Drawing Porter

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Drawing Porter is a batch print and export tool for Autodesk® Inventor®. What makes it unique is that its Assembly focussed or based and that it will determine which drawings and parts are relevant based on the single assembly file you select.


So if you select your GA for instance, the app will automatically know which parts and drawings form part of that design. You can then batch print or export your drawings and/or models to various formats including PDF. DWG, SAT and STEP.


Note: This app uses a custom installer and not the Autodesk App Store standard installer.


版本 2.15.0, 2021/7/7
What's New: <2.15.0> - [New] Inventor 2022 Compatibility -- Only supports Inventor 2017 to 2022 <2.13.0> - [Fix] Option for drawing to be updated before printing also. <2.12.0> - [New] Added option for drawing to be updated before processed. -- This option can be enabled under Settings <2.11.0> - Added Inventor 2021 Support <2.10.0> - Added Inventor 2020 Support



32 評論
  • Works great But how do I print files to A3?
    Jason Sutherland | 十二月 02, 2020 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Only prints to a4 cant see a size option for in the settings?

  • Time saver
    Craig Fraser | 十一月 10, 2020 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Thanks for this amazing app, it saves so much time compared to opening files and exporting.


    One thing I'd like to see is 'find all' dwg/idw from a directory, including sub folders. We uses a lot of folders/subfolders to keep things organised, but can be tedious to enter each folder and add drawings manually. A one click button to add all found drawings under a directory path would be awesome.

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (發佈者) | 十一月 12, 2020

    Thank you we will add it in the next version.

  • utile....ma la compatibilità 2021??
    Marco Soriani | 十月 09, 2020 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Utilissima, ma ancora non c'è una alternativa se hai la 2021

  • non compatibile con 2021
    Luca Righi | 十月 04, 2020 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Utilissima, ma ancora non c'è una alternativa se hai la 2021...


  • 2021 버젼
    승빈 임 | 八月 18, 2020

    지원은 언제부터 될까요???

  • 2021 Support
    Stamatis Vlachos | 五月 11, 2020 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    i need to know when the 2021 support is published.

  • Amazing time-saver!
    Hendrik Du Preez | 二月 06, 2018 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    I really love the fact that the App automatically picks up what page size and orientation the idw is even if you do different sizes and orientations at the same time. Dankie Pieter!

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (發佈者) | 二月 07, 2018

    Dankie Hendrik! I am glad the tool comes in handy.

  • Finally!
    Jon Genova | 十一月 10, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    This batch app saves hours of my time. Developer, Thank you!!

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (發佈者) | 十一月 13, 2017

    Good to hear. Thanks for the feedback.

  • Fantastic
    Steve Griffiths | 八月 12, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    I've just used this on a couple of top level assemblies and it worked flawlessly for printing out a folder of pdf's, ready for combining. My God, this is going to save me so much time - thank you very, very much for your time and effort !

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (發佈者) | 十月 19, 2017

    Hi I am glad it can help you. Thanks for your review!

  • Perfect!
    Gerry Beylerian | 七月 20, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Does exactly what it says it does! Thank you very much!

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (發佈者) | 十月 19, 2017

    Its only a pleasure! :)

  • Prefect app!
    Paul Keizer | 五月 30, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    I love this app! When will Inventor 2018 be supported?

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (發佈者) | 五月 31, 2017

    Hi Paul. Thanks for the kind words and review! The new version can be downloaded here for now: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=27102124B84C7E34!3357&;authkey=!AFJrJN-BG_VOL5c&ithint=folder%2c I will also publish it to the Autodesk App store later today. Pieter

    Alex Dall'Agnol | 四月 03, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    I used this app and I think it is very well builded. I think it as also a lot of potential that can be implemented. Good job!

