I am using DWG Trueview 2012 and I have some questions about batch plotting. Sometimes I have to print a few hundred items at a time for customers. I have noticed some items will have errors and may not print due to some errors, but not all. My main issues are I am not sure if I can batch plot to an actual printer...I don't think it works. Batch plotting to a PDF is fine as long as I can fit the items to the page and also choose the proper color management option (monochrome). I need some help writing up some instructions on the best way to Batch Plot from DWG TrueView. Thank you
If you have any other useful tips on using DWG TrueView, those would be greatly appreciated.
In DWG Ttrueview 2010, Batch plotting was quite simple. You'd set up the page setup either directly or through the Plot dialog. Save the page setup as a Name e.g. Xerox A1
Then when you went to Batch Plot (Publish), you'd add all your drawings, then select all the drawings to be plotted, go to the first one that you did the page setup in and select the page setup name that you created. This was a temporary page setup only accessible during the session and it wouldn't be saved.
There was a limitation on which page setup you could choose. It had to be the first drawing in the list. If you had multiple drawings open and the page setup wasn't set up in the first drawing, then you couldn't seem to use it.
The next version of DWG Trueview I installed was 2012. The batch plot no longer worked - you can only choose a page setup that is already saved in the file. I've had various advice that you just need to create a blank file with all the possible combinations and permutations of the page setup already saved in it. This is generally impractical as people have different PDF printers, sometimes access to different printers etc.
I recently downloaded DWG Trueview 2014 hoping that this bug had been fixed, but it seems to be a feature and still doesn't work.
Has anyone had any success using page setups in batch plotting?
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