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#21 Brian Ficek

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 05:25 PM

I just exported 9 - 11x17 sheets to pdf.  it took 32 seconds.


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#22 Keith Almond

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 07:38 PM

Even 4 mins is a long time when you're sitting watching it, waiting to keep working.

 

Just wish I had the opportunity to try it!


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#23 Warren Ducote

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 08:23 AM

I contacted Tech Support and they know about this issue and are working on it.


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#24 Harry Staab

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 12:43 PM

11 minutes was my last 9 page set export. Feels like forever after 2014 would do this lightning fast for me. 


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#25 Joseph Smith

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 02:45 PM

You guys taking forever to print to .pdf.  I have a printer called Adobe PDF, not sure what SP uses to print to .pdf.  Perhaps its some settings with your .pdf software?  Just a thought.  When I print to .pdf, I hover the mouse over a sheet in the planset/opposite mouse click/export .pdf/all pages/ok/give name/save.  It never takes more then 30 seconds or so.


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#26 Keith Almond

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 03:11 PM

Don't think that uses YOUR pdf driver, Joseph. That will use the built in driver in Softplan. And that's the one everyone is complaining about in 2016.


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#27 Harry Staab

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 03:31 PM

Printing with any other PDF driver (CutePDF or Adobe), rather than exporting, works snappily. Does anyone know of a way that it can batch print to one file directly - or to "print" pages without being prompted for a file name for every page? Still looking for a way to be more productive in the meantime..


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#28 Brian Berzinskis

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 12:02 AM

Printing with any other PDF driver (CutePDF or Adobe), rather than exporting, works snappily. Does anyone know of a way that it can batch print to one file directly - or to "print" pages without being prompted for a file name for every page? Still looking for a way to be more productive in the meantime..

 

I used to use PDFcreator which had the ability to wait and hold drawings in a queue. Then you could click a button to combine all sheets into 1 PDF and then save. I have not used the PDF printer since SoftPlan implemented it in 2014 and I really wish not to go back but I share the same lengthy export time.



#29 Harry Staab

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 09:35 AM

Thanks for the suggestion for PDF Creator, Brian. I think this may really help me out while things get fixed. Tried it a couple times and it works great!


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#30 Brian Berzinskis

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 07:37 PM

Thanks for the suggestion for PDF Creator, Brian. I think this may really help me out while things get fixed. Tried it a couple times and it works great!

 

No problem. I am still holding out with the PDF inside SoftPlan. Hopefully it will get fixed.



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Posted 13 March 2015 - 10:44 AM

Oh snap...just had my first 2 minute+ .pdf print.  Funny how everything up till just today was lightning fast like in 2014.  Now I understand Harry's original post.


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