Correct, this is just to test.
You could reset the program to default settings if you don't mind losing the customization (and then migrate it manually):
Start menu in Widnows > Programs > Autodesk > AutoCAD > Reset Settings to Default.
You have an option to backup your settigns with this tool.
My company is currently in the process of going to Release 2013 for Civil, MEP, Revit and AutoCAD. I have three users who already are having this same problem. When they make PDF's from Adobe Acrobat and open them up, the files are rotated and chopped off just like in the discussion. One is using Acrobat 9.+ and the other has 10.+ but both are on Windows 7 64bit machines.
I have installed AutoCAD 2013 on my machine which is a Windows 7 64bit system with Acrobat 9.+ on it. I did try reverting back to the default settings and I can make a PDF that way although not like we need. When I add in our custom PC3 and PMP files that were made from an older AutoCAD version the problem returns. I made two new files with AutoCAD 2013 but the same thing is still happening. Are there any later thoughts or ideas being tried?
Thanks in advance!
OK, I think I have my problem with Adobe plotting figured out.
- Re-create the .pc3 using Add-A-Plotter Wizard.
select System Printer and Adobe PDF as the plotter of choice and name it.
select Edit Plotter Configuration..., Custom Properties...
under Adobe PDF Page Size select D-Size (in my case)
on the Layout tab, leave Orientation as Portrait (seems odd, I know).
click OK, click OK, click Finish.
- Check the Page Setup and make sure it uses the new .pc3 file.
set Drawing Orientation to Landscape.
I think the old .pc3 broke because something changed in the Adobe Plotter setup. There never was any large format paper sizes available until now. Before, I had to make a custom D-size format.
Also, migrating settings during Autocad install might have added to the issue (as mentioned in another post above). Didn't feel like going to the trouble of undoing that. But other users here did not migrate and they are not having plotting issues.
Hope this helps.
Ok, using the "potrait" setting at least get's the PDF made without chopping off part of it. Now, is there any way to have the PDF auto rotate 90 degrees counter clockwise so that it opens up in a landscape view as it did in previous versions. When you have 400+ drawings files made into PDF's and the client does not want to rotate each one to view them in landscape this will become a problem too.
Yeah, I hear ya. That is a stinker. It seems that plotting one-at-a-time comes out in landscape, but using batchplot comes out in portrait. Is that what you are seeing?
I have not tried a batch plot but the individual ones are coming out potrait and not landscape for me. I did not try the batch because i figured they all would be. I guess that is the next step and see how they come out.
I'm having the same issues with plotting and I'm trying to create a new pc3 file following instructions in the help menu.
When I click on "Manage Plotters", windows explorer opens the folder where our pc3 files are located. I don't see Add-a-Plotter Wizard shortcut icon???
Any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong? I've never created a pc3 file from scratch.
Not sure why the icon is not there, but it is only a shortcut to this file:
C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2013\addplwiz.exe
Double-click addplwiz.exe and you should be good to go.