Suite 2.0.4 lets you track AutoCAD plots and all other application prints
to any Windows printer. Print Suite tracks jobs in the print spool immediately
before they are sent to the printer, so it only tracks jobs that are actually
printed. Print Suite's primary components are the Administrator, which
sets up the database and generates reports, and the Client, which displays
every time a user prints.
Setting up Print Suite 2.0.4 from Infinity
Squared Technologies is fast and easy.
Getting up and running with Print Suite is a straightforward process
(see figure at right). Installation is quick on a network and in stand-alone
mode. The Program Setup window walks you through the steps. You begin
by entering or importing departments, customers, and projects. Next, you
add usersnow an automatic process. You can also import user lists
maintained by the operating system at a local or network level. The Program
Setup window also helps you configure the database. It controls each component
through separate windows. The final step is to enter your standard paper
sizes, media, and their prices. Once these three steps are complete, Print
Suite is ready to capture plot information. There are other options as
well: choose which printers to track or bypass, set keywords to distinguish
what to track, and deny printing jobs that exceed a specified page length.
The Administrator interface is simple to use. If you get stuck, a comprehensive
online manual explains all of the program's features.
The Print Suite Client is a simple dialog box that appears when you print.
You select the customer, project, and department, and then print or cancel
the job. Once Print Suite captures and stores plot information, you can
query and sort the data in the Administrator to export into other applications
or to create one of the several standard reports. Highly Recommended.
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