Painfully Slow Print Organizer

Hello,

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?

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  • my experience with PO in V8i SS10 was that the batch print mdl  routine was super fast from start to finished pdf , but PO was  just too way too slow I would  need to print 200 to 300 drg  for typical jobs and  none  used sheet models as our DoT didnt want sheet models as they want the  drgs to be single model in model space and  geographically  correct coordinates so 1:1 real world  ie we  scale up the drawing sheet( title block etc) to the world .. this also allows  xrefing the drawings  into other drgs for checking  and making  keyplans.. sheet models  dont do this as easily.

    Lorys

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  • We often use the PO for projects containing from 5 to 30 drawings, each in its own file but sharing more or less the same references. That's when the PO comes in handy: it loads the references once (the first file takes quite a while) but the rest is done in a jiffy. All in all it's way more comfortable and faster than plotting each file one by one. I just kick it off, go and get a good cuppa and the work is done when I'm back.

  • 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.

    Have you compared times for PO with the old Batchplt.ma if found its heaps faster than PO even with Pwise being used without the rendition option which is even worse times

    Lorys

    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.
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  • Have you compared times for PO with the old Batchplt.ma

    For me, that would be like going back to living in caves. The PO works absolutely fine for me so I've not need to resort to archaic methods, even if it does provide a minor speed improvement.

    but the rest is done in a jiffy.

    Heh, that's probably the most un-Germanlike phrase I've read from a German Joy. I do agree though and also keep my Drawing DGN files limited to 1 sheet model, and it doesn't take a lot of time to load up. I just tested loading 99 files into the PO and it completed in approx 17.5 seconds. I'm really not sure what all the fuss is about it being slow.