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jacksor1
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2013 LT printers

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04-04-2012 05:57 AM

I am trying this package and am having problems with printers. The package only sees the system printers consequently I am unable to make plots larger than the paper sizes they support (Tabloid). The windows version I have used (2011 LT) had drivers for DWG to PDF, DWG to DWF etc. which allowed me to select large sheet sizes in the layouts. I know that I can print to PDf using the Mac system but the largest paper size is limited to the installed system printers limitations.

 

Macbook Pro running Lion.

 

Am I missing something ?

 

I also posted this on the Autocad LT forum.

Hi,

 

In Edit page setup dialog (you can call it from Layout or Model) open Paper Size drop-down list, at the bottom of the list select "Manage custom sizes", click on "+" and select New or Select from list:

 

Screen shot 2012-04-04 at 17.09.01.png

 

Edit the name of paper size (if you need), non-printable area, etc.

Click OK, your new paper will show in paper sizes list.

 

HTH

Maxim

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maxim_k
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Re: 2013 LT printers

04-04-2012 06:14 AM in reply to: jacksor1

Hi,

 

In Edit page setup dialog (you can call it from Layout or Model) open Paper Size drop-down list, at the bottom of the list select "Manage custom sizes", click on "+" and select New or Select from list:

 

Screen shot 2012-04-04 at 17.09.01.png

 

Edit the name of paper size (if you need), non-printable area, etc.

Click OK, your new paper will show in paper sizes list.

 

HTH

Maxim

Architect
MARSS

MacACAD | MARSS


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jacksor1
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Re: 2013 LT printers

04-04-2012 06:46 AM in reply to: maxim_k

Thanks that will work.

 

I must admit I was hoping someone would just say go "here" for the missing printer drivers and have it all done for me, guess I need to open up my windows version and copy down all the sheet sizes and printable area settings.

 

 

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mzarchs
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Registered: ‎01-08-2013
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Re: 2013 LT printers

01-08-2013 11:16 AM in reply to: maxim_k

I have the same problem and worked around to the same solution.  However, the preview of the PDF is always upside down.  Does anyone have any suggestion?

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jmartinarch
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Re: 2013 LT printers

01-09-2013 09:16 AM in reply to: mzarchs

I don't have  a work around for the upside down pdf, but I am curious about your results with pdf.

Besides being upside down, is the  quality good?  Have you experienced any random cropping?

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mzarchs
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Re: 2013 LT printers

01-09-2013 10:31 AM in reply to: jacksor1

This only my second day on LT 2013 for Mac so I haven't a long history.  So far the PDFs seem complete once the orientation of the page is correctly established.

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maxim_k
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Re: 2013 LT printers

01-09-2013 10:43 AM in reply to: mzarchs

Hi,

 

Have you tried to play with this option in Page Setup dialog:

 

Снимок экрана 2013-01-09 в 22.41.21.png

 

Maxim

Architect
MARSS

MacACAD | MARSS


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mzarchs
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Re: 2013 LT printers

01-09-2013 01:00 PM in reply to: maxim_k

Thanks.  I didn't see that the Page Setup Manager has a second half to the right that could be expanded.  Why hide it to begin with?  Thanks again.

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