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sweber
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pc3 file location

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01-09-2006 09:44 AM
I am getting ready to implement a new server at our office. All of the plotter configuration files are stored on the existing server that is getting replaced. Is there a way to migrate the existing pc3 files to the new server where the workstations will be able to access them and be directed to the proper plotter. Or is there a way to change the plotter that the pc3 file references so the path changes over to the new server?
*David Allen
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Re: pc3 file location

01-09-2006 05:21 PM in reply to: sweber
depends
If you can browse on the ports tab of the .pc3 file then yes you can.
But that is not always an option. Not sure why

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Dave

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I am getting ready to implement a new server at our office. All of the
plotter configuration files are stored on the existing server that is
getting replaced. Is there a way to migrate the existing pc3 files to the
new server where the workstations will be able to access them and be
directed to the proper plotter. Or is there a way to change the plotter
that the pc3 file references so the path changes over to the new server?
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cprettyman
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Message 3 of 5 (149 Views)

Re: pc3 file location

01-10-2006 06:35 AM in reply to: sweber
There are two questions here, and I am not sure which one you are asking.
1. Can I move my existing .pc3 files from one network location to another, and make autocad see them?
2. Can I change my existing .pc3 files to point to a new printer (same device, shared from a new server)

The answer to #1 is YES, in fact it's not terribly hard - pc3s are just files, copy them to a new location, and change the Printer Configuration Search Path in everyones profile.

The answer to number 2 is SOMETIMES. As David Allen notes, sometimes you can browse the ports, and redirect the .pc3 to a different device, sometimes you can't. I think the difference is a function of the specific printer driver you are using, but I've never spent the time really diagnosing this - building a new .pc3 is a simple task.
*kemp
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Re: pc3 file location

01-10-2006 01:37 PM in reply to: sweber
If I understand your question correctly you need to have mapped drives
(e.g. q:\cad\pc3\) and the new server has to have the exact same name as
the old server did and you shouldn't have any problems doing this.

sweber wrote:
> I am getting ready to implement a new server at our office. All of the plotter configuration files are stored on the existing server that is getting replaced. Is there a way to migrate the existing pc3 files to the new server where the workstations will be able to access them and be directed to the proper plotter. Or is there a way to change the plotter that the pc3 file references so the path changes over to the new server?
*Terry Drewes
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Re: pc3 file location

01-10-2006 09:29 PM in reply to: sweber
Mapped drives from OLD Server A, should be same as NEW Server B. For
example, we have K:\ drive on the file server, shared as D:\Kurtz, for
office and cad standards, and mapped in the login script as K:\

We put plotter styles into an KCADX6 directory of standards for the OS
(XP64), and other CAD standards into-- KCAD. Thus plotter styles reside
in K:\KCADX6\Plotters (also, another folder for DRV, for drivers). Then,
setup acad to path accordingly for plotting setups.


Ciao!
~Terry

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>I am getting ready to implement a new server at our office. All of the plotter configuration files are stored on the existing server that is getting replaced. Is there a way to migrate the existing pc3 files to the new server where the workstations will be able to access them and be directed to the proper plotter. Or is there a way to change the plotter that the pc3 file references so the path changes over to the new server?
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