Don't know if anyone is having the same issue, batch plotting in the background used to work when we had AutoCAD Electrical 2013 installed on Windows XP 32-bit machine. After haivng AE 2014 installed on Windows 7 64-bit OS and the background plotting has STOPPED working. On right hand corner of the screen will stay "Job in Progress" for hours and nothing is printed. Please see attached image.
As we don't have any spare stations to manage the PDF batch plotting (I'm talking about more than 200 sheet per project) therefore the background plotting is very important to us.
CAN ANY EXPERTS HERE PLEASE HELP??? The issue is drivng us crazy!!!!!
Thank you for your reply.
Yes the foreground plotting works but unfortunately if I chosen foreground plotting it means I am not able to use AE during the plotting, as I mentioned that background plotting is very important as we do not have a spare workstation to do this.
How about these settings :
This is the BACKGROUNDPLOT but I guess you have it on 1 or 3. This command does not mention SDI but I think this has to be on 0.
Do you mean I need to uncheck both boxes? plotting and publishing? I've the publishing box checked at the moment.
I have just uncheck the 2 boxes plotting & publishing and I think all this does is uncheck the box for you when you first select publish project (please see image attached).
Unfortunately the background plotting still not working it got stuck on "Publish Job in Progress" and does not go further.
As for the "logfilemode", I'm not sure what I need to do. Set the value of logfilemode to 1?
Both checked !
But I think AcadE does this if you check it in your example dialog box.
The logfilemode makes a logfile, with logfilename you can see its save path and name.
And just for info, you can type the command on the command line, give 1 enter, than press F1for info on this command !
I don't want to look really silly but what do the log files do? Do these help resolve the background plotting issue? At the moment the log file path is set to our network, does it matter where the log files save?
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