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einvalidinput : SetPlotConfigurationName

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10-31-2013 01:39 AM
Thank you.
A command aborts it in eInvalidInput when I set device name in GetPlotDeviceList() of PlotSettingsValidator in SetPlotConfigurationName.
Please teach a cause or measures.
Thanking you in advance.
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Re: einvalidinput : SetPlotConfigurationName

10-31-2013 08:55 AM in reply to: NKCAUTOCAD01



Do you have a sample code? You can't set plot device name using GetPlotDeviceList, you have to use SetPlotConfigurationName method from the plot validator like that:


acPlSetVdr.SetPlotConfigurationName(acPlSet, PlotSettingsToUse.PlotConfigurationName, strCanonicalMediaName)


where acPlSet is the plotsettings object copy from the PlotSettingsToUse object.


Before you have to be sure that the plotconfigurationname exist and the CanonicalMediaName too.









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Re: einvalidinput : SetPlotConfigurationName

10-31-2013 09:18 AM in reply to: NKCAUTOCAD01



Plotting is a complex task, many things can go wrong: paper size, plotting device, pc hardware, etc, add a very poor documentation and you got the figure. I would try first with the examples in the Kean's blog, like this:Plot a Window , for example check out the comment on the window definition and the order to code it. Show your code, platform, etc. as it's very hard to guess what can be wrong.


Gaston Nunez

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Re: einvalidinput : SetPlotConfigurationName

11-01-2013 01:45 AM in reply to: gasty1001
Thank you.
I am sorry with lack of information to ask you a question.

    ' Changes the plot settings for a layout directly
    Public Sub ChangeLayoutPlotSettings()
        ' Get the current document and database, and start a transaction
        Dim acDoc As Document = Application.DocumentManager.MdiActiveDocument
        Dim acCurDb As Database = acDoc.Database

        Using acTrans As Transaction = acCurDb.TransactionManager.StartTransaction()
            ' Reference the Layout Manager
            Dim acLayoutMgr As LayoutManager = LayoutManager.Current

            ' Get the current layout and output its name in the Command Line window
            Dim acLayout As Layout = _
                acTrans.GetObject(acLayoutMgr.GetLayoutId(acLayoutMgr.CurrentLayout), OpenMode.ForRead)

            ' Output the name of the current layout and its device
            acDoc.Editor.WriteMessage(vbLf & "Current layout: " & acLayout.LayoutName)

            acDoc.Editor.WriteMessage(vbLf & "Current device name: " & acLayout.PlotConfigurationName)

            ' Get a copy of the PlotSettings from the layout
            Using acPlSet As PlotSettings = New PlotSettings(acLayout.ModelType)

                ' Update the PlotConfigurationName property of the PlotSettings object
                Dim acPlSetVdr As PlotSettingsValidator = PlotSettingsValidator.Current
                acPlSetVdr.SetPlotConfigurationName(acPlSet, "DWG To PDF.pc3", "ANSI_B_(11.00_x_17.00_Inches)")

                acPlSetVdr.SetPlotConfigurationName(acPlSet, "DocuPrint 3100", "A3 (297x420mm)")

                ' Zoom to show the whole paper
                acPlSetVdr.SetZoomToPaperOnUpdate(acPlSet, True)

                ' Update the layout
            End Using

            ' Output the name of the new device assigned to the layout
            acDoc.Editor.WriteMessage(vbLf & "New device name: " & acLayout.PlotConfigurationName)

            ' Save the new objects to the database
        End Using

        ' Update the display
    End Sub


acPlSetVdr.SetPlotConfigurationName(acPlSet, "DWG To PDF.pc3", "ANSI_B_(11.00_x_17.00_Inches) ")
Then I do not have any problem,
Of print environment using in us
acPlSetVdr.SetPlotConfigurationName(acPlSet, "DocuPrint 3100 ", "A3 (297x420mm) ")
When I carry out
By einvalidinput error, a command is terminated abnormally.

When I carry this out,
Current device name: DocuPrint 3100 
Because I appear, must be a Device name.

Please teach a cause, measures.
Thanking you in advance.

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Re: einvalidinput : SetPlotConfigurationName

11-04-2013 02:34 AM in reply to: NKCAUTOCAD01



Please run this Kean's code, and you will see correct plot device names and cannonical media names of your system.

Maybe you mistyped some of this two names in your code.



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