Conducting Batch Processes in SolidWorks can be computer intensive and should be done on a batch/job/task server
SolidWorks PDM out of the box tasks are not powerful enough or configurable to meet the majority of customer batching printing/pdf generation needs
Creating of such custom tasks in SolidWorks PDM requires advanced programming expertise
xML’s Batch Print/PDF Generation proprietary tool is configured to meet the needs of many of our customers based on our extensive experience which has allowed xLM to anticipate a variety of customer requirements. This tool is based on the SolidWorks PDM task functionality.
The ability to select a parent assembly and print pdf/ generate all drawings for all children in the assembly and subassemblies
The ability to dynamically add data to the printed drawing such as job number or other specific attributes for each batch print / pdf generation
The ability to allow the user to select more than one file and send it to a batch server to be printed / pdf generated
The ability to specify printing parameters such as: page size and number of copies to print
Printing and PDF generation for many different file formats beyond SolidWorks.
Can be controlled through a menu pick in SolidWorks PDM or a workflow
Detailed error log reporting to trouble shoot batch processing issues
The tool can be expandable to meet very specific customer requirements
Frees up the end user to concentrate on actual work while such computer processing is off loaded to a batch server