We have been developing Print Organizer usage for the past 2 years to make way for Batch Plotting to no longer be available to us in future versions of Microstation. In both Select Series 10 and Connect Edition 16 the PO is unbelievably slow. Always has been. Plotting 20 drawings takes almost 10 minutes start to finish. The most time consuming part seems to be when the files are being dropped into the pset window after being pulled out of Projectwise. I've read many forums threads but no one seems to be saying that they are ever able to speed this up. I've tried making sure everything is in read only and tried using a blank 3D seed file to plot from. None of this has affected the speed. It seems strange that the old batch plotting routine is so speedy but yet the new process can be so unbelievably slow in comparison. Any ideas what can be done to speed this up?
Variable Print Definitions are what you need to set. With this setting enabled it will load the dgn's very quickly into Print Organizer. This setting requires that you use a Print Style when adding dgn's.
To set the preference do the following:
To make that setting apply to everyone you can set the variable MS_PLT_ENABLE_VARIABLE_DEFINITION_MODE=1 in a cfg file.The biggest downside to using this setting is that it won't display any details after the dgn's are loaded, just the file names.
Rod WingSenior Systems Analyst
Rod Wing said:The biggest downside to using this setting is that it won't display any details after the dgn's are loaded, just the file names.
what does that mean Rod? got a picture?
Started msnt work 1990 - Retired Nov 2022 ( oh boy am I old )
But was long time user V8iss10 (8.11.09.919) dabbler CE update 16 (10.16.00.80)
MicroStation user since 1990 Melbourne Australia.click link to PM me
I will experiment with this later today. I'd be very excited if this helps.
OK Lorys, here is your picture.
Print Organizer in its default configuration. Loading one dgn with 79 sheets, takes about 1 minute to load.
Print Organizer loading same dgn the same 79 sheets with Variable Print Definitions enabled. Loads almost instantaneously. No details, doesn't tell you how many sheets, just the file name.
Perry Comeaux said:In both Select Series 10 and Connect Edition 16 the PO is unbelievably slow. Always has been.
I can’t say I’ve ever had this experience with the PO in SS10, it’s always seemed to take the same amount of time as combining the plot times if I was doing it individually.