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2nd Jun 2009, 08:57 pm
My plotter (HP600) is capable of 36"w x inf. When I plot a 24x36 the preview is correct,but it prints it out 24w x 36 so I am waistn' paper and have to trim....if I change from landscape to port. the preview is off of my paperspace. What do I need to change?
2nd Jun 2009, 11:06 pm
Just a guess but did you try to make a testplot with a slightly smaller drawing. It could be that your drawing is to large (could just be by a tiny bit) which causes the plotter to plot your Drawing the way it does in order to plot it completely.
Let us know how it goes
2nd Jun 2009, 11:14 pm
Are you plotting from model space or paper space?
Are you plotting to a particular scale like 1/4"=1' or 1:1?
Have you tried checking off the box for centering the drawing on the paper?
Have you tried, just as a test, plotting "to fit"?
3rd Jun 2009, 08:39 am
Make sure your paper size / roll size is set to 36" wide, also check if you have to AutoRotate to save paper option on your plotter.
3rd Jun 2009, 10:55 am
What page size are you selecting? Is it Arch D?
What do you select under the heading Plot Area - What to plot? Display, Limits or Window?
Do you specify a plot offset for X and Y? If so, what settings do you use?
We are running a HP DesignJet 500+ (24" width paper).
7th Jun 2009, 05:00 pm
I know that HP and other plotter software drivers come up with a Normal is upright like they use in Graphic softwares. Make sure the landscape option is hit instead of the Portrait like Windows will set it for you.
I also make up a whole new XREF file for rotated drawings. I call it PLOT.dwg. Just Xref in the originally intended drawing, rotate it 90 degrees and hit PLOT then. Ignors the the whole Landscape versus Portrait issue.
8th Jun 2009, 01:35 pm
I changed the title for you as I don't think when people search for an answer to this problem they will find this post as you had named it "WHY OH WHY does my plotter crap out on me?"
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