Final look at the Plot and Publish Tab. Specify Plot Offset Relative To Specifies whether the offset of the plot area is from the lower-left corner of the printable area or from the edge of the paper (PLOTOFFSET system variable).  Depending on your plotter you may have to fiddle with these setting. Printable Area Specifies [...]

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Next we move to General Plot Options on the Plot Publish Tab. The first option is to either leave the Paper Space size as set int he drawing or to set it to the plotter sizes.  I keep it as the Drawing defines it.  I may use the plot device if I get files from [...]

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CADDManager on April 19th, 2010

The Plotting and Publishing Tab comes next.  The AutoCAD 2010 Dialog box for this tab is exactly the same so I am now calling this series the 2011 Options Now we move into the area of Plotting and Publishing. Here you can set the default settings for new files, Plot to file settings, Auto Publish [...]

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CADDManager on April 19th, 2010

First we come to the Default plot setting for new drawings. You can set the default output device from the drop down list of available devices.  This really only effects drawing that have not been opened or saved in 2000 format and beyond.  This dialog will find any PCS files or setups found on your [...]

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CADDManager on April 19th, 2010

Background processing is how AutoCAD allows you to get back to work when you send off a plot. Without this setting, you may tie up your machine while it cranks away at your processing. Turn both of these on. There are two options here: Plotting – setting this one to on by checking the box [...]

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CADDManager on April 19th, 2010

More on Plotting and Publishing Plot and publish log file – turn it off – you most likely will never need this. If you did create a log it would include: Job ID Job name Sheet set name Category name Date and time started and completed Sheet name Full file path Selected layout name Page [...]

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CADDManager on April 19th, 2010

Closing out the left side of this dialog box brings us to Auto Publishing… Checking the Automatic Publish radio button will publish DWF or DWFx or PDF files upon your selected action.  So you can set AutoCAD to create DWF or PDF files when you save or close a file. This may be overkill for [...]

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CADDManager on April 17th, 2010

I had the pleasure to attend COFES 2010.  This event is always an opportunity to glimpse into the future. I have attended before and the event is going strong.  Well attended by industry representatives, software developers and User Group reps.  It is a grand collection of those who influence the software and industries that your [...]

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CADDManager on April 15th, 2010

Closing out the Open Tab… Demand loading continues with ObjectARX Application info: Here is the definitions from the AutoCAD Help files: Disable Load on Demand: Turns off demand-loading. Custom Object Detect: Demand-loads the source application when you open a drawing that contains custom objects. This setting does not demand-load the application when you invoke one [...]

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