I am having the same problem with the "named page setup," and I have tried dgorsman's suggestions. The difference is that we are running AutoCAD as identical standalone versions on each computer, with the customization pushed from a master computer. We all read the same template from the server, so our page setups should be identical. However, the page setups act differently on each computer.
The "Printer Description File Search Path" and "Printer Configuration File Search Path" in Preferences are both set to the same local directory on each computer. To allow for the "duality" discussed by dgorsman, the PC3 file for the master computer in the PC3 "Plotter Configuration Editor" is set to the same directory as the configuration file, and I selected the "Save PMP" button. The "Plotter Configuration Editor" shows that the new PMP file matches the same local directory listed in Preferences.
To push the configuration onto other machines around the office, I copied the PC3 and PMP files to the same local directories on each individual computer and I verified that the search paths in Preferences matches. In the PC3 "Plotter Configuration Editor" I verified that the path matches the AutoCAD Preferences search path. Still the problem continues, and surprisingly each page setup acts differently on each computer.
1. What am I doing wrong?
2. Is there still a "duality" problem, where the PC3 and AutoCAD configuration settings are looking for the PMP in different locations?
3. Are the PMP files necessary? If a PC3 file does not use customized settings, is the PMP file used? Most of the PMP files on my computer are very old.
4. Do I need a separate PMP file for each different PC3 file? For example, it looks like Adobe PDR writer created a PMP file on my computer.
5. Did Ziko30 ever find a solution to this problem?