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Task Scheduler - Printing uses a separate window for each print

Question asked by Mark Buhler on Aug 10, 2017
Latest reply on May 7, 2018 by Kevin Maloney

Ever since we updated to 2017 Solidworks we've had an issue with printing using task scheduler. Solidworks no longer wants to print all drawing from the same Solidworks instance.

 

When using the task scheduler 2016 Solidworks to print multiple drawing it would do the following:

  1. Open Solidworks.
  2. Load the drawing.
  3. Print the drawing.
  4. Close the drawing file.
  5. Open the next drawing without exiting Solidworks and repeat 1-4.

 

When using the task scheduler 2017 Solidworks to print multiple drawing it is doing the following:

  1. Open Solidworks.
  2. Load the drawing.
  3. Print the drawing.
  4. Close the drawing file.
  5. Exit out of Solidworks then repeat 1-5

 

This 2017 Solidworks process is taking 10x the time to print the same amount of details than 2016 Solidworks having to reopen Solidworks for every print. Not to mention if another Solidworks instance is open and computing the new printing has to wait for that Solidworks to respond until it can open the next window.

 

Has anyone else had this issue or a solution?

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