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lnelson
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Printing Options

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04-15-2012 04:53 PM

I do not have a plotter.  The largest paper I can print on is 11x17.

I am needing to create a drawing which can be plotted on A1 size paper.

How can I get this A1 size to show up in Paper Space so I can use viewports to set up the layout?

 

Thanks,

Larry53

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thepworth
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Re: Printing Options

04-15-2012 09:26 PM in reply to: lnelson

set up the default printer as dwg->pdf (or other PDF creation driver) and set the plotter's default paper size as A1 or a custom size equivalent to A1.


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antoniovinci
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Re: Printing Options

04-15-2012 11:06 PM in reply to: thepworth

Another way to have all formats up to A0 is to add e.g. an HPGL/2 plotter in Windows Control Panel, setting it to plot to "File".

If you'll really send your drawing to that .PLT file, it will be physically printable in every plotting service in your town, sir.

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david_smith85
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Re: Printing Options

04-16-2012 02:56 AM in reply to: lnelson

thanks for the information.

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lnelson
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Re: Printing Options

04-16-2012 08:07 AM in reply to: lnelson

Thank you!

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thepworth
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Re: Printing Options

04-17-2012 08:19 AM in reply to: antoniovinci

True, but I know I can open a .PDF to see what "version" of the print I'm sending out.  If I'm storing .PLT files, is there an application to look at them without printing?

 

Thanks!


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antoniovinci
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Re: Printing Options

04-17-2012 10:52 PM in reply to: thepworth

thepworth wrote:

If I'm storing .PLT files, is there an application to look at them without printing?


Of course, for free (small preview) and not (full viewer).

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