AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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Deploy plot styles with template file?

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03-08-2011 03:42 PM

I am developing an AutoCAD template file for a large corporate client. This template will be deployed across all their AutoCAD users, and also used by their contractors as a base for their documents. The way they wanted it configured was using a color-based plot style.


Is there a way to deploy the template file and plot styles in a way which will add the two plot sytles to the Plot Styles folder of the users AutoCAD installation?


ie. A single file the end user can click whick will add the plot styles to the appropriate folder.


It would be simple if it were only for internal employees as we could roll it out as part of a logon script, but given external contractors will also be using this template I was hoping to keep it as fool-proof as possible.


Regards, Adam.

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Re: Deploy plot styles with template file?

03-08-2011 07:25 PM in reply to: asutton

unlikely as different organisations are likely to have different folder strucutres. Some are likely to have plot styles saved on a server others may use the default Autodesk location on the users computer etc..etc..


giving the third parties the data with a clear content list is likely to be the simplist option, they can then incorporate the data into their work flow and folder structure in the most efficent way that suits them.

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