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Ben Brookes
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How to change plot device on multiple layout tabs?

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09-29-2006 01:21 AM
Hi I'm pretty new to Autocad and was wondering if it is possible to change the plotter on many sheet layouts at the same time.
I have a drawing with 42 layout tabs, and have moved offices and so have a new plotter. I cannot seem to change the plot device on multiple tabs even though my new plotter is the same as the old one only with a different network name. I can go through and change them one at a time but there must be a easier way


Thanks ...BEN...
*R.K. McSwain
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Re: How to change plot device on multiple layout tabs?

09-29-2006 04:13 AM in reply to: Ben Brookes
Ben Brookes said the following On 9/29/2006 3:21 AM:
> Hi I'm pretty new to Autocad and was wondering if it is possible to change the plotter on many sheet layouts at the same time.
> I have a drawing with 42 layout tabs, and have moved offices and so have a new plotter. I cannot seem to change the plot device on multiple tabs even though my new plotter is the same as the old one only with a different network name. I can go through and change them one at a time but there must be a easier way
>
>
> Thanks ...BEN...

You can do it with a bit of lisp code.

(vlax-for x
(vla-get-Layouts
(vla-get-ActiveDocument
(vlax-get-acad-object)
)
)
(vla-put-ConfigName x "Adobe PDF")
)

Replace "Adobe PDF" with the name of your printer or PC3 file.


--
R.K. McSwain
http://rkmcswain.blogspot.com
*Joe Bouza
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Re: How to change plot device on multiple layout tabs?

09-29-2006 05:43 AM in reply to: Ben Brookes
Hi Ben

PUBLISH; will allow you to select overiding pagesetups per layout. So, have
one for each ploter and you in like Flint.

Joe

"R.K. McSwain" wrote in message
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Ben Brookes said the following On 9/29/2006 3:21 AM:
> Hi I'm pretty new to Autocad and was wondering if it is possible to change
> the plotter on many sheet layouts at the same time.
> I have a drawing with 42 layout tabs, and have moved offices and so have a
> new plotter. I cannot seem to change the plot device on multiple tabs even
> though my new plotter is the same as the old one only with a different
> network name. I can go through and change them one at a time but there
> must be a easier way
>
>
> Thanks ...BEN...

You can do it with a bit of lisp code.

(vlax-for x
(vla-get-Layouts
(vla-get-ActiveDocument
(vlax-get-acad-object)
)
)
(vla-put-ConfigName x "Adobe PDF")
)

Replace "Adobe PDF" with the name of your printer or PC3 file.


--
R.K. McSwain
http://rkmcswain.blogspot.com
*Shawn Smith
Message 4 of 4 (1,353 Views)

Re: How to change plot device on multiple layout tabs?

09-29-2006 07:34 AM in reply to: Ben Brookes
Ben,

I use this little lisp. Somebody (Jason maybe?) posted it on these NGs
a while back, I tried to find the post, but couldn't. So here it is.

Use appload to load it and 'psetup' to run it. It will let you type in
a predefined plot setup and apply to all layouts. It works great.

Shawn

Ben Brookes wrote:
> Hi I'm pretty new to Autocad and was wondering if it is possible to change the plotter on many sheet layouts at the same time.
> I have a drawing with 42 layout tabs, and have moved offices and so have a new plotter. I cannot seem to change the plot device on multiple tabs even though my new plotter is the same as the old one only with a different network name. I can go through and change them one at a time but there must be a easier way
>
>
> Thanks ...BEN...
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