No that's not what I mean, I never have the actual Vault program open unless I'm pulling something from the Mechanical side of the company, BUT my Vault logs in every time I open Electrical using a windows log in. Vault previously has caused my Electrical to crash so it wouldn't surprise me that the interaction between the two now is causing a stumbling block even though its highly unlikely. I just know that it seems everyone with this problem has this particular suite, not JUST ACADE which MIGHT be why Autodesk is having trouble reproducing the error-they're looking at ACADE as an individual program. I have the same design suite installed that you listed, I would take a guess that everyone with this problem has that design set installed on their machines.
I guess my point in short is that Autodesk needs to look at the package as a whole instead of just checking the publish tool on ACADE 2014 by itself - this is most likely why the problem seems relatively limited to them because only those of us who use/install Vault & Inventor are having this issue.
That may work while the Plot Project does not always work (at all) or when it does, the results are unexpected.
When the Plot Project accessed from the Electrical Project Manager menu is activated, it gives the user no opportunity to modify page settings. The results can be much different than expected, whereas the page size may be 8-1/2 x11 vs 11x17 and the line weights are heavier than expected.
Plot Project is what the ELectrical Engineers expect because that is what the Autodesk Authorized training center taught them. No matter what I tell them, they think that program should be the go-to, end-all way to get their project plotted to paper for the shop.
If Autodesk wants us to publish everything to PDF and then print it from there, why are all the other commands more easily available to the user?
I have changed the page setup in files with no effect on the printing of the document. (When I can get it to function at all).
When try to batch plot to PDF, I've set up a blank drawing with all the correct setting we need then just do "import" so every page will plot identical, this is what you are referring?
I've given up on batch plot at the background now, I just simply leave my pc alone for 15 - 20 minutes and wait...... The other really annoying thing is that when batch plot "single-sheet PDF", very often it gives me the error message "plotting error found", so I will take a look at all the PDFs plotted and there is always ONE page did not plot. But this error message did not tell me which page, so I have to open 2 windows explorers to compare between dwg and pdf to see which page did not get plotted, and sometimes even 2 pages did not plot!!!!
I don't know why Autodesk won't spend more time to investigate this plotting problem? I am seriously thinking about looking at other CAD software.
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