As I discussed in this post, the next update to ‘Swift Prints’ is almost ready to share. Version 2 adds several new requested features and updates the behind the scenes code to be more robust.
When creating new printer configurations for use within the application you will now have the option to update a custom iProperty of your choice with the current date. This iProperty can be embedded anywhere within your drawings title block or border. The printed drawing will then show the date it was printed.
Another new option is to save and close the drawing automatically after the print is complete. This saves you a few mouse clicks if you have several drawings open you want to print in sequence.
The last new feature is an import/export function. This allows you to save your stored printer configurations out to an XML file. This can then be shared with your co-workers to quickly create the stored configurations within their instance of Swift Prints.
Swift Prints will run on Inventor 2008 or higher, both 32 and 64 bit installations. Windows XP and Windows 7. More information will be posted soon as to it’s availability. You can also follow me on Twitter @cadtoolbox.