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*Broad, Todd
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How Do I Submit Print(plot) to Novell Queue on Hold?

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10-14-1999 05:46 AM
My client has a Novell Netware 4.11 server with designjet plotters shared
via dedicated print servers. Autodesk R14 is loaded locally on the
workstations (both NT workstation and Windows 98). We are using Novell 32
bit clients and logging in to the NDS, not the bindery mode utilizing IPX.
The problem they are experiencing is that when an engineer submits a plot to
the queue, it is processed before the designjet operator can see what type
of paper to load. Once the plot is in the designjet buffer, there is no way
to tell what the paper requirement are. I would like to have the jobs
submitted to the queue "on hold" so the operator can see what type of paper
to load. The operator would then remove the hold for the plotter to process
the job.

I have been able to minipulate the Windows print drivers to set the job to
be submitted "on hold", but this doe not apply to autocad. Appearantly,
Autocad uses it's own drivers. We tried using the "system default printer"
in Autocad, although this does submit the job on hold, the engineers have
lost a signficant amount of control of how the job will be plotted.

I imagine that the .PC2 file could be modified to add (or change) a setting
to allow the printjob to be submitted on hold. Any assistance would be
greatly appreciated!!!!

Todd
The Network Group
*[Autodesk], jerry milana
Message 2 of 4 (154 Views)

Re: How Do I Submit Print(plot) to Novell Queue on Hold?

10-14-1999 09:39 AM in reply to: *Broad, Todd
Todd,

Consider plotting to a file from AutoCAD. Once the plotter is ready, the file
can be submitted via an nprint command.

Jerry Milana,
Autodesk Product Support

Todd Broad wrote:

> My client has a Novell Netware 4.11 server with designjet plotters shared
> via dedicated print servers. Autodesk R14 is loaded locally on the
> workstations (both NT workstation and Windows 98). We are using Novell 32
> bit clients and logging in to the NDS, not the bindery mode utilizing IPX.
> The problem they are experiencing is that when an engineer submits a plot to
> the queue, it is processed before the designjet operator can see what type
> of paper to load. Once the plot is in the designjet buffer, there is no way
> to tell what the paper requirement are. I would like to have the jobs
> submitted to the queue "on hold" so the operator can see what type of paper
> to load. The operator would then remove the hold for the plotter to process
> the job.
>
> I have been able to minipulate the Windows print drivers to set the job to
> be submitted "on hold", but this doe not apply to autocad. Appearantly,
> Autocad uses it's own drivers. We tried using the "system default printer"
> in Autocad, although this does submit the job on hold, the engineers have
> lost a signficant amount of control of how the job will be plotted.
>
> I imagine that the .PC2 file could be modified to add (or change) a setting
> to allow the printjob to be submitted on hold. Any assistance would be
> greatly appreciated!!!!
>
> Todd
> The Network Group
*Valaski, Bill
Message 3 of 4 (154 Views)

Re: How Do I Submit Print(plot) to Novell Queue on Hold?

10-14-1999 10:15 AM in reply to: *Broad, Todd
Todd,

What you want to do is change the printer object's default form from 0 to
1, and then service mode for forms to "Service only currently mounted
form." All of this can be done from within NWADMIN under the selected
Printer object's Configuration page.

The plots will remain on hold in the queue after they've been sent from
AutoCAD. Once the plotter operator changes the paper, that person can
use PCONSOLE to change the form for the current job from 1 to 0, and out
will come the plot.

--
Bill Valaski
BValaski@CDS-ASSOC.COM
Section Manager - Computer Operations
Project Architect

CDS Associates, Inc.
Cincinnati, Ohio USA
513.791.1700
*Broad, Todd
Message 4 of 4 (154 Views)

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10-18-1999 11:32 AM in reply to: *Broad, Todd
Bill,
Thanks! You hit the nail right on the head. Made the changes you
described & it works great. My client and I are indebted to you.

Thanks again

Todd

Bill Valaski wrote in message
news:MPG.126fd9cfa264c9ce989680@adesknews.autodesk.com...
> Todd,
>
> What you want to do is change the printer object's default form from 0 to
> 1, and then service mode for forms to "Service only currently mounted
> form." All of this can be done from within NWADMIN under the selected
> Printer object's Configuration page.
>
> The plots will remain on hold in the queue after they've been sent from
> AutoCAD. Once the plotter operator changes the paper, that person can
> use PCONSOLE to change the form for the current job from 1 to 0, and out
> will come the plot.
>
> --
> Bill Valaski
> BValaski@CDS-ASSOC.COM
> Section Manager - Computer Operations
> Project Architect
>
> CDS Associates, Inc.
> Cincinnati, Ohio USA
> 513.791.1700

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