We used a block which contains deisel expressions for our plot stamp. When we publish through the sheet set manager it shows a temp folder where the drawings are spooled to instead of the actual drawing saved path. We can fix this buy turning off background plotting when we publish, but I was wondering if there is a way to show the saved path instead of the spoolled path when publishing in the background.
Below is the expression found in our plot stamp block.
$(GETVAR, "dwgprefix")$(getvar, "dwgname")$(edtime, 0, M/DD/YYYY H:MM:SS AM/PM), $(getvar, loginname)
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"We used a block which contains deisel expressions for our plot stamp."
An alternative (untested by me, which might behave better) is to use FIELDs instead of some (or all) of those "deisel" expressions.
%<\AcVar Filename \f "%fn7">% = (GETVAR, "dwgprefix")$(getvar, "dwgname")
%<\AcVar Login>% [-or-] %<\AcVar LastSavedBy>% = (getvar, loginname)
And there are a few options for dates:
%<\AcVar Date \f "M/d/yyyy h:mm:ss tt">% = (edtime, 0, M/DD/YYYY H:MMS AM/PM)
%<\AcVar PlotDate \f "M/d/yyyy h:mm:ss tt">% = Plotted
%<\AcVar SaveDate \f "M/d/yyyy h:mm:ss tt">% = Last Saved
The fields worked great. I've tested it with one publish and it works flawlessly. I don't know why I never thought of that. I love coming to these forums.
The built in plot stamp feature does not really work well for all of our title blocks. In some it comes out great, in others it overlaps linework.
We also had intermittent "issues" with the built-in plot stamp. I was very pleased when FIELDs came along and made it possible to create an attractive, versatile, and easily manipulated plot stamp.
Glad I was able to help. (And thanks for the kudos.)