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Plot Area

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05-14-2003 12:23 PM
I'm running autocad 2002 on win 2k. I have a Epson 1520- printer as my plotting device. The problem is, I can only plot an area of 21.27" X 13.54". This is the size of a "C" sheet. If I select "long paper 17 x 22" it tells me that the printable area is 21.75 x 29, and if I do a full preview, set to scale to fit, extents, center the plot, the preview is just what I want. I tell it to plot, and the drawing is cut off at 13.5". Please help Dave
*White, Ian A.
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Re: Plot Area

05-14-2003 03:11 PM in reply to: davebz1a
On Wed, 14 May 2003 20:23:51 -0700, davebz1a
wrote:

>I'm running autocad 2002 on win 2k. I have a Epson 1520- printer as my plotting device. The problem is, I can only plot an area of 21.27" X 13.54". This is the size of a "C" sheet. If I select "long paper 17 x 22" it tells me that the printable area is 21.75 x 29, and if I do a full preview, set to scale to fit, extents, center the plot, the preview is just what I want. I tell it to plot, and the drawing is cut off at 13.5". Please help Dave

This is a physical limit of the plotting mechanism on these printers.
13.54" is it as far as the width is concerned. No amount od software
tweaks can do anything about it.

There are specialist printers that used the basic plotting engines from
Epson and Canon and they had to make hardware modifications to extend
the printable width.

--

Regards,

Ian A. White, CPEng
WAI Engineering
Sydney 2000
Australia

Ph: +61 418 203 229
Fax: +61 2 9622 0450
Home Page: www.wai.com.au
*Johanson, Allan
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Re: Plot Area

05-18-2003 11:58 AM in reply to: davebz1a
I use "User defined" page size

and create a new pc3

s file using this.

Then call up that pc3 file for printing.

Allan


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
I'm
running autocad 2002 on win 2k. I have a Epson 1520- printer as my plotting
device. The problem is, I can only plot an area of 21.27" X 13.54". This is
the size of a "C" sheet. If I select "long paper 17 x 22" it tells me that the
printable area is 21.75 x 29, and if I do a full preview, set to scale to fit,
extents, center the plot, the preview is just what I want. I tell it to plot,
and the drawing is cut off at 13.5". Please help Dave
*White, Ian A.
Message 4 of 4 (59 Views)

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05-18-2003 02:54 PM in reply to: davebz1a
On Sun, 18 May 2003 19:58:42 -0700, "Allan Johanson"
wrote:

>I use "User defined" page size
>and create a new pc3
> file using this.
>Then call up that pc3 file for printing.

Unfortunately this won't help with this type of printer. The 13.54"
limitation is a physical mechanism limitation and not a software
limitation. No matter what you try, 13.54" width is it. The mechanism
cannot go any further.

--

Regards,

Ian A. White, CPEng
WAI Engineering
Sydney 2000
Australia

Ph: +61 418 203 229
Fax: +61 2 9622 0450
Home Page: www.wai.com.au

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