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Miguel
Posts: 346
Registered: ‎11-20-2003
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title block margins

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11-13-2000 03:34 PM
How do you all maintain a standard title block margin across multiple plotters?
Same size but different machines with different printable areas...

Miguel
*Furman, Paul
Message 2 of 8 (212 Views)

Re: title block margins

11-13-2000 08:24 PM in reply to: Miguel
Yuck. No easy way that I know of. I wish the 0,0
origin in layouts was the edge of the paper not
the edge of the printable area.

Miguel wrote:

> How do you all maintain a standard title block
> margin across multiple plotters?
> Same size but different machines with different
> printable areas...
>
> Miguel
*remg
Message 3 of 8 (212 Views)

Re:

11-14-2000 02:32 AM in reply to: Miguel
Paul,

The edge of the paper is 0,0 on some printers. At least on the ones I have
used. Currently I am using an OCE 9300 and the plot to paper matches my
paper space setup. Miguel, as far as plotting to multiple plotters try plot
centering. You may have to reset your border to work on all the plotters. As
there are many plotters whose printerble area is not the same.

Bob

"Paul Furman" wrote in message
news:3A10BE93.F24CFD82@edgehill.net...
> Yuck. No easy way that I know of. I wish the 0,0
> origin in layouts was the edge of the paper not
> the edge of the printable area.
>
> Miguel wrote:
>
> > How do you all maintain a standard title block
> > margin across multiple plotters?
> > Same size but different machines with different
> > printable areas...
> >
> > Miguel
>
Distinguished Contributor
Miguel
Posts: 346
Registered: ‎11-20-2003
Message 4 of 8 (212 Views)

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11-14-2000 07:48 AM in reply to: Miguel
Thanks,

yuck is right, I have three plotters (offices) AND consultants.
I dont think this is going to work because the dwgs have to be worked on in different
offices.

hmmm maybe we should all get the same plotter!!!

I will let you all know what I come up with.

Miguel
*Furman, Paul
Message 5 of 8 (212 Views)

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11-14-2000 08:49 AM in reply to: Miguel
Centering sounds like it might work if you use
tick marks or something to set the smallest
printable area of all the plotters???

Miguel wrote:

> Thanks,
>
> I will let you all know what I come up with.
*Pfaff, Brad
Message 6 of 8 (212 Views)

Re:

11-14-2000 09:52 AM in reply to: Miguel
Be wary of the "ease" of center the plot. We use an HP 5000N and on
certain borders if you check center the plot it will cut off two
borders, but if the box is unchecked, it prints fine ?!?!? Maybe an
isolated case, but just double check first.

Brad Pfaff
CAD Administrator
A&B Plastics, Inc.

Paul Furman wrote:

> Centering sounds like it might work if you use
> tick marks or something to set the smallest
> printable area of all the plotters???
>
> Miguel wrote:
>
> > Thanks,
> >
> > I will let you all know what I come up with.
*Price, Gordon
Message 7 of 8 (212 Views)

Re: title block margins

11-16-2000 02:48 PM in reply to: Miguel
 


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
How
do you all maintain a standard title block margin across multiple plotters?

Same size but different machines with different printable areas...

Miguel


Standardize on the plotter with the smallest plottable area, then
setup each plotter config with X&Y offsets to place the smaller "plot area"
correctly on the sheet. I would be currious to know which manufacturer uses the
largest margins. Then a "standard" border could be developed to work on any
plotter at all.

 

Regards,

Gordon

*remg
Message 8 of 8 (212 Views)

Re:

11-16-2000 04:56 PM in reply to: Miguel
Well since there are so many plotters involved maybe we should take some
out, line them up and shoot them. It stinks when you have so many to account
for.

"Brad Pfaff" wrote in message
news:3A117BC6.468B15C0@abplastics.com...
> Be wary of the "ease" of center the plot. We use an HP 5000N and on
> certain borders if you check center the plot it will cut off two
> borders, but if the box is unchecked, it prints fine ?!?!? Maybe an
> isolated case, but just double check first.
>
> Brad Pfaff
> CAD Administrator
> A&B Plastics, Inc.
>
> Paul Furman wrote:
>
> > Centering sounds like it might work if you use
> > tick marks or something to set the smallest
> > printable area of all the plotters???
> >
> > Miguel wrote:
> >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > I will let you all know what I come up with.
>
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