0 Replies Latest reply on Sep 6, 2017 5:15 PM by David Matula

    any one else find the printing  in SolidWorks fustrating?

    David Matula

      Getting down to the last of a project.....prints have been made and are being checked....so there are some minor changes here and there....change a tube thickness....update a pressure on a psv.....

      Well this drawing is a c size this one is a d size and this one is b and gets printed on a different printer....having to go to the page set up is a pain...I had a 8 sheet drawing that only needed one sheet printed.....ctrl P to print....tell it current sheet the check the page setup to make sure it is set to b size paper....fix that and the scale is set to fit for this one and click ok.....then hit ok again and all 8 sheets come out.......forgot to check current sheet again....why does it change.....why do we have two windows set all the print options....

      why cant we save a print setting to the document....I just finished a d size printing....then got back another b size print.....simple open update a reference # on the title block and then print....forget to go to the page setup and change the printer and it gets printed on a 24 x 36.....the drawing out of the huge sheet or reprint to the right printer....

       

      I sent in ideas to Solidworks on making it all one nice print window...so you can see the paper size and printer all on the same screen so once you set it you don't have to worry about it going and flipping back to something else.... but nothing has happened since 2005.....and we still get in a hurry and have to spend more time and more paper reprinting that we should....