I have a lot of repetitive tasks to perform such as:
Open a .dwg file and print it out as a .pdf
Open a .docx or .xlsx file and print it out as a .pdf
Now, as far as .docx and .xlsx formats are concerned, most pdf converters can handle conversion to pdf of many files at once, however the .dwg files (Autocad files) need to be opened in autocad and then be printed through the typical ctrl+p process.
I've improved the process using a script written in Python that at the very least automates the process in what I call a naive way: due to the nature of the steps it takes, there are at least two big problems
it takes 20-30s for each file to be printed. That is a very long time and it adds up when you have 500+ files to process.
The PC cannot be used for anything else when running the script
I'm not sure it is worth it spending time looking up through various APIs to improve the code therefore I would like to know if there exists a program to automate such repetitive tasks.
I am looking for a software that can automate the printing of the .dwg files and ideally it should also be able to run in the background.