Sorry for the late reply, just wrapping up moving over here. Uggh. Here is a couple of old wish mockups for Batch Printing that I dug out of mothballs.
Batch Printing From Multiple AEC's:
- Allow modifying of which GTV's/MSP's would be printed from the external batch printing dialog.
- Originally I just wanted to have the display show what saved print scale is set, but it would also be nice if the scale could be changed from here as well to avoid having to cancel out of the whole batch plotting dialog, open the file, update the drawing file, close and save and then start all over.
Batch Printing From Within An AEC File:
- Similar to the external batch printing, show the saved print scale for each GTV/MSP
- Allow the output file names for PDF/PLTs to be adjusted by the users. In my mockup, I have shown the option for users to have drawing stamps, custom user text, and approved safe special characters. The user can then build the output who they need it. This would be really great. Lack of this functionality is one of the main reasons why we switched to using Tracker's PDF's Print Driver instead of Datacad's built-in PDF writer. Would like this in the external batch printing dialog as well. Options on how to handle if PDF output would result in the same file name, to append to beginning or end of existing PDF, overwrite, auto number.
I would also suggest looking at Tracker's PDF printer's output options as there are TONS
of useful features which I think would suite a multitude of Datacad users very well.