I’m using AutoCad LT 2006 LT with Vista Business SP 1
From 'Selected layouts':
1) I highlight the sheets that I want to publish
2) I right click and select ‘Publish Selected Layouts’
3) The ‘Publish’ dialog box appears
4) I change the radio button to DWF file
5) I hit ‘Publish’ and a ‘Select DWF File’ dialog screen appears with a list of folders
6) At this point I can only cancel which take me back to the ‘Publish’ dialog or hit ‘Select’
7) When I hit ‘Select’ I get a Microsoft popup that says “AutoCad has stopped working”
8) When I hit ‘Close Program’ I then get a popup that says “Background plot request failed. Turn off background plotting and try again”
From the menu bar:
1) I go to File\Publish
2) The ‘Publish’ dialog box appears
3) I hit ‘Publish’ and the ‘Select DWF File’ dialog screen appears with a list of folders
4) From here the program responds as described above
In both cases even though Microsoft says it will close the program AutoCad does not stop working. I have tried to find anything that addresses the background printing issue with no success. I have also tried to change the printer/plotter in the page setup to DWF6ePLOT.pc3 also with no success.
Can anyone out there help?
Looked and looked through help and couldn't find the background system variable. (Kind of like can't see the forest for thee trees.) Your advice fixed the problem. Thanks much.
I agree with thecadmanan, I work in an office with 60+ CAD users and we have been running C3D 2009 since Jan now and all of a sudden we have about 5 users that are getting this Background Plot Request Failed message. So right now I can plot using SSM just fine but the user next to me can't? this makes no sense.
"All of a sudden" is usually a clue something changed on the systems or network. Work with your I.T. (or if that is you, bring in an outside consultant) to figure out why all-of-a-sudden happened.
Software does not just break one day, there is always a reason.
well all of a sudden is just 5 users out of 60+ so i find it hard to believe that it is a network issue is everyone else is running fine. I am going to try to repiar their CAD and if that doesnt work then maybe reinstall.
Exactly, all-of-a-sudden is a change those 5 experienced: so out of 60, something unique only happened to them. Makes it easier to find the culprit. Good luck with the hunt, look beyond a reinstall IMHO, start with a system restore.
Autodesk recommended uninstall and reinstall procedures: