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Raider_007
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Automating DWF printing

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11-24-2011 11:02 AM

Hi has anyone found a way to print DWF files using a batch file or with a command line. We use Vault and publish all our DWF's to an external shared network folder. This is a standard feature in Vault but we now would like to refference and print those files from Baan ERP. Is it posible to do this using Design Review?

 

Thanks

 

Pieter

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whtank
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Re: Automating DWF printing

11-28-2011 11:38 PM in reply to: Raider_007

Thank you for your question.

 

There is a feature called 'Batch print' in Design Review. It can print all DWF/DWFx files under specific folder or UNC path.

 

Please follow these steps to print your files:

1. Start Autodesk Design Review application without opening any file.

2. Select 'Batch print wizard' from menu browser.

3. Click 'Next' and select your folder or UNC path.

4. Click 'Next' and choose your proper printer and customize your printing setting.

5. Click 'Next'.

6. Click ‘Save’ if you want to save current print batch file.

7. Click ‘Print’ if you want to print current files.

 

Please let me know if you have any further question.



Tank
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PSEB-GE-ACRD-CPG
Autodesk, Inc.

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adrian550
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Re: Automating DWF printing

12-09-2011 11:51 AM in reply to: Raider_007

I dont think the previous reply answered the question. We also have vault publish a dwg file to a flat folder and would like to use api calls to open files from a list that we get from ERP for that days work orders and have them batch plotted. Is there a way to do this with design review or is the api closed to add-ins?

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adrian550
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Re: Automating DWF printing

12-09-2011 11:51 AM in reply to: adrian550

sorry vault publishes dwf's to a flat folder

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Re: Automating DWF printing

12-10-2011 02:13 AM in reply to: adrian550
I found this and it would work for us. To print DWF files on the command line without user interaction, use the following syntax: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\dwf common\ExpressViewer.exe" /p=PreferredProduct='Viewer' /dpt "filename" "printername" where: "filename" is the file path of the DWF file. "printername" is the name of the printer in UNC format. For example: "c:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\dwf common\ExpressViewer.exe" /p=PreferredProduct='Viewer' /dpt "e:\DWF\Plan.dwf" "\\Server\Plotter1" Note: Design Review must be installed on the PC the script is run on.
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