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.
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
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.
If I print to a PDF printer, I have banding as shown in the attached file.
Autodesk Inventor Suite 2009
Dell Precision 690 Mini-Tower
Quad Core Xeon Proc X5355 2.66GHz, 2 X 4MB L2 Cache 1333MHz
4GB, DDR2 ECC SDRAM Memory 667MHz, 4X1GB
Dell UltraSharp 2407FP,Wide Flat Panel w/Height AdjustableStand,24.0 Inch VIS
nVidia,Quadro FX 3500,256MB dual VGA or DVI, Graphics Card
160GB SATA 3.0Gb/s, 7200RPM HardDrive with 8MB DataBurst Cache
C5- All SATA Hard Drives RAID 1 for 2 Hard Drives
Floppy Drive and Dell 13 in 1 USB Media Card Reader
WINDOWS XP PRO SP2, with MediaDell
USB 2-Button Entry Mouse with Scroll
48X/32XCDRW AND 16XDVD+/-RW w/Cyberlink Power DVD,Roxio Digital Creator
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic(D), w/Dolby Digital 5.1
Dell A525 30 Watt 2.1 Stereo Speakers with Subwoofer (Black)
160GB SATA 3.0Gb/s, 7200RPM Additional HardDrive with 8MB DataBurst Cache
SATA/SAS integrated controller for Connecting Internal Hard Drives
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 firstname.lastname@example.org? 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.