I need to batch convert about 8,000 SWX drawings. I downloaded
Bluebeam Push Button trial, but its very flakey and locks up my system.
I also created my own macro that opens all drawings in a set directory
and does a "Save to PDF". I downloaded PAC4SWX, and was very suprised
by how fast it converts files. The quality is pretty good on the
output PDF. What im trying to find out is what exactly is PAC4SWX
doing that makes it so fast? Is it only opening the drawings
"View-Only" ? I see an option for that in the main window, but I have
If anyone can give me any comments/suggestions for batch converting to
PDF, that would be great.
ALSO, I created a seperate thread for this, but I also need to convert
about 8,000 Cadkey drawings (.PRT format). Any suggestions on that
would be great.
I have both PAC4SWX and Bluebeam the full version. I tend to do all my batch
PDF stuff in Bluebeam and everything else in PAC4SWX. Never had a problem
Bluebeam allows a lot control over the quality of the PDF and has a useful
feature of being able to add stamps and "watermarks" to drawings.
Not sure, maybe PAC4SWX doesn't rebuild drawing or part before printing.
Which version dou have? Bluebeam PushbuttonPlus for SolidWorks or
Bluebeam Lite for CAD Users?
If you could share some of your knowledge with software, like the best
settings to use for printing, etc, that woudl be great.
Do you use a PDM package? If so, how does it react to bluebeam wanting
to print a group of drawings?
Also, when using the Batch print button, is there a way to only print
drawings? It looks like it defaults to printing all drawings and
Looks nice, but it has 2 flaws that I cant use it.
1. It puts Sheet 1 on the filename.
2. There isnt an option for 11x17 on the print size. No matter what
printer I choose, it has the same options.
Is there a way to get rid of the sheet # and add a print size?