Painfully Slow Print Organizer


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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  • 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.

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