I have a copy machine that staples automatically but i dont want it to staple all the time. I made two page setups 1 called toshiba 11x17 and one called 11x17 stapled. However every time i go into the properties for them whatever i do to one effects the other. I just want one to be stapled one to not be stapled and everything else to be identical. How do I accomplish this? Getting aggrivated!
I guess that you go more deep than AutoCAD saves the settings into a PC3, but therefor it stores the setting within the printer-driver settings instead. To proof that do the following steps:
a) goto Windows control panel ==> printers ==> open this printer-properties (...at least that should be the same dialog you get when modifying the settings from AutoCAD..). Change here to not use "stapled", then close that dialog
b) start AutoCAD, then _PLOT (or _PAGESETUP, or PLOTTERMANAGER), select the plotter and go as deep as before to come to the setting for "stapled" ==> is it off now (I guess yes) ==> turn it ON and close the dialog
c) repeat like in a) to go to the poperties of the printer in Windows, I guess your option for "stapled" is now ON
If I'm right then you can't save this option in a PC3-file for AutoCAD. Therefore create a second printer/plotter in your Windows (that can connect to the same output-device, but has locally a different printer-name). Set the first Windows-printer to set the "staple"-option to ON, the other printer to "OFF".
Within AutoCAD you can then use one PC3 for the first Windows-printer, another PC3 for the second printer.
HTH, - alfred -