Swift Prints for Inventor – Now with 1-click!

If it wasn’t already easy enough to use Swift Prints with Autodesk Inventor to print your drawings, you can now print by just clicking a single button on the toolbar. 1-click adds the ability to send a print based on the last used printer configuration.

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Swift Prints allows you to create templates for common printer configurations that you can quickly access later for one click printing of Autodesk® Inventor® drawings.

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Swift Prints for Inventor – The reviews say it all

The people have spoken and they love ‘Swift Prints’ for Inventor. If you’re not already using Swift Prints, it allows you to create templates for common printer configurations that you can quickly access later for one click printing of Autodesk® Inventor® drawings.








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Been using it for 5+ years. Have about a dozen printer/page setups saved. Software just works with little configuration needed. And the developer listens to suggestions like the addition of the watermark. Just love it!

-Brendan Henderson

Absolutely fantastic tool. I have used this extension for years, assigning different print options to certain documents and printers around the office. It’s clear and simple ability to produce and modify existing profiles is far better than the Autodesk defaults, have been using this for several years now and it is used every day. Could not recommend more!

-Matt Wynyard

Excellent tool for different print configurations. Makes printing an easy two step task. Setup is easy as well. Very much worth its price.

-Sal Barajas

I love this little app, well worth the money. I’ve been using it almost two years, very robust, never any problems. I have it assigned to a Marking Menu button and I’m usually just two close clicks away from printing my drawing, unlike the clunky Inventor print work flow.

-Mike White

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Review: Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2016

It took me a while to absorb enough information in the book ‘Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2016 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2016’ to provide a decent enough review, and let me tell you… it has a ton of information. This instructional book by Paul Munford and Paul Normand is very thorough and detailed. It provides guidance for anyone using Inventor 2016 to explore all of the fundamental features of the software. Although I would definitely say the writing style and layout of the chapters is geared towards the beginner Inventor user or a user attempting to expand their knowledge beyond the very basic functions of the software, an Inventor user with any level of proficiency can benefit from having this book on their shelf.

The book originally published in 2008 by the “legendary Dennis Jeffrey” has been passed along over the years and for the 2016 edition, published by this generations legendary Inventor expert Paul Munford, who most people know as CADSetterOut across the internet. It now is a 1,048 page behemoth of information and accompanying dataset files that can be downloaded from the publishers website.

The functions of Inventor are broken down quite nicely into logical chapters that flow well into each other. If you’re already an avid Inventor user, you may get quite bored if you decide to read the book through because there isn’t a good guide provided to show what functions in Inventor were upgraded from previous Inventor versions. It would be nice if there was a cross reference to follow if you’re using a specific previous version of Inventor. You can still use the book to focus on areas you want to improve on or get stuck with if the upgrade is different enough from previous versions.

















I would definitely recommend this book if you’re the self taught type that wants to accelerate your learning. This book will help you do that. This is also a good buy for your companies engineering department to keep on the shelf and use as a reference for your team. If you bring new people in that don’t have a strong background in Inventor, this book would be a good starting point for them.

There isn’t much about the book I don’t like, it’s written in simplex terms and doesn’t overly confuse the reader by jumping around. The examples are straightforward and most pages include well thought out screen shots to show the reader what is being instructed and what you should be seeing on your screen. The only nuisances that I found in the book are those that I see in other Autodesk material, and of course this might just be my picky nature but I like to comply with the standards I use for drawings so it drives me a little crazy to see lowercase text on drawings.

The book is available in paperback or e-print. Where can you get the book? Click the links below:

Publisher (Wiley)



Read the Design & Motion review of ‘Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2016’

Mastering Inventor 2016 by Paul Munford






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‘Swift Prints’ updated for Inventor 2017

Inventor 2017 is making it’s way into the hands of users now and with that, ‘Swift Prints’ has been updated and refreshed for 2017. This update is mostly under-the-hood improvements which make way for some exciting new features.

Some changes you’ll notice are a streamlined toolbar. The Swift Prints command button is now called ‘Print’ on a stand-alone ‘Swift Prints’ panel. The extra button that brought you to cadtoolbox.com has been removed. Hey, you paid for the app… the app is advertisement in itself.









The app also now utilizes Autodesk’s entitlement API. What that means is you’ll need to login to Autodesk360 from within Inventor to verify you have a valid license of Swift Prints in order to use it. Sorry, this is a case of one person ruining it for everyone. If you’ve already purchased multiple licenses under one email address, you can contact me so I can add the list of authorized users in your company who own a license.

There are a few cool new features already in the works, this update paves the way for those to happen. Enjoy!


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