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Print Dialogue Box

Status: New Idea
by Distinguished Contributor duncan on ‎09-13-2013 05:46 AM

Inventor's Print dialogue box is in dire need of revision

 

Have a look at Design Review and Autocad for some good ideas

 

Comments
by Distinguished Contributor mikeh on ‎09-13-2013 06:08 AM

How about adding a Print preview to the model side of Inventor, IPT and IAM.  Now it'a a guess of what your gonna get.

by Distinguished Contributor duncan on ‎09-13-2013 11:03 AM

The Adobe Acrobat print dialogue box is another good example

 

by *Pro on ‎09-16-2013 04:19 AM

Soon Inventor will be Autocad.......

 

 Do you want a command line next?

by Distinguished Contributor cmcconnell on ‎09-24-2013 12:26 PM

When reviewing the Plotting capabilities of Inventor please include KWiKPrints 32 functionality (Sorry Kent. :smileyhappy:)

by Active Contributor Rory_M on ‎09-27-2013 04:30 AM

By all means please improve the Inventor print options with quick user defined configurations (for example, one click to choose A3, fit to page, black and white to a specific printer) but please please please don't take any inspiration from the way that AutoCAD does it.

by Distinguished Contributor duncan on ‎09-28-2013 01:43 PM

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@Rory_M

 

I like the ability to chose the area to print - Extents, Window, etc - which have their uses, particularly when printing a self-check sheet of part of an A1 drawing onto A3 paper.

 

And the ability to save the set-up to the page/file.

 

I agree, the layout of Acad's plot dialogue leaves a lot to be desired, but some of the functionality is useful. It might also inspire the designers/developers to do something better.

 

After all, you can't get anything that is worse than the current Inv Print dialogue box :smileyhappy:

 

by *Expert Elite* on ‎10-30-2013 09:00 AM

Indeed..... and add in the plotstamp here also.  :smileyhappy:

by Contributor g_petkov on ‎12-30-2013 10:40 PM

It is absolutely necessary to add the option to print a window and next to it a "pick" button, like in AutoCAD!

by Valued Contributor KimBruns on ‎02-20-2014 05:46 AM

It'd be nice if paper size, printer, etc. settings could be saved individually with each Sheet Format.

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