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copiman
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Printers for 11x17

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03-11-2013 08:17 AM

Hello all. I have a friend who uses AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. 2011 version. He wants me to get him a printer to do 11X17. My problem is I am not fimiliar with AutoCAD.

 

Can you tell me what print language it uses? What type of drivers are used? I can set up and maintain printers. I"m just not sure about AutoCAD. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Patchy
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Re: Printers for 11x17

03-11-2013 08:26 AM in reply to: copiman

Autocad has default system printer, if the printer can print 11x17 it can print acad.

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Re: Printers for 11x17

03-11-2013 09:18 AM in reply to: Patchy

Thanks Patchy for responding. So, any printer, reguardless of manufacture, will print using AutoCAD? Say a Brother, HP, Panasonic, etc. ? I am ignorant when it comes to cad. I just wanted to make sure it was not a specific language used, such as Postscript, PCL, or GDI. Hope I'm making sense.

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Patchy
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Re: Printers for 11x17

03-11-2013 10:04 AM in reply to: copiman

Autocad has default Windows System Printer so I'm 99.9% sure it will print (Hope that you don't have bad luck with the .10%)

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ampster
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Re: Printers for 11x17

03-11-2013 10:08 AM in reply to: copiman

If you can install a printer into the O.S., AutoCAD will be able to print to it.

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Re: Printers for 11x17

03-11-2013 10:46 AM in reply to: Patchy

Thanks again Patchy. I feel much better about finding my friend a printer. Of course, loading the driver in Windows is easy. Finding how to configure cad, not sure. I will need to do some searching for this.

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Re: Printers for 11x17

03-11-2013 10:48 AM in reply to: ampster

Thanks ampster.

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ampster
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Re: Printers for 11x17

03-11-2013 01:34 PM in reply to: copiman

I'd leave the config cad part up to the person using Acad...

 

But there really isn't nothing to configure!  Just install the printer driver like you normally would and Acad will be able to see that printer immediately.

 

It's up to the person using Acad to setup how he wants the prints to come out.

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Re: Printers for 11x17

03-21-2013 06:28 AM in reply to: ampster

Will do. Thanks to all for your help. I think I can help my friend now.

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Re: Printers for 11x17

03-21-2013 06:40 AM in reply to: copiman

We do all we can.

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