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  1. Hello, Architect on our project sends me ArchiCAD files in .dwg thinking they will work, and I am using Clipboard to Copy with base point, to move into my AutoCAD LT 2015 program file for the Client. Here, my layout 2 and 3 are pre-set to print to my Ricoh 2500 afico printer (11x17) and to my HP Designjet 500 42" plotter. I am not versed in layers, nor in printer driver set up - the layout pages, viewports, paperspace were all set up for me by someone else. Printing is great from my software, and seems to accept cut and paste from other .dwg drawings I've recieved. Looking for someone who can adjust or "reset" the imported drawings to print correctly. Even printing to AdobePDF is not showing all the linetype/weights correctly. thanks! Brad
  2. I am trying to create a pdf file from a dwg file, using DWG True View 2013. I am NOT a CAD user, so all of the terms are new to me. I read that sometimes it's better to convert the DWG to DWF first and then convert it to PDF. So, I tried 'export' to DWF after trying 'export' to PDF. In both cases, after pressing SAVE, I tried to find the new file and couldn't. Basically, I am trying to print out a DWG file (that is in color), so when I print the DWG directly, you can't see the lines very well. That's why I'm trying to convert it to a pdf first. What am I doing wrong?
  3. Once upon a time, in 2005, a basic map of our local communitty college was created as an AutoCAD drawing. The map included buildings, sidewalks and parking areas. As a student in 2010 I made copies of this map, did some surveying of planting beds and added the results to the 2005 on 2010 CAD. I have my 2010 drawings on an older computer. I was not able to view the drawings because 2010 expired. Rather than renew the older version I bought a new computer and acquired AutoCAD 2015. Then copy/paste the folders contents to new computer where I could finally open them and view them........ ........but I cannot print them. Is it because the original map is too old? I get Proxy information which says.....contains custom object created by unavailable Object ARX application. Missing Application : Aec Civil Cogo. Should I be more specific with my copy request when transfering files from old to new computer? Or could it please be something simple like.....unlock something so you can print. I have a fun project ahead of me but before I can start I need to know if I have to start from the beginning of time....or can I add more detail to an existing project. My immediate goal is to reclaim the 2015 map to print and add more details to it.
  4. Hello, This is my first drawing in autocad in many years. I actually managed to put the drawing together nicely in model space. i left the scale at 1:1 here. I then created a layout in paperspace. The page set up is also at 1:1. I created a view port and double clicked inside it, here I set the scale to 1" = 1'. I added all my dimensions. Everything looks great until I try to print. A lot of the dimensions don't seem to quite line up. I checked the print with a ruler and it seems the dimensions are correct but the drawing is off, I'm talking 1/32". I tried exporting to PDF and I get the same result. I've double checked all the problem dimensions and they are snapped to appropriate points. I also read a suggestion to move every element of the layout well within the border of the page which also hasn't helped. I also checked that the print settings did not include "scale to fit". I'm feeling guilty wasting so much company time on this issue but I need a solution before we can send these drawings to the factory. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!! Gustav Bed 06.30.14.dwg
  5. Hello, I'm using Autocad LT2012 and I have a problem with the "print to PDF" from the Sheet Set Manager. The layouts are all set to "publish to a plotter" with the Layout option (not Window, Extent, etc.). When I send the print to the plotter from the SSM, they print fine. If I send them to PDF, they are printed slightly off and one side is cut out. I have tried on one of the layouts to change the plotting device from our plotter to "DWG to PDF" and indeed the drawing results to be slightly off, because the plotting area shifts. So, I guess this is the problem. I have checked many forums and different solutions. One solution is to use Window or Extent as plotting area with Centred option on, so to avoid any cut due to shifts of the layout. I have two questions: 1. Is there any way to work around this problem keeping the Layout plotting area option? 2. If there is not, how can I now change more than fifty layouts, that are now set on Layout, to Extent or Window, without having to go through them all one by one? (I tried the override option, but it really doesn't work as layouts are printed with different ctb and it keeps printing off, anyway) Thank you, Duccio
  6. Hey All, first time post here, I have an issue that drives me insane. When I print a layout with a PDF or an image in the viewport, the print job size inflates to some ridiculous size that is much larger than my referenced PDF/bmp/jpeg. For example, today I tried to print an 11x17 color layout with a google map aerial in the viewport. The referenced map, inserted as a jpeg using the xref manager, was approximately 500k in size. However, when I printed the layout, the print job inflated to 52MB, and would have taken almost 10 minutes to load at the printer. When I unload the image through the xref manager, the print job completes immediately, so I know its the image causing the issue. Does anybody have a solution, or have heard of this? Other Civil 3D users on my network do not have this inflation issue. This problem kills me when I have deadlines to meet and plans to print! Thanks everyone.
  7. I've edited the plot style table in the past to do things such as change yellow to print black. I've also successfully used it to select monochrome to print B&W. Currently it's not working. I can select a different plot style, apply it and see it look correct in paperspace. However, when I preview or print it, I still get yellow, printing yellow or if I try monochrome, it will still print in color. I make sure to click apply to layout and I've also tried restarting ACAD and neither seems to help. I've also tried using the page setup manager and it still prints differently than what I select. Is there some other variable I can turn on or off that I am not aware of?
  8. Sometimes when I import an image (such as a TIFF or pdf) and draw over top of it, when I print the stuff that I've drawn shifts. It will look fine on the screen and in print preview but shifts when printed. Any ideas how to fix this? Thanks RussL
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