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Batch Rendering

You can schedule batch processes to render PhotoWorks documents and Motion Studies animations. As with other batch tasks, you can reorder tasks, generate reports, etc. through the SolidWorks Task Scheduler application.

If a scheduled document is too complex for the system’s available memory, batch processing skips that document and processes the next scheduled document.

To schedule batch rendering:

  1. Open the first document.

  2. Click Render to File (PhotoWorks toolbar).

  3. Click Schedule in the Render to File dialog box.

  4. In the Render/Animation dialog box:

    1. Type a value for Task Title.

    2. Type a value for File Name.

    3. Type a path to create a folder for Save File To.

    4. Set values for Start Time and Start Date.

  5. Select Delete temporary files after Task Completion.

  6. If you need to verify document settings, click View Settings.

  7. Click Finish.

  8. Repeat steps 1 through 5 for each document you want to schedule or to render the same document with different appearances multiple times.

If appearances are not found, you can browse for a replacement by clicking Yes in the PhotoWorks Render dialog box. Click No to ignore all missing appearances.


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