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Re: can't export oversize PDFs Help!

11-11-2010 11:43 AM in reply to: blaising

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Re: can't export oversize PDFs Help!

11-11-2010 12:29 PM in reply to: maxim_k

Looks basically correct...I can't do that. What am I missing?

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Re: can't export oversize PDFs Help!

11-11-2010 08:52 PM in reply to: blaising

Hi,

 

I can try to help you, but, please, describe your workflow in creating and editing Page Setup for layout (you open Layout to print, select Page Setup Manager, Select edit .....)

 

 

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Re: can't export oversize PDFs Help!

11-13-2010 01:56 PM in reply to: maxim_k

Sorry for the delay in posting this info. Thanks for the patience...

 

-open recent dwg file

-choose layout (A1, A2, A3, etc.)

-file drop-down, choose print

-in Print screen

  choose plotter (HP DesignJet 450c)

  paper size ARCH D 24 x 36 inches

  orientation landscape

click Edit Page Setup

-in Page Setup screen

Use available page setup: unchecked

Name: <None>

Printer: Plotter

Paper Size: ArchD

Orientation: landscape

What to Print: Layout

Scale: 1:1

click Advanced

-in Print - Advanced screen

Plot Style Table: monochrome.ctb (print with plot styles checked)

Plot Offset: X = 0.00000, Y = 0.00000

3D Viewports: Shading = grayed out, Quality = Normal, DPI = grayed out

Plot Stamp: Include plot stamp = unchecked

Print Options: Print paperspace last= checked

Sharing: Save device settings to: = unchecked

click OK

click OK on Page Setup screen

-back at Print screen

Paper Size now says "Super A1 24x36"

clicking Preview in either landscape or portrait cuts off 12" or so of 36x24 layout

clicking Print does same thing (of course)

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Re: can't export oversize PDFs Help!

11-14-2010 05:25 AM in reply to: blaising

Hi,

 

I've done everything according to your way and get acceptable results.
Apparently the case in the settings of the printer-plotter in System Preferences.
Try again to install the printer via System Preferences.
I've been doing it this way:

1. Add printer with "fake" IP address(3) - something to work around system limitations of the MAC OS when installing printer.

You can name your printer as you want (4).

1863iB991877AFA6D0852

2. Select driver for your printer:

1865i0B44C545C49F7663


It should be "HP DesignJet 450C - Guteprint"

3. Click Add in Add Printer dialog

1867iB542FF4D7A633EAA

 

Now, try to repeat your steps in printing from AutoCAD and use name of the printer, that you just install (4 on first screenshot).

 

HTH

 

Maxim

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Re: can't export oversize PDFs Help!

11-14-2010 07:13 AM in reply to: maxim_k

Thanks for the detailed response/instructions. Added printer exactly as you described...still prints with same poor results. I noticed your printer driver for the DesignJet450 was v5.2.3, mine was v5.1.3 (as all of my Gutenprint drivers are). I am using Mac OS X 10.5.8, not Snow Leopard, for what it's worth.

 

Hope I can resolve this soon as I have only 6 days left on my trial and I was seriously considering making the investment in the program. so far its been a real deal killer.

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Re: can't export oversize PDFs Help!

11-14-2010 07:25 AM in reply to: blaising

Hi,

 

Yes, I use 10.6.

About Guteprint drivers: you can try to install newest version from 

Gutenprint and Gimp-Print for Mac OS X site

"http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/MacOSX.php"

Current version is 5.2.6 (Apple always have delay in updating Guteprint drivers)

 

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Re: can't export oversize PDFs Help!

11-14-2010 08:38 AM in reply to: maxim_k

Downloaded latest (v5.2.6) Gutenprint drivers. Still doesn't print correctly. 

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Re: can't export oversize PDFs Help!

11-14-2010 09:40 AM in reply to: blaising

Just tested on 10.5.8 - I have everything turns out, so that it is not Gutenprint drivers problem.

I give up :smileysad:

 

 

 

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Re: can't export oversize PDFs Help!

11-14-2010 08:57 PM in reply to: maxim_k

Thanks for the valiant effort! Maybe in a future life I can have AutoCAD native on my Mac...sigh.

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