Export to PDF with Data Driven Pages performance

Discussion created by VApteesriaustralia-com-au-esridist Employee on Jan 15, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 5, 2012 by Tresohlavy

I have a forestry customer who is using Data Driven Pages to export multiple maps to PDF. It takes 3-4 minutes to export to PDF per page with 300dpi. The map book has about 500 pages and takes good 25 hrs to build a map book. It is not a very complex mxd and has about 15 layers served using Direct Connect to SDE on SQL Server 2008. Performance measured using Map Service Publishing seem to be OK and takes about 11 to 20 seconds per zoom, pan etc. Is 3-4 min per page acceptable performance for Export to PDF? Is anyone generating map book with similar layers at faster rate?