AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Publish Sheet Name Is Missing Dwg Prefix

Oct 8, 2012

One workstation out of 50+/- when we publish, does not show the drawing prefix on the sheets in the "Sheet Name" list. The attached file shows a good list but that one computer is missing the prefix and if we're attempting to publish several drawings in model space, they would all have the same name so AutoCAD will not allow it because they would all have the same name . How do i get this drawing name prefix back?

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Settings For Sheet Set Manager Publish To PDF

Mar 29, 2012

In sheet set manager / publish / publish to PDF...

where does the program get the plot settings?

2013 Civil 3D

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Sheet Set Manager Palette Missing / Gone

Mar 20, 2012

I am working in Civil 3D 2011 and cannot call up my sheet set manager.  I have used it before but not recently. Here are the things I have tried.

1. Sheetset command in the commanline doesn't produce the palette and shows no error.

2. Opensheetset command in the command line brings up the dialog box to browse to my sheetset.  I select it and click open and there is no error but still does not display my sheetset manager.

3. Opened up my cui and made sure the sheet set is added to my work space, visible, and docked and still nothing.

4. Clicked the sheetset palette button on my view ribbon under the Palettes tab.

5. Restarted the computer.

Still haven't gotten the sheetset manager back. 

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Publish Command Won't Publish

May 9, 2013

Using AutoCAD 2013, myself and several other coworkers have encountered an error message when creating a pdf with the publish command. I attached a screen shot of it.

We never experienced this in earlier versions. It doesn't happen 100% of the time, but it has been recurring more in the past month. I have restarted the computer after receiving the message and then invoked the publish command after restart and it was successful. I'm not going to do this every time I publish, nor do I see the need to turn off background plotting. That just seems like a bandaid fix.

I even tried publishing with different page setups to determine if it would react differently to any page setup, but it doesn't. I attached a view of my publish window, as well.

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Publish To DWFx Plot Stamp Layer

Aug 29, 2011

When I publish a drawing as a multipage DWFx (or PDF for that matter) with "Include Layer Information" selected, the Plot Stamp (Simple Date/Time and Text) comes out but on different layers on different layouts.

First Layout : Plotstamp resides on Layer 0
Second Layout: Plotstamp resides on Layer 3P
Third Layout: EQPT-VC

Some general information:
Autodesk AutoCAD 2011 64bit
Autodesk DesignReview - 2012
Adobe Acrobat X Professional

Layer 0 Is thawed/plotable and on in all layouts, viewports all layers, viewports.  It has at least one entity per layout

Is there anyway to rectify this and still use the built-in Plot Stamp?

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Publish Vs Plot - Image Shifts And Border Cut Off

Aug 13, 2012

I have found that when I Publish, the drawing comes out shifted about 1/8" down and 1/8" left as compared to when I use Plot. Which of course is just enough to cut off the sheet border which is 1/2" from the paper edge. I am using the same Page Setup for both Publish and Plot, same drawing.

This is to an Oce TDS600, and it only happens with 15x21 paper size. All paper sizes are set to 0" border. Probably an Oce issue, but have any of you seen this before?

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Batch Plot To Printer Via Publish

Jun 28, 2012

Been attempting to batch plot numerous dwg files to a printer via publisher. Has been successful on 2010, however experiencing difficulties in 2012.

Method used
open dwg file
set page set up to that required
save down dwg
print>Batch plot
add rest of dwg files to be plotted
remove all layouts to retain only Model Space
Highlight all dwgs
Select page set up from currently open dwg file

Result - only active dwg prints

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Plot And Publish Log File

Aug 7, 2013

How to turn plot and publish log file off? (see attached pic)

I found out how to turn the one off under plot stamp settings, but I would like this box to be unchecked also and I want to do it automatically for all my users.


