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cadcoke4
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Batch convert to PDF

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09-23-2008 08:39 AM
Sorry to post such a often repeated question, but the group search feature is not working and I have spent a few hours on this now, without any success.

In Inventor 2008, I know I can use the Inventor Task Scheduler to convert a bunch of inventor drawings into PDF's. However, I recall that it was not a straightforward process. The drop-down list where you might have chosen ".pdf" did not show ",pdf". I think you had to manually type it in.... well my memory is quite vague on what to do, and where.

How do you batch export PDF's?

Thank You,
Joe Dunfee
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Tim.Nong
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Re: Batch convert to PDF

09-24-2008 01:57 AM in reply to: cadcoke4
Hi Joe,

Please batch print the drawing as PDF with following steps:
1. Set Adobe PDF as your default printer
2. Set the correct printing preferences, the output folder should be [path]\*.pdf (see the attached screenshot)
3. Go to Task Scheduler, create a Print Files task to print drawing

Please Let me know if it helps.

Thanks,
Tim
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Tim.Nong
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Re: Batch convert to PDF

09-24-2008 01:57 AM in reply to: cadcoke4
Just a tips: please insure your drawings are not duplicated in file names.

Thanks,
Tim
Inventor Drawing Manager QA Edited by: zhonglin.nong@autodesk.com on Sep 24, 2008 4:59 PM
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Re: Batch convert to PDF

09-24-2008 07:14 AM in reply to: cadcoke4
Are you talking about using a system printer driver from Adobe? It doesn't show up as a pritner in my system printer, nor from within Inventor. However, we do have a 3rd party PDF system printer. So, I imagine that would be a good substitute... though I imagine the file size for the saved PDF's would be larger.

For some reason, I seemed to think there was another way. But, since my memory is so vague on this, I will just ignore those thoughts.

Thank you for the reply.

Joe Dunfee
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Jason.Webster
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Re: Batch convert to PDF

09-24-2008 08:04 AM in reply to: cadcoke4
If I SAVEAS a PDF, my output looks fine.

If I print to a PDF printer, I have banding as shown in the attached file.

Any suggestions?
Jason
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Re: Batch convert to PDF

09-26-2008 08:18 PM in reply to: cadcoke4
Hi Jason,

Please refer to the thread http://discussion.autodesk.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=693568
If it is no help, could you please send an email to zhonglin.nong@autodesk.com? I can
send you a secure ftp site to upload your dataset if possible.This will help
a great deal to look in to the issue that you are facing.

Thanks,
Tim
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