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Notsober

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Re: plotstyle.ctb "problem"
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2008, 12:44:23 PM »
Are you sure all computers are using the same PC3 file?  (You really should be using STB.....) :lmao: Sorry MP...I had to.

you lost me.

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Josh Nieman

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Re: plotstyle.ctb "problem"
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2008, 12:49:55 PM »
 :-D

ronjonp

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Re: plotstyle.ctb "problem"
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2008, 12:50:35 PM »
I was being serious (mostly). What PC3 file is being used?

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Josh Nieman

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Re: plotstyle.ctb "problem"
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2008, 01:00:43 PM »
Also check to make sure you're all using the same driver.  Just this morning I had a user who couldn't print to the extent of the sheet that the rest of us could... his effective printing area was smaller than ours... somehow he had a different plotter driver.

Start > Printers/Fax > (Plotter Name)

That'll pop up a window about the plotter.  On the "Advanced" tab, most likely (probably varies brand to brand) you can see the name of the driver.  Check to ensure that driver is identical to the other users' drivers.


Notsober

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Re: plotstyle.ctb "problem"
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2008, 01:09:25 PM »
everything seems to be exactly the same on all 4 machines!! even the plotter driver.

Notsober

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Re: plotstyle.ctb "problem"
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2008, 02:29:40 PM »
bah humbug!

my engineer is gettin frustrated with me, now he thinks I did something to *cause* this!

I didn't change squat!  :x

next, they want to try to re-install my AutoCAD to see if that will fix the "problem". This isn't necessary, is it??

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Re: plotstyle.ctb "problem"
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2008, 02:37:43 PM »
No, but it doesnt hurt.  I would copy all the "plotting files" from another machine first
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M-dub

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Re: plotstyle.ctb "problem"
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2008, 02:38:56 PM »
What about print quality in the printing preferences?  Are you sure it has anything to do with AutoCAD?

Try printing a photo from all four machines from ... the same program on each.

Notsober

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Re: plotstyle.ctb "problem"
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2008, 02:50:11 PM »
What about print quality in the printing preferences?  Are you sure it has anything to do with AutoCAD?

Try printing a photo from all four machines from ... the same program on each.

no avail... printing preferences are all the same too.

we plotted a pdf scanned dwg, all plotted the same. Just .dwg's are different. Mine is the only one that's different. (I honestly think that mine reads better, but my opinion doesn't matter in this office...)

M-dub

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Re: plotstyle.ctb "problem"
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2008, 02:54:44 PM »
What about if you print to a different printer or to a PDF?

Notsober

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Re: plotstyle.ctb "problem"
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2008, 03:04:26 PM »
plotted to a different printer. same outcome.

plotted using 'Windows Default System Printer.pc3' - again, same outcome.

:doa:


M-dub

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Re: plotstyle.ctb "problem"
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2008, 03:04:55 PM »
Don't know, dude... Sorry.

Josh Nieman

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Re: plotstyle.ctb "problem"
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2008, 03:13:02 PM »
Well it seems obvious that it's something in Autocad... but I'm exhausted of possibilities too.

Run me through your plotting setup, if you will.

Do you use Page Setups?
PC3's (or other variant) or standard windows plotter driver?
What about your plot style file?  CTB/STB, and where are they located (meaning, local or network?)

Check the default settings for all your regular plot window stuff... shade plot, quality, all plot options, blah blah blah...

that's about all I can think of atm.

Notsober

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Re: plotstyle.ctb "problem"
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2008, 05:13:36 PM »
we don't use page setups.

we don't typically use pc3's either. basically just the standard windows plotter driver.

we use what we call C_S_A.ctb, copied from the server directly to each HD to C:\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2004\R16.0\enu\Plot Styles

I reset all the default settings on at least 2 of the machines. Plotted 3 different dwgs, same outcome.

I'm not doubting that reinstalling ACAD will solve the problem, but at this point, I'm not hopeful either.