Hi - Im not sure what driver - im plotting to Adobe Acrobat Professional - the file naming convention is;
D01-LayoutPlan-1to100-Rev0 but the PDF is only saving as D01-L
Our IT dept is baffled as if i save the file to the desktop it works fine. All other programs there is no issue - Just AutoCad.
>>>...as if i save the file to the desktop it works fine...<<<
That's an interesting problem.
You will need to contact Adobe for support with their software if that is what you want to use: try the same test but use AutoCAD's built-in PDF driver, DWG to PDF.PC3 is the name of it. Then also test with the DWF printer to see if it does it too.
At least then you can better isolate the problem.
We had experienced the same problem in our office, and have just found a solution that works for us.
After trying a few things, we narrowed the problem down to the entire filename and path (eg C:\Users\JohnSmith\Documents\My Cad File.dwg) being too long. There seems to be a set limit on the length of the print job name which is sent to the printer.
Try copying the folder containing the files to be plotted to a location with a shorter path and re-plotting the files.
Hope this works for you.
Just curious: Is this the actual name of the file in the Windows folder that the PDF is being saved in or is this information that is being printed on the file by Plot Stamp?
And what part of the text above is your Drawing File name and what portion is the Layout name?
Typical DWG to PDF Plot will be the drawing name and then the Tab name
Example here: 12-005A A-3.pdf 12-005A is the Drawing file A-3 is the Layout name
Saving the file to the Desktop is not the same convention as Plotting to PDF.
My layout tab is also being truncated. The drawing file is af_00.dwg. The layout tab is 3.02A. The final file name is af_00 3.pdf. This is a real pain, I really need the layout tab name, and I have never had this problem before. Any suggestions?
See previous post - I also just tried to import a layout from a file that is not having this problem. The imported layout still truncated the pdf file name, so it must be a setting in the file.
What PDF driver are you using? LT version? Your post is light on details (whether you posted elsewhere or here previously).
Adobe Acrobat PDF drivers (and some others) don't like too many periods in a name and stop after they hit the first one: seems to be your exact issue.
I am using Autocad Architect 2008. I don't have any periods in the name. The file name has only the period just before the extension "af_00.dwg".