AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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Registered: ‎05-24-2011
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Lost plot style manager

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02-13-2013 06:52 PM

Hi folks


This morning I had a FATAL ERROR,  nothing unusual about that as this often happens when closing files.


This time it happened when I was updateing a BoM.


Reboot was OK. All seemed OK and all I lost was a few devices on a drawing.


Later I came to print and discovered I have lost the "plot style manager" in the "format" ribbon menue.


I knew this as ACE reported that there was a problem witht the printer.


How do I get it back?  (the plot style manager)


I have lost the .pc3 file for the printer and I can't recreate it.   ACAD reports that i am writing to and illegal file.


I use CutePDF to create my PDF files and I have also lost the .pc3 file.


These two .pcs files are usually in the printer menue of ACE where I select which printer I wish to print from.


I can print previously save PDF drawings correctly.


Hope some one can steer me in the righ direction.


Cheers  John Quigley



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Registered: ‎02-25-2010
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Re: Lost plot style manager

02-22-2013 08:15 AM in reply to: johnq

This is an interesting issue...


Have you lost the ability to invoke the plot manager from the big "A" as well?

(Big "A" > Print > Manage plotters)


Can you check in the CUI to see if you still have ACAD as a partial load in your ACADE workspace.

(Look for ACAD in the Partial Customization Files expandable tree)


I have seen this before in an older version of the product (ACADE 2007), it would lose the partial file that allowed Regular AutoCAD commands to run. (usually on a fatal crash during startup).


Try reloading the partial file. 


Let me know,


James Alger


219 Posts
5 Kudos
Registered: ‎05-24-2011
Post 3 of 3

Re: Lost plot style manager

02-24-2013 02:17 PM in reply to: algerj

Hi James


Thanks againg for your time to reply to my questions.


I have been partially stupid.   The Plot style manager is greyed out when I look for it under the Format button.


I forgot to look for it under the file botton.


My other problems have been solved with the reload.


Cheers  jq

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