Now that I’m farther along in my DraftSight journey, I often find myself in situations where I need to print multiple drawings out at the same time. That said, I recently discovered the Batch Print feature in DraftSight Professional, which allows me to do just that – saving me time and frustration from having to individually load every drawing myself.
It’s activated by simply selecting the DraftSight logo in the upper left corner of your application, and pressing Print. This will open a Print Options list, where you can specify BatchPrint.
From there, you’ll be prompted with a window asking if you want to add your current open drawings to your batch print.
If you choose Yes, a new Batch Print window will appear listing your open drawings as files to be printed. If you choose No, there will be no files listed in your new Batch Print window.
In both cases, you can select Add Files to add as many drawings to your list as you’d like.
Keep in mind that every sheet in your Batch Print must have a Print Configuration assigned to it in order for it to be included. In the video below, you’ll notice that only Sheet 1 of every drawing I attached had a Print Configuration, meaning I could only select those sheets for printing.
That said, once your satisfied with your list of drafts, press Start, and you’ll be asked if you want to save your drawings to a Batch Print List. If you select yes, the next time you Batch Print, you’ll be able to quickly load the same list of drafts – by pressing Import in the Batch Print window, and selecting your saved list.
Lastly, once you’ve chosen whether or not you want to save your Batch Print list, a bubble will appear in the lower right-hand corner of your DraftSight Professional application – indicating that your print is in progress. When it’s finished, the bubble will update to say that your Batch Print is complete.
Side note: if you’re printing to PDF or digital files, you’ll have to give every sheet a File Name as it’s printed – so it’s less of an automatic process.
As always, I hope this post encourages you to try out the Batch Print feature!
Check out the video below to see it in action!
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