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (發佈者) | 四月 04, 2017

    Hi Alex, Thanks for the kind words. It's much appreciated. If you have some ideas for new functionality please email them to me. My email address is above in the app details. This offer actually goes to anyone. We are in the process of rewriting the app and would like to hear from the users. Thanks

  • Time saving apps
    Pascal David | 二月 14, 2017 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Works great and after the top service this is also an time saver to keep :)

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (發佈者) | 二月 15, 2017

    Thanks for the kind words Pascal!

  • Thank you!
    Anthony Young | 十一月 30, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    This program is great, some quirks i found with up-updated drawings, but that was a simple find/solve. Thank you, how can I support you?

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (發佈者) | 十二月 01, 2016

    Thanks for the kind words and good review. It's much appreciated. We are in the process of rewriting Drawing Porter to include all the features everyone has requested. To support us give us some feedback via email (ivtools@mgfx.co.za) to make the application even better. Cheers!

  • Thank you very much..
    Tufan Eliar | 十一月 17, 2016

    The only problem for me low resolution icon :) It looks pixelated on darker backgrounds. I will create a svg version of your aps's icon and will convert it ico to replace shortcut's icon.

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (發佈者) | 十一月 17, 2016

    Hi thanks for the feedback. Yes the whole app is actually a bit dated and we are actually in the process of rewriting it from scratch. The icon will also be updated.

  • Inventor close the Idv -files when I print to Pdf
    Lennart Petterson | 十一月 02, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Hi I downloaded Drawing Porter today and it is a very good help for me but there are some things I wonder about. 1. When I write to PDF so will my IDW files closing in Inventor. Is there any setting? I open files from C: 2. Can I open files from the Vault with Drawing Porter I use Inventor/Vault 2017 Best Regards from Lennart

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (發佈者) | 十一月 17, 2016

    Hi we are in the process of rewriting the app from scratch. We have made note of your suggestions and will incorporate them into the new version.

  • It was great ....but
    Norbert Maslak | 八月 11, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Hey there, when i was working on previous system (win7) it was working great, but now, on W10 it only showing error (cannot export to step/pdf/dwg). Do you have any idea why is that ?

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (發佈者) | 八月 18, 2016

    Hi, I sent you an email. Lets chat about the error offline ok.

    Norbert Maslak | 十月 18, 2017

    After the update the is no more problem with exporting. Yet i have a question. Is there an option to change default STEP filename ? I usually get things such as "<modelname> _ [1]" how can i get rid of the brackets and one ? Big Thanks :)

  • Helpful App - DXF export missing
    Burkhard Santner | 八月 09, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    As John Hygelund in 2014 wrote, I'm missing DXF export too. Most of my manufacturers can't read DWG files but DXF. In 2014 you put this on your list. Any idea when you can include it? Greets Burkhard

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (發佈者) | 八月 18, 2016

    Hi is this for exporting sheet metal flat pattern information? If so we have a different product which handles that called DXF Exporter. Let me know ok.

    Burkhard Santner | 八月 19, 2016

    Hi Pieter, thank you for your reply. I need DXF export for some manufacturers, working for my customer. They get the drawings of all parts and assemblies to be manufactured in DXF, as they do not have a DWG reader to extract the geometric data. Normally I never export flat pattern DXF data. Burkhard

  • Great Concept, Bug Issues
    Timothy Boutchyard | 八月 01, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    This is a great idea and concept and seems to work fairly well. Printing is my issue. Print and Export Options dialog box has no done button...cannot print 11x17 drawings even when Inventor settings are 11x17.

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (發佈者) | 八月 02, 2016

    Hi yes we are aware of this issue and will be releasing a new version shortly which will cater for this. A workaround is to set your Windows screen scaling back to the default 100%. The buttons will show up as normal then.

  • Multi sheet drawings?
    MICHAEL BRAINARD | 七月 20, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Is there a setting that will allow for all sheets in a multi sheet drawing to be exported?

  • 4
    Pim De Rue | 四月 15, 2016 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Very nice and handy program. It does a lot, also closes your active Inventor session! It doesn't create .step files from assembly's. And doesn't give the .step file the right name if it's a derived/mirrored part.