Civil3D 2014 SP1
Win 7 Professional - 64-bit
HP Z400
Xeon W3550 @ 3.07Ghz
24GB of RAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Output Name Of PDF After Publish

Feb 23, 2011

I have a problem with the file name of my pdf, after i publish drawings with DWG To PDF.pc3...I used to be: "the file name of dwg drawing"

" - "

"the name of the sheet"

--> in my case:

V10.350-05   +   -   +  A4
--> V10.350-05-A4.pdf

But now it becomes always i get the underscore back to a point?

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: PDF Publish Options Ignored

May 31, 2011

I am using Autocad 2010, and have upgraded to windows 7.  When I publish to pdf using Dwg to Pdf.pc3, my options (single-sheet file, do not include layers, etc.) are ignored and I always get multi-sheet files with layer information included regardless of what options I select. 

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Jul 30, 2013

I am trying to print of about 50 sheets of cross sections. When i go to an individual sheet and plot the pdf comes out fine, when i try to publish through sheet set, it put the table on top of the section view.

Additional Details

Both are creating the PDF with acroplot . I am using autocad Civil 3d 2013.

I have attached both PDF's.

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: DWG To PDF Batch Print To Single Sheet File

Sep 30, 2013

We just started in 2014 last week.  When we batch plot to PDF using the DWG to PDF driver we get multi-page files no matter which is selected in the Publish Options. Any way to allow single sheet PDF creation?

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Rtext Info Changes With PUBLISH Command

Dec 30, 2004

We use an in-house plotstamp (not the acad plotstamp) which uses rtext to show the file path and name. It works fine under all circumstances EXCEPT when we plot using the Publish command. The output from Publish shows the file path as the C:Documents and Settings... where the acad2005 software is installed instead of the correct network drive path where the dwg files are located.

Is there a secret setting somewhere that will keep Publish from changing the rtext? If we switch from rtext to fields, would that eliminate the problem?

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Publish Drawings To Canon IPF750

Dec 22, 2011

I am trying to publish a set of four drawings to a Canon ipf750.  I want to make two collated sets.  So far I can't get any plot at all.

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Feb 22, 2012

I'd like to start using the auto-publish feature in Autocad, however the options for the file location are pretty limited. I'd like to set it to something like the following:

../transmittals/current issue/

but the options I'm presented with is either an absolute location, or the drawing folder or subfolder.

Is there a sysvar or a registry setting I can tweak to make this behave to my liking?

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Publish In 2013 Doesn't Work?

Nov 21, 2013

I have C3D 2010, 2011, and 2013 installed on my pc.  I use the Publish command almost daily, and haven't had any serious issues with it when using 2010 or 2011.  But in 2013, when I publish it just sits on the same screen and never actually publishes.  I have tried turning off Publish in Background, I have checked that the printer support paths are the same as in 2010 and 2011, and I have tried Publish with different Page Setups. 

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Publish And Automatically Load All Open Drawings?

Sep 20, 2011

I don't remember ever using this checkbox on the Publish dialog box but today i want to and i can't figure out how to make it work. The help file ~seems~ to say that if i select this, the contents of all open documents (layouts and/or model space) are automatically loaded.... but they don't.

I know i can pick the Add Sheets button and manually select all the drawings i have open but doesn't that defeat the purpose of this checkbox?

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Publish Command Failing When Publishing To PDF 22x34

Feb 7, 2013

I am having trouble using the publish command when I set the plotter to a 22x34 sheet.  We are able to print to an actual plotter just fine at that size, but when we try and make a pdf set at that size, it just errors out.  

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Incomplete Graphical Content In PDFs Created Via Publish To PDF

Dec 20, 2011

The Publish to PDF option in the Sheetset Manager which I believe is using the native/built-in AutoCAD 2012 PDF driver is creating PDF's with incomplete and inconsistent graphical content.  See attached PDF examples wherein the PDF "...(CONTENT GOOD)" created via CutePDF Writer contains the desired output...

Note both PDFs were plotted with essentially the same plot settings, driver excepted...

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: PUBLISH - No Longer Asked About Saving Current List Of Sheets?