Last month I published a LinkedIn article "Bulk processing for SolidWorks files is free!" and after a while I got a question:
How much time do you actually save with this tool?
Well to be honest I did not have a clear answer back then, but I decided to make a test and record it as a video. This way I will have actual proof and I can share the video with anyone interested.
I see so many SolidWorks users that are still performing "Save As" actions by hand when they have to generate large amounts of manufacturing documentation (PDF, DXF, STEP) at the end of a project....If you are one of them, please STOP!...and check out my video I made especially for you.
In the video you will see a fast-forward recording of me manually performing "Save as PDF" and another fast-forward recording of #Task performing the same task, but much faster :).
I also have to point out that the difference between the manual and automatic way gets bigger with each additional file you have to convert. Why?...Because people make mistakes...and more files mean more potential mistakes. If you find out you made a mistake, you will have to correct it eventually and all of this adds up to your time.
In the end it doesn't matter what kind of bulk processing tool you use, as long as you use one. In our company we use #Task because this tool is (was) FREE and it's very user friendly!
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Update: Since begining of May 2020, #Task is not free anymore.