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (發佈者) | 四月 18, 2016

    Hi Pim, Thanks for the reply. We appreciate constructive comments like this and we will look into the issue of .step file names. As for not creating step files for the assembly files, that is an intended feature but we will look at adding an option to also include assembly files. Thanks.

  • Great app... almost...
    Stephen McCarthy | 十月 07, 2015

    We have had some issues with the app not finding existing drawings. This usually occurs for drawings that are fed by iParts/iAssemblies. Any idea why this is happening? Also, we would like the option to extract the part# from the idw and use it to name the printed copy. Any chance of that happening? Thanks for the all of the good work!

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (發佈者) | 十月 08, 2015

    Hi Stephen, Thanks for the feedback. We have added this to our list of requests and will look into it.

  • Great program + Improvement Suggestion
    Christofer Wiik | 六月 03, 2015

    Great program. Has helped me on my projects when batch exporting all drawings to PDF. I suggest making the "log" of drawings created available as a text/excel file (or atleast possible to copy paste manually into one). This will ease the creation of project "drawing lists".

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (發佈者) | 六月 03, 2015

    Hi Christofer, Thanks for the feedback. That feature has already been suggested by another user and we will integrate it soon. Check back for updates in the next few weeks.

  • helpful
    Claudio Alossa | 三月 25, 2015 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    great app for free!

  • The mechanics are great
    Pierre Marcotte | 二月 12, 2015 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    The add-in does exactly what it says it does. My only problem is that our file structure is not optimal for the way this add-in searches for files, and it takes upwards of 6 minutes to find 12 drawings (in a specific case)! Other than that, I love it.

  • Works well as .pdf batch plot
    Larry Marshall | 二月 09, 2015 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Needed a way to batch plot (export) several hundred .idws to .pdf. Worked well for my purposes.

  • So Close!
    Jordan Kelly | 九月 16, 2014 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    The only option missing on this is the ability to add a suffix or prefix to the file name on the PDFs.

  • Hoping for more export options?
    John Hygelund | 八月 14, 2014 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    This is almost exactly what I've been looking for. I was able to export both pdf and stp files from a large assembly, although not in the same export. I had to do 2d and 3d in a separate step. I also need to export .dxf rather than .dwg and .igs rather then .stp. Any change those options can be included?? Very nice app! Thank you.

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (發佈者) | 八月 15, 2014

    Hi John, Thanks for the review. I have added your request to the list of future improvements.

  • PDF ok DWG not working
    Olle Munck | 七月 03, 2014 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Print to PDF works fine. But printing to DWG makes Inventor to crash. I'm using Inventor 2015 on Windows 7 win64.

  • Ok, but limited
    Sam Houston | 六月 03, 2014 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Why doesn't this work for Inventor DWG's as well?

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (發佈者) | 七月 04, 2014

    Hi Sam. We are busy with the DWG compatibility so watch this space as it should be done shortly.

  • Could be better!
    Dries Baron | 四月 23, 2014 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    When using it on a assembly of about 30 parts, it takes ages gathering all the parts. And then it's still missing some referencing IDW, while they are on my harddrive. I'm using Vault.

    Pieter van der Westhuizen (發佈者) | 七月 04, 2014

    Hi Dries, Thanks for the feedback. We are in the process of addressing this issue and to make it more logical for users to understand how Drawing Porter is searching for referencing drawing files.

  • Excellent app!!
    Michael Stalter | 二月 26, 2014 驗證下載 (這是什麼?)

    Had trouble getting app to work, contacted customer support and within a day received a response from Pieter and a zip file which I unzipped and installed. App works Great now!! We batch print alot of assembly and detail drawings for the shop and this app drastically cuts the search time involved. With the export feature, I can save those drawing lists for later printing AND IT'S FREE!! Did I mention...IT"S FREE!!