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PAULMAYCO
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Text Plot Issue

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02-08-2013 02:28 AM

I have an issue where the xref'd text at the bottom of my layout space isn't printing correctly.

The printer we use is a Xerox Workcentre 7345.

However I don't think that it has anything to do with the printer as I ran several tests to ensure it wasn't the plot margins.

 

Printing normally the text dissappears at the bottom:

 

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I have moved the text up in the xref to see if this worked but it still cuts the bottom:

 

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The next alternative I tried was to draw a normal line under the text. This made the plot work,

however I would prefer it if I didn't have to draw plot boundaries to non-plotable layers.

 

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I have also tried plotting to Layout and to Extents and nothing changes.

 

Has anyone got a solution to this problem?

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Registered: ‎06-29-2007
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Re: Text Plot Issue

02-08-2013 04:47 AM in reply to: PAULMAYCO

Hi,

 

>> The printer we use is a Xerox Workcentre 7345.

>> However I don't think that it has anything to do with the printer

Just to verify that I would start to print to DWF or to PDF to see if it's really not driver depending.

 

Next test (what I would try) is to change the fonts within the defined textstyles to any other one that is a default TTF for Windows.

 

And last but not least, copy the content to a new drawing, create a new test-layout and try plotting again.

 

Let's know your results then, and if possible upload this drawing with just one layout and this text (if it's reproducable then).

 

- alfred -

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PAULMAYCO
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Re: Text Plot Issue

02-08-2013 05:27 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

Just tried to pdf and dwf the drawing and it works fine, no errors in text at all.

When I print from adobe of dwf viewer the text is fine too.

 

Changing the font doesn't appear to alter problem either

Niether does making a new layout

 

Sorry I am unable to upload the layout due to the content.

 

Does AutoCAD have a plot margin setting?

 

 

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Re: Text Plot Issue

02-08-2013 05:34 AM in reply to: PAULMAYCO

Hi,

 

>> Just tried to pdf and dwf the drawing and it works fine

My first thought now is, it depends on the printerdriver and not on any AutoCAD-setting
I would now check if there is either a newer driver or an alternative driver option available for your printer.

The workaround currently in that cases is to plot to DWF or PDF and print then with DesignReview or your PDF-reader (hoping that does not occur to often).

 

>> Does AutoCAD have a plot margin setting?

You can create page-setups for every plotter and within a´defined page size you can define the margins that you want to see in the layout as dashed lines. But AutoCAD does not control your printer, it does not tell your printer the margins he has to use.

 

- alfred -

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