AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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ashley.walker
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AutoCAD Publishing settings

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07-29-2012 09:27 PM

Hello everyone,

 

Something I have been trying to figure out is where are the settings hidden for the Publisher. What I am trying to do is change the paper size and the margins when the publisher create the PDF files.

 

I have the page layout setup perfectly for the real printer and also when using the 'dwg to pdf' printer (and selecting a custom page/paper size) but the Publisher seems to disreguard a custom sheet and use a default (which I can only guess at) that is an ISO Expanded A3 (297.00 x 420.00).

 

Is there any way to change/edit these settings and make it 'set and forget' as I need to do this on another 8 installs.

Hello Ashley,

 

Do you know what page setups are?

If you do...create a PDF page setup to apply to your list of drawings in PUBLISH.

If you don't...

  Open one drawing.

  Go to Print and set up your drawing to print to PDF.

  Before you click OK to make the PDF click on ADD up in the Page Setup field.

  Give the page setup a name that makes sense to you.

  Save the drawing and remember where the drawing is located.

  Verify that the PDF you just made looks correct to you.

 

  Now in Publish select your list of drawings to make PDFs of.

  Looking at the list, select the entire list.

  (Click top entry, Shift-Click bottom entry)

  Looking at the top of the list, click on the page setup for the top entry.

  Go to the bottom of the page setup pulldown and select Import.

  Click your way to the drawing where you saved a good PDF page setup.

  A dialog box will show you the page setups stored in the saved drawing.

  Select your PDF page setup to apply it to the entire list.

  Click on the Publish button to submit the job.

 

NOTE: 

Page setups made for Layouts cannot be applied to the Model.

Page setups made for the Model cannot be applied to Layouts.

You cannot easily mix Layout and Model views when publishing.

 

Let me know if this makes sense and if you are successful.

Good Luck,

Steve

 

    

 

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pendean
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Re: AutoCAD Publishing settings

07-30-2012 04:27 AM in reply to: ashley.walker

Which PDF driver are you using?

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ashley.walker
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Re: AutoCAD Publishing settings

07-30-2012 04:26 PM in reply to: ashley.walker

I have no idea what one it is, this is a screen shot of the one I am using:

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pendean
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Re: AutoCAD Publishing settings

07-31-2012 05:33 AM in reply to: ashley.walker

That would be the built-in PDF driver, a good thing for this thread anyway.

 

Now elaboarte about how and where you select a custom paper size (thus making PUBLISH fail): you are most likely changing a lot more than you think as PUBLISH is not PLOT, it relies on predefined pagesetups to work.

 

 

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sattlerh
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Re: AutoCAD Publishing settings

07-31-2012 04:28 PM in reply to: pendean

We don't get an option to choose a paper size when we are using the PUBLISH command, this is what is baffeling me. PUBLISH tells me what the paper size it will be, but it doesn't give me the option to override it (see attached image)

 

What is happening is the PDFs that it generates have parts cut off (the bottom and far left) this is becasue of the margins being set are too large. However I cannot set the margins (or at least find where to do so). Under PLOT I could set the margins by simply editing the "DWG to PDF.pc3" (with the editor) and make my own custom sheet size with custom margins.

 

Is there a similar feature in side of PUBLISH?

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ashley.walker
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Re: AutoCAD Publishing settings

08-05-2012 04:36 PM in reply to: sattlerh

Looks like somone logged into these forums on my computer and I didn't remember to log them out first.
So the post above is actually me

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ashley.walker
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Re: AutoCAD Publishing settings

08-12-2012 04:52 PM in reply to: ashley.walker

So does anyone have a solution for this?

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ashley.walker
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Re: AutoCAD Publishing settings

08-28-2012 09:44 PM in reply to: ashley.walker

So I have come to the conclusion that this is not possible to change and edit the defualt PDF Publisher in the same way that you can edit the PDF Plotter. That is a real shame and is a very nice tool if it was to work for me.

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SteveChestnut
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Message 9 of 22 (3,277 Views)

Re: AutoCAD Publishing settings

08-29-2012 08:52 AM in reply to: ashley.walker

Hello Ashley,

 

Do you know what page setups are?

If you do...create a PDF page setup to apply to your list of drawings in PUBLISH.

If you don't...

  Open one drawing.

  Go to Print and set up your drawing to print to PDF.

  Before you click OK to make the PDF click on ADD up in the Page Setup field.

  Give the page setup a name that makes sense to you.

  Save the drawing and remember where the drawing is located.

  Verify that the PDF you just made looks correct to you.

 

  Now in Publish select your list of drawings to make PDFs of.

  Looking at the list, select the entire list.

  (Click top entry, Shift-Click bottom entry)

  Looking at the top of the list, click on the page setup for the top entry.

  Go to the bottom of the page setup pulldown and select Import.

  Click your way to the drawing where you saved a good PDF page setup.

  A dialog box will show you the page setups stored in the saved drawing.

  Select your PDF page setup to apply it to the entire list.

  Click on the Publish button to submit the job.

 

NOTE: 

Page setups made for Layouts cannot be applied to the Model.

Page setups made for the Model cannot be applied to Layouts.

You cannot easily mix Layout and Model views when publishing.

 

Let me know if this makes sense and if you are successful.

Good Luck,

Steve

 

    

 

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ashley.walker
Posts: 36
Registered: ‎10-10-2011
Message 10 of 22 (3,269 Views)

Re: AutoCAD Publishing settings

08-29-2012 08:46 PM in reply to: SteveChestnut

Thank you,

 

This looks like it will work. I will need to play with the setting to get it right but I belive this is the solution I am looking for. Thank-you.

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