Manually proofing and approving PDFs can be time consuming. With the Switch 2018 PDF Review module, simply upload the PDF to a web browser and stream it to your customers. No need to save a low-resolution file and manually send an email!
Switch automatically sends a URL link which customers can use to access the browser interface and approve the PDF.
The following tools are available in the interface for customers to use:
- Separation view
- Layer view
- Document Information
- Format Information (based on Enfocus PitStop technology)
- Wireframe view
- Ink Coverage overlay
- Sticky Note (using standard PDF sticky notes)
Five different customers can view and approve different files at the same time with the PDF Review module. Additional clients are available if you require more than five customers to view at the same time.
Other Available Modules:
Enable integration, control and automate many popular third party applications in creative, prepress and production sectors with the Configurator Module. This module automates Adobe Acrobat Distiller, Adobe Creative Suite, Enfocus PitStop Server. Easily build solutions for preflight, imposition, color management and more. Setup and automation of the applications is fully controlled within Switch. The visual flow editor makes it as easy to work with configurators as it is to work with the built-in tools. Use the applications you are already using today, or feel free to choose the tools that suit your needs best.
The Configurator Module includes the necessary tools to integrate with hotfolder-based applications or to dynamically use any third party command line tools. Various property values can be created using simple script expressions, adding a higher level of intelligence to file receiving, routing and processing options.
Automate the communication between a database application and Switch, allowing instant access to existing ODBC data sources to expedite automated processing and prevent labor-intensive re-keying of job information into multiple systems. This module connects using system DSN resources and honors all database rights and privileges.
Featuring a new Database connect element to the Switch toolset, this element can be used to dynamically read, write, create or delete records in the designated data sources anywhere in your workflow. The Module also enables any SQL query result to be used as a variable anywhere within your Switch workflow. You can use live job information to easily build dynamic SQL queries at any stage of your workflow. Query results can be used to make decisions for preflight, processing, delivery or archival based on existing job or customer information.
Scripting is no longer required, making it easier and faster for customers and integrators to build communication paths between Switch and an MIS or any ODBC-compliant database. This module also enables the visualization of dynamic content from your database when using SwitchClient and Connect.
This module enhances workflow intelligence by using existing information stored in XML or JDF job tickets or embedded within files as XMP data.
- Use metadata wherever Switch uses variables to route files or process jobs dynamically.
- Update or add information in XMP packages.
- Visualize metadata-based content within SwitchClient and PitStop Connect.
The Metadata Module includes tools to export metadata and convert XML information, preflight logs and reports into other XML formats, HTML or human-readable information. By repurposing embedded or job ticket information, Switch enables you to more effectively utilize previous investments and personalize your service to customers.
You can extend the number of processes that Switch executes simultaneously with the Performance module. Get the ultimate processing power out of advanced hardware configurations that include multiple processors and high levels of RAM.
Switch Web Services Module
This module enables third party applications such as web portals to integrate and drive Switch. You can improve your customer service experience by allowing your customers to securely submit files from the familiar environment of your company website. The Web Services Module enables your customers to track and approve jobs within Switch without leaving the comfort zone of your website interface.
The SwitchClient Module is a separate desktop application allowing users to access the Switch Server remotely.