In a previous blog article on Autodesk Design Review 2007, I wrote about the Batch Print capability. Batch Print for Autodesk Design Review 2007 was available on the Autodesk Design Review 2007 CD. For Autodesk Design Review 2008, Batch Print is available as an optional download from the Autodesk web site.
As originally installed, the Autodesk Design Review 2008 File menu has an entry for downloading and installing the Batch Print capability.
Invoking this menu item brings up a dialog.
Selecting Download from the dialog navigates you to the Autodesk web site.
By selecting the batchprint_designreview2008.exe link, Internet Explorer provides you with the option to Save or Run the installer.
It is typical for a user to save the installer to the local hard drive and then run it from there.
The installer has only one step - Update.
After selecting update, the installer completes.
The next time Autodesk Design Review is invoked, the menu item for downloading and installing Batch Print has been replaced by the ability to use the Batch Print Wizard.
By the way, if you have Autodesk Design Review open when you download and install the Batch Print Wizard, the menu item will not be updated. You need to close Autodesk Design Review and reopen it to see the updated menu item. We have a low priority defect logged for this issue.
The steps for using the Batch Print Wizard for Autodesk Design Review 2008 are the same for Autodesk Design Review 2007. See Autodesk Design Review 2007 Batch Printing.
In a previous blog article on Autodesk Design Review 2007, I noted how Autodesk Design Review supports the HP Instant Print capability. For HP devices that support this capability, when printing DWF files, you can allow the device driver to select the page size and orient the image to the paper to minimize paper usage. Autodesk Design Review 2008 continues to support HP Instant Printing, but in addition, has added support for this process to the Batch Print Wizard. You can now Batch Print and take advantage of HP Instant Printing.
As I have said many times, to go beyond the paper you have to be able to get to paper first. Batch Printing helps DWF files get there.