We had an issue similar to the one in this topic:
- where guys were developing a script to export Catdrawings to DXF + PDF in a batch mode.
I've made my own .net application (it's a module included in the other - main .net application, but that doesn't matter) which does all that (export to dxf and pdf)
The it works is as simple as possible:
1) Catia should be running (it may not, i'll start it then)
2) User selects the list of drawings from the folder
3) clicks start
4) every drawing is opened in catia - exported to pdf then dxf then closed
And this is where the bad things happening. Not bad, but - sllllllllllllooooowwwwwww things
We have quite a big drawings and some of them take time to open, but for some other reasons the DXF export process also takes quite a long time comparing to PDF. Well of course it is more or less understandable, since there is a lot of "mathematics" happening and DXF is a bit more complex then PDF...
But still - the question now is - How can this process be optimized?
- Is there a tricky way to start catia process in a way that it'll work faster with opening and exporting drawings?
- If it is stupid to do the export the way described above - which is the better way? Other software? Catia batch export utility? (it doesn't export pdf)
Thank you all in advance!