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Help!!!!! I have just switched over to 2014 and i cannot for the life of me get my batch plot to plot PDF's to a single file! Instead, it's printing all 37 layouts separate. I tried switching between multi-file & single file in the publish options, but nothing! I cannot remember what the trick is.....i know that it took me a while to perfect my settings the last time i set up a new version, but i am struggling to work it out now. I find the setting for batch plot not very user friendly at all....
Ok I can not seem to find anyone else having this issue anywhere on the net. I am currently setting up a sheet set within one file where the main layout out is an xref with desired information drawn over the xref. I will need to setup a total of 30 some sheets(tabs) with 3 viewports on each sheet(tab) Here is the main issue. I go to plot an individual sheet(tab) and everything comes out fine. The xref is set to color Gray( #8 ) with a screen of 60% and my overlay drawings shows up as the desired darker lines. However when I got to do a batch plot (publish/using same plot settings as an individual plot for all tabs) the lines and title block come out fine but my xref does not show up on any of the sheets. I have tried multiple printers and plotters and the same thing happens every time with this drawing. Anyone have an idea what I am doing wrong? the xref is on its own individual layer, nothing is set to "do not plot", nothing is on the defpoints layer. I am currently using AutoCAD MEP 2013. If you need any more information just let me know. Someone please help, I don't want to get to the end and have to sit and plot 30+ sheet individually every time someone makes a large change.
When I use batch plot to pdf file, i get a nice small pdf with layer information which is nice to have. The problem is this pdf when put in a folder that is a shared folder the other computer does not have permission to open or attach the file. In our office I do the drawing and printing of sheets, then my boss will take the files as needed for emails etc. The only work around is to get the pdf from autocad batch plot and plot it to our pdf printer (cutepdf). This seems like a unnecessary step if I could just remove the permission issue. It also doesn't look good for me, if my boss doesn't have permission to work with the files. Thanks - Phil AutoCAD 2011 LT - which is super unstable, but thats another post altogether.