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sohaney
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Plot not centered despite "Center Plot" box checked...

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06-06-2001 11:58 PM
I am using 2000 LT, and plotting to an HP 350C (E/A0) plotter. I've been having my fair share of problems plotting, but this is really frustrating me. I've tried reinstalling the plotter in Windows (Printer Setup), I've tried using AutoCAD's Plotter Wizard, I've tried the PlotFix program from Autodesk, and I've tried downloading the latest and greatest drivers from HP's DesignJet website. What next?????

If anyone has any advice or suggestions, please email me at:

sohaney@aol.com
*Saadallah, Dean
Message 2 of 5 (636 Views)

Re: Plot not centered despite "Center Plot" box checked...

06-07-2001 03:06 AM in reply to: sohaney
First, make sure you have Plot Update patch installed for
LT2000.

 

Second, Center Plot only works if you are printing/plotting
from ModelSpace: it has no effect if you are printing from PaperSpace or while
in a viewport in PaperSpace. I also helps if the printed/plotted view actually
fits within the designated sheet when plotted.

Also, what are your settings for the plotter in the software,
and on the plotter itself?

 

If you are still having problems, post a sample of the file in
Customer Files discussion area for someone here to try.

 


 

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I
am using 2000 LT, and plotting to an HP 350C (E/A0) plotter. I've been having
my fair share of problems plotting, but this is really frustrating me. I've
tried reinstalling the plotter in Windows (Printer Setup), I've tried using
AutoCAD's Plotter Wizard, I've tried the PlotFix program from Autodesk, and
I've tried downloading the latest and greatest drivers from HP's DesignJet
website. What next?????

If anyone has any advice or suggestions, please email me at:

sohaney@aol.com

*Robbie
Message 3 of 5 (636 Views)

Re:

06-07-2001 03:43 AM in reply to: sohaney
Dean,

 

I print from paper space all the time, and "center plot" works
equally well in paper space as it does printing from model space. Is this just a
fluke on my system?

 

Rob Span


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First, make sure you have Plot Update patch installed for
LT2000.

 

Second, Center Plot only works if you are printing/plotting
from ModelSpace: it has no effect if you are printing from PaperSpace or while
in a viewport in PaperSpace. I also helps if the printed/plotted view actually
fits within the designated sheet when plotted.

Also, what are your settings for the plotter in the
software, and on the plotter itself?

 

If you are still having problems, post a sample of the file
in Customer Files discussion area for someone here to try.

 


 

--


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
I
am using 2000 LT, and plotting to an HP 350C (E/A0) plotter. I've been
having my fair share of problems plotting, but this is really frustrating
me. I've tried reinstalling the plotter in Windows (Printer Setup), I've
tried using AutoCAD's Plotter Wizard, I've tried the PlotFix program from
Autodesk, and I've tried downloading the latest and greatest drivers from
HP's DesignJet website. What next?????

If anyone has any advice or suggestions, please email me at:

sohaney@aol.com

*Saadallah, Dean
Message 4 of 5 (636 Views)

Re:

06-07-2001 11:12 AM in reply to: sohaney
Every 2000 product I have ever used (R2000, R2000i, LT2000,
Lt2000i, ADT2, ADT2i, ADT3) grays out the Center Plot selection
in Paper Space: so I guess your version is 'special', or I got
stuck with a lot of 'flukes'.

The whole point of PaperSpace is visible and detailed page layout
and control: unlike ModelSpace printing, even with Center Plot
option.

--
Dean Saadallah
www.pendean.com
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"Robbie" wrote in message
news:04CBC8985C08232493F533CC01EF375B@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Dean,
>
> I print from paper space all the time, and "center plot" works
equally well in paper space as it does printing from model space.
Is this just a fluke on my system?
>
> Rob Span
> "Dean Saadallah" wrote in message
news:8C5DE1AD084817619C899C0BFEFB67B0@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> First, make sure you have Plot Update patch installed for
LT2000.
>
> Second, Center Plot only works if you are printing/plotting
from ModelSpace: it has no effect if you are printing from
PaperSpace or while in a viewport in PaperSpace. I also helps if
the printed/plotted view actually fits within the designated
sheet when plotted.
> Also, what are your settings for the plotter in the software,
and on the plotter itself?
>
> If you are still having problems, post a sample of the file
in Customer Files discussion area for someone here to try.
>
>
> --
> Dean Saadallah
> www.pendean.com
>
> --
> "sohaney" wrote in message
news:f056e24.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I am using 2000 LT, and plotting to an HP 350C (E/A0)
plotter. I've been having my fair share of problems plotting, but
this is really frustrating me. I've tried reinstalling the
plotter in Windows (Printer Setup), I've tried using AutoCAD's
Plotter Wizard, I've tried the PlotFix program from Autodesk, and
I've tried downloading the latest and greatest drivers from HP's
DesignJet website. What next?????
> If anyone has any advice or suggestions, please email me
at:
>
> sohaney@aol.com
>
>
*Robbie
Message 5 of 5 (636 Views)

Re:

06-07-2001 09:37 PM in reply to: sohaney
That's weird, Dean. I wonder which one of us has the "proper" version. Just
to confirm -- I am talking about the PLOT OFFSET area in the PLOT dialogue
box. I am able to check the CENTER THE PLOT box whether I am in paper space
or model space. And all my plots are centred unless I uncheck this box. It
works for me. Can anyone else out there describe how their version of
AutoCAD LT2000 behaves?

Rob Span

"Dean Saadallah" wrote in message
news:smileyvery-happy:E050AA80CF17E217F78ACBC547A36F2@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Every 2000 product I have ever used (R2000, R2000i, LT2000,
> Lt2000i, ADT2, ADT2i, ADT3) grays out the Center Plot selection
> in Paper Space: so I guess your version is 'special', or I got
> stuck with a lot of 'flukes'.
>
> The whole point of PaperSpace is visible and detailed page layout
> and control: unlike ModelSpace printing, even with Center Plot
> option.
>
> --
> Dean Saadallah
> www.pendean.com
> ---
> "Robbie" wrote in message
> news:04CBC8985C08232493F533CC01EF375B@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Dean,
> >
> > I print from paper space all the time, and "center plot" works
> equally well in paper space as it does printing from model space.
> Is this just a fluke on my system?
> >
> > Rob Span
> > "Dean Saadallah" wrote in message
> news:8C5DE1AD084817619C899C0BFEFB67B0@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > First, make sure you have Plot Update patch installed for
> LT2000.
> >
> > Second, Center Plot only works if you are printing/plotting
> from ModelSpace: it has no effect if you are printing from
> PaperSpace or while in a viewport in PaperSpace. I also helps if
> the printed/plotted view actually fits within the designated
> sheet when plotted.
> > Also, what are your settings for the plotter in the software,
> and on the plotter itself?
> >
> > If you are still having problems, post a sample of the file
> in Customer Files discussion area for someone here to try.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Dean Saadallah
> > www.pendean.com
> >
> > --
> > "sohaney" wrote in message
> news:f056e24.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > I am using 2000 LT, and plotting to an HP 350C (E/A0)
> plotter. I've been having my fair share of problems plotting, but
> this is really frustrating me. I've tried reinstalling the
> plotter in Windows (Printer Setup), I've tried using AutoCAD's
> Plotter Wizard, I've tried the PlotFix program from Autodesk, and
> I've tried downloading the latest and greatest drivers from HP's
> DesignJet website. What next?????
> > If anyone has any advice or suggestions, please email me
> at:
> >
> > sohaney@aol.com
> >
> >
>
>
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