Approximate print times from 'virtual" Form3


#1

I am using a Form3 at a nearby community college – I am using PreForm to finalize my pre-print work, so when I get there (and I am paying by the minute) I can start a print almost immediately. One thing I can’t seem to figure out is how to calculate the approximate print time? I’m using a Form 3 virtual printer driver – its the only option, but it doesn’t provide a print time… (see attached snip)

Is there a workaround for this?


#2

Did you try to click on the “print time” symbol? My PreForm only calculates the print time for Form 3 prints if I click there first, the estimate that shows up for Form 2s isn’t there (yet).


#3

P3D’s advice is good. I would also recommend making sure you’re on the most up to date version of PreForm and printer Firmware(obviously might not be 100% in your control, but worth checking!).


#4

Right, the print time calculation for Form 3 printers only works since the latest PreForm release (3.3.0)


#5

Ok so that’s embarrassing!! Yes, P3D nailed it. Just click on Print time icon and it calcs. Duh! Thanks for the help!! Since I’m using the latest version of PreForm (3.3.0), worked like a charm.

Thanks again!

Nat