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Batch print drawings from within Workgroup PDM Vault

Question asked by Dan Davidson on Nov 16, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 16, 2012 by Deepak Gupta

Is there an add-in or third-party program that can take a text file containing a list of drawing file paths and batch plot them?  The programs that I've found produce a blank printout when referencing a drawing that is within the Workgroup PDM Vault.  I understand that making use of files inside the vault without going through Workgroup PDM is not possible, but there must be some way to batch plot within the vault.  I really can't use task scheduler, because I need to import the drawing list from a text file rather than manually browse and select drawings.

 

I have to imagine that most manufacturing companies out there have this same need.  The ERP system outputs a list of drawings needed for manufacturing orders to a text file, and this file is processed through batch plotting software to produce prints for shop packets.  Is there a way to do this for files that are in Workgroup PDM's vault?

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