in reply to GrzesiekGP
W'll use dwg to pdf.pc3 all the time and don't see any problems regarding the quality, but be aware to use the AutoCAD 2010 and higher version.
The PDF's created by this PC3 is printed on small format printers like Nashuatec's (C2000, C3000 etc.) and on large format printers like Oce's TDS600, ColorWave 650 without any problem and good enough quality.
W'll also add and make (in)visible watermark's to these PDF's.
If you are a beginner -- as we all are/have been -- start with simple programs, like creating entities, selecting entities, get user input etc.
Then if you understand these things move on to the more advanced subjects like plotting.
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Hmm, so I don't know what's going on. Maybe I have something configured wrong?
Look at the picture - left image has been plotted width DWG To PDF.pc3 driver (AutoCAD 2007). And in my opinion is bad (quality).
Right picture is OK - plotted by any other PDF printer.
I tested DWG To PDF.pc3 from AC2014 - it's ok, but I need to support my old AC 2007 computers with good quality of PDF.
In older AutoCAD versions the only acceptable quality is only possible with virtual printer driver like PDF Creator.
Add custom papersizes (Forms) for non Oce printers using Windows Print Server Properties.
For Oce like printers add papersizes using AutoCAD PC3 files.
I was thinking about this too, but the problem is that I can't export Windows Print Server Properties and import them on other computers.
Entering almost 50 records is terrible
thanx SENL1362, I tried to do it in C # and it works just to save a format but not when I want to update my layout (for example if I take a dwg another user with different plot).
sure you can, export/import registry settings: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers
use reg.exe to avoid restrictions.
Be aware of the internal ID's of custom formats. They can change and make Named Plot Styles worthless for scripting purposes.
I can't send you a working C# sample other than the test samples posted before.
Currently w'll still use a VBA solution assigning NamedPlotStyles to Layout's.
All NamedPlotStyles are saved in separated DWG's sorted by plot location (and output type) which will be imported during initialisation of the drawing and assigned to each layout. And this is done again when the format of the layout need to be changed.