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cadmando2
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We have over 45 different clients and each client plot settings are different!

Mostly plot to 34x22, but for check prints 11x17 with two different CTB files.

I know you can save plot setting to “Apply to Layout”.

I was just wanting lisp routine or script to do a “Final plot” and “Check print” with its plot setting!

Each Client we have created DWT with plot setting!

I am looking add two different Final and check prints to menu!

Anyone have any suggestions?

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I use a lisp to plot so would just have 2 versions final & check with the values preset, can be one lisp just ask which you want. No need to "apply to layout"

 

We had

Plotmono 11x17

Plotcolor 11x17

Plotcolor 34x22

Plotpdf 11x17 by range

Plottiff

 

There are plenty of plot lisp out there.

 

For you would need a select client from list or does your title block have client name ? I ask this as have done something similar for a mix of page sizes and orientation auto plotting.

 

(cond 
((=  blkname "DATABLOCK_A1_V4" )(setq sc "1=1" psize "ISO full bleed A1 (594.00 x 841.00 MM)" ll "-6,-6" ur "837,590" orien "Landscape"))
((=  blkname "DATABLOCK_A1PORT_V4" )(setq sc "1=1" psize "ISO full bleed A1 (594.00 x 841.00 MM)" ll "-6,-6" ur "577,823" orien "Portrait"))
((=  blkname "DATABLOCK_A2PORT_V4")(setq sc "1=1" psize "ISO full bleed A2 (420.00 x 594.00 MM)" ll "-6,-6" ur "416,591" orien "Portrait"))
((=  blkname "DATABLOCK_A3PORT_V4")(setq sc "1=1" psize "ISO expand A3 (297.00 x 420.00 MM)" ll "-3,-3" ur "280.4,403.5" orien "Portrait"))
((=  blkname "DATABLOCK_A4PORT_V4")(setq sc "1=1" psize "ISO full bleed A4 (210.00 x 297.00 MM)" ll "-6,-6" ur "206,293" orien "Portrait"))
((= blkname "DATABLOCK_A1_V4")(setq sc "1=1" psize "ISO full bleed A1 (841.00 x 594.00 MM)" ll "-6,-6" ur "837,590" orien "Landscape"))
((= blkname "DATABLOCK_A2_V4")(setq sc "1=1" psize "ISO full bleed A2 (594.00 x 420.00 MM)" ll "-6,-6" ur "590,416" orien "Landscape"))
((= blkname "DATABLOCK_A3_V4")(setq sc "1=1" psize "ISO full bleed A3 (420.00 x 297.00 MM)" ll "-6,-6" ur "406.5,283.4" orien "Landscape"))
((= blkname "DATABLOCK_A4_V4")(setq sc "1=1" psize "ISO full bleed A4 (297.00 x 210.00 MM)" ll "-6,-6" ur "293,206" orien "Landscape"))
)

 

 

 

 

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Looks like you could do the plot selection using a DCL box, perhaps with radio buttons and stuff, if only there was something like that to copy and paste.....

 

I would do the the same as BigAl, have a plot LISP, set up the plot settings as variables in a condition block and then at the end of it all (command "Plot" ..... ). How you get the plot settings depends on how you work, so I might select the setting from the client and a drop down in a DCL or a command line entry ('PlotClient1A1' for example)

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Sometimes we use our Title Block, But the Client sometimes want there Title Block!

So it is different with each Client.

Thanks Bigal, I will give it a try when my work load it not so heavy.

I will keep you posted.

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