What do you use to Print your large Sheetsets ?
Do you use the Publish function within AutoCad ?
Do you use Acroplot or any other 3rd party software ?
I had to print around 80-100 Plan and Profiles Sheets, Sections, Coverpage, Index, Legend, etc...and was wondering what works best !
The most I've ever plotted at once has been about 60 sheets. I use the built in publish to PDF and it works just fine.
We use a program called 'docuprinter'
Publish works great if you use viewport control for your layers. we use layer states, so publish doesn't work (at least not in 09).
I create a sheet set, and use publish to pdf, or just publish, because I actually set up all my drawings to plot to pdf now anyway, since I rarely need to print plans, I am usually emailing a pdf of them anyway. And when I need a set printed, I just print the pdf. Works well for me at least.
We use Bluebeam CAD. Its a great program that creates a tab in all my ACAD versions and MS Office. It can be used to batch PDF your drawings, or create a PDF using your current pagesetup in your active drawing. Also comes with a PDF editor and stapler (to create multi-page PDF from many single ones, without opening them).
Great! This is exactly what i wanted to see. Some people here like to use Acroplot because it allows you to place a WORKING COPY stamp over the Revision Area. But, It requires a good amount of setup. I prefer the Publish command. Both seem to make differing quality PDF's.
Keep it coming.
We just use the Adobe PDF print driver that comes with Acrobat 9. It makes individual files, but Acrobat can batch them together in a large set if needed. It handles our print sizes from ANSI to ARCH to Custom.
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