As an engineering company we have started to convert hundreds of our drawings from AutoCAD to PDF using a batch utility.
However every file that is converted into a PDF file is opened by a PDF Viewer. We want to prevent this.
I opened my *.pc3 file and removed the check from the appropriate box. See below
I press OK, then save the file and close. However when I reopen the file, I see the box for Openining in PDF Viewer has been rechecked. No matter what I do, I cannot permanently remove the check from this box.
I guess I am doing something wrong and need assistance.
I have read/write access to the folder where the *.pc3 and *.pmp files are stored. That's what prompted the question. If I don't have read/write access, I get an error dialog box which indicates I cannot save the file.
As for the batch utiility, I wrote my own using VB. See below
It allows me to build a Batch Queue and then select a variety of options designed specifically for our needs as well as run any Script or AutoLisp program.
Batch Utility has nothing to do with the problem. I create the PDF file from the AutoCAD drawing by using the PLOT command and selecting WH PDF.pc3 as the Print/Plotter name.
Even if I try to create one PDF file manualy by selecting the Plot Setup dialog box and selecting WH PDF.pc3 as the printer/plotter name, once the PDF file is created, PDF Viewer opens it. The issue I have is that when I modify WH PDF.pc3 and save it, and then reopen, the changes have not been saved.
What's " WH PDF.pc3"?
Here is the deal: remote support only really works if everyone at your end and everyone at this end can use the same exact tools. DWG to PDF.PC3 file from out-of-the-box I have, I can turn that ability off and it stays off until I turn it back on. Win7 Pro 764bit, my Windows log-in is full network administrator and not hobbled by PC only administrator, hope that helps.
Do you still have the OOTB PC3 file we all have too? Does a repair reinstall of AutoCAD get that back to try and test?
Are you changing the PC3 file setting in the PLOT command (or your add-on), or by using the PLOTTERMANAGER command access method?
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