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Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 3:57:56 PM | Anyone else have issues with slow batch printing to Adobe Acrobat?

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We have noticed a strange problem, and have been extensively testing it here.  Basically, when we print multiple sheets to Acrobat PDF from Revit 2008, the program seems to hang up or time out and go non-responsive for an extended periord of time usually on the second sheet.  We have found that if we kill the program from the task manager, and then reopen the file and try to print again, it seems to go through without any problems.  So has anyone else come across this type of issue at all?  Has anyone else noticed a slowness batch printing to Acrobat?  Better yet, has anyone fixed this problem?  Any input would help, thanks.

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Sun, Jan 20, 2008 at 4:40:33 AM | Anyone else have issues with slow batch printing to Adobe Acrobat?

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IF HAVE FOUND THAT ADOBE IS FAIRLY SLOW BATCHING PDFS. I'VE BEEN USING CUTEPDF WRITER. HAVEN'T HAD ANY ISSUE AND IS QUICK. IT DOESN,T COMPRESS THE FILES AS MUCH AS ADOBE WHICH IS IT'S ONLY DOWNFALL.

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Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 8:40:03 PM | Anyone else have issues with slow batch printing to Adobe Acrobat?

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Same problem here.  We have the most problem printing sheets with multiple views on it.  One sheet of 16 interior elevations takes 10 minutes to print to a PDF.  Our project has approx 30 to 40 interior elevation sheets.  That's upward of five hours to print only elevations for our project.  Not to mention I can only batch print 3 at a time or the file crashes.  Sometimes it will run a little faster if I open the task manager and end the acrotray.exe process.  Not sure why it works but it seems to help, a little.  Still printing our full set of documents (220 sheets) takes 8 hours using four computers with someone sitting there printing 3-5 sheets at a time.  Frustrating!  If someone has suggestions I'd love to hear them.


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Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 8:51:48 PM | Anyone else have issues with slow batch printing to Adobe Acrobat?

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We are using Adobe Acrobat 7.0, as opposed to Acroplot, but we have found a workaround for us.  We found that Revit seemed to freeze up on the second page it was printing.  Once it freezes up, if you go to the task manager, and end the Revit program process, then reopen Revit again and try to print, it does not freeze.  I don't see any logical reason for this to be happening, but it helps us for now.  I am submitting a support ticket to Autodesk regarding this problem, and if I will be sure to post the results.  Hope that helps!

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Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 8:59:34 PM | Anyone else have issues with slow batch printing to Adobe Acrobat?

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The only problem with that is if you force quit the Revit program using the task manager your "user file" will no longer be able to save to central.  So you have to reopen the central file, and make a new user file everytime you want to print.

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Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 9:05:16 PM | Anyone else have issues with slow batch printing to Adobe Acrobat?

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That is the only downside.  But for us, its better than wasting our time sitting there printing 80 sheets, 5 at a time.  You could also try detaching it from the central trying to print, force quit when it freezes, then reopen the local attached to central and printing.  Just a thought.

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Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 3:01:00 PM | Anyone else have issues with slow batch printing to Adobe Acrobat?

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still having this problem in Revit 2012.  I get past it by stopping acrotray.exe in the task manager.  It seems to print fine then, but annoying.  Sometimes, I have to kill it multiple times in one print session. (sent 6 sheets to print to individual sheets)  Anyone have a clue why this is happening and how to keep it from happening?


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Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 5:13:42 PM | Anyone else have issues with slow batch printing to Adobe Acrobat?

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I am using PDFCreator, my largest batch print is 25 sheets. takes about 5 minutes has a few renderings, and several 3D images.


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