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June 16, 2009



Word of caution about this: If individual drawings are saved with settings for a physical printer, when batch programs like this are run, printing of those drawings may not be with the correct page settings for PDF (and visa versa).


One question, when I have done this (I use CutePDF)it always asks for a place to save the new PDF on every file. How do you get around that?

Gerald Go

Dear Brian,

When I wrote this post, I had the mistaken assumption that CutePDF and PrimoPDF would have the same functionality as Adobe PDF and PDFCreator. Since your comment, I have checked CutePDF and PrimoPDF and did not find any option for having the PDF writer automatically naming and saving the document. Thus, I would suggest that you either use Adobe PDF or PDFCreator. Both of them have options to autosave and place it to a specific directory.

My apologies for any confusion.

Thank you for your comment.

Stephen Burke

You can also go "Export Files" in the SW Task Scheduler, and choose PDF as the export file type.

In saying that, I do find that printing to a PDF printer gives a better quality to file size ratio.


I Thank you for the excellent tutorial guide, which is like magic, I think I learned a lot!

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