose of a batch-print tool...)
all I can suggest is to use KWIKPrints for now:
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You can always try an addin, a great one is called Swift Prints. Here is a link to the download.
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I've bn using swift prints for about a year. I can only use it to print to my pdfcreator. Works great for this... two clicks and it is printed.
If I try to print to a network printer it doesnt work. Wondering if others have the same issue with swiftprints.
Our IS department doesn't support 64 bit. This turned out for the best because we use an ancient wide printer that Xerox doesn't write 64 bit drivers for. I have 2 computers and run 64 bit on my main workstation and print from my 32 bit laptop. Now you know!
Yes, I am using V2.0 (b2). When I print via swiftprints, it sends the file to the printer. At the printer, there is a message on the screen that says "Paper Size and Type Mismatch". If I am printing 8 1/2 x 11, I can select it from the printer screen and it prints just fine. Our printer has 8 1/2 x 11, 11 x 17 and Ledger size loaded in it.
When I configured swiftprints, I just selected the paper size that was on the drop-down list.