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John Kaul (Se7en)

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GXPS v9.18 Speed improvment
« on: December 02, 2015, 03:36:20 pm »
News: The latest release of GXPS (GhostXPS) has improved performance significantly!

http://ghostscript.com/download/gxpsdnld.html
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Re: GXPS v9.18 Speed improvment
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2015, 12:03:59 pm »
Would you happen to have alink on setting up ghostscript to be able to print PDF files from DWG files, been searching all afternoon, but I'm still at a loss on how to get this working
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Re: GXPS v9.18 Speed improvment
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2015, 02:21:26 pm »
I had one here on theSwamp. I'll have to look for it but first, why do you want to set up a ghostscript printer? I mean, you can use the XPS driver already on everyone's machines and use the tool I linked to in this thread for converting those XPS files to PDF. ...To be proper, ghostscript *should* be on your print server, not on your local machines to get good consistent PDFs from AutoCAD with (like what I think you're looking for). When I set up ghostscript for a company I set up on the print server and make a AutoCAD plotter for it which everyone uses.
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Re: GXPS v9.18 Speed improvment
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2015, 07:39:52 pm »
I can't seem to find my tutorial on setting up Ghostscript. Sorry, but if you want some personal notes I wrote up a few years ago on switching to XPS and using the tool I posted about here to convert to PDFs, let me know and I'll post them.
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Re: GXPS v9.18 Speed improvment
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2015, 03:32:03 am »
There may be an issue, we don't have a print server, we don't even have a server. We have made the switch to a fully cloud based system. We have networked printers, but they are installed as printers on local machines, we don't have a print server.

What I need is a good consistent PDF printer we can use to quickly batch print hundreds of PDFs. We used to use AutoCADs own PDF printer, but the 2016 versions new idea of making all text, fields just doesn't work for us, so we need another solution.
Then I saw your ghostscript post and wondered if it would do the job for us.
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Re: GXPS v9.18 Speed improvment
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2015, 06:01:08 am »
You can use the built in XPS print driver in Microsoft Windows and use the tool I linked to here to convert those XPS files to PDF files. Would you like my personal notes on the topic?
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Re: GXPS v9.18 Speed improvment
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2015, 06:53:34 am »
yes please, even if its of no use to us, at least I'll learn something new
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Re: GXPS v9.18 Speed improvment
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2015, 01:51:38 pm »
Here you go. I hope you can use this. It works great for me and has for years now.

https://www.theswamp.org/index.php?topic=50646.0
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Re: GXPS v9.18 Speed improvment
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2015, 06:00:53 pm »
thanks.

I'm going to replace my default PDF printer with this and see how it performs
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Re: GXPS v9.18 Speed improvment
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2015, 06:41:33 pm »
No problem. I think you'll like it.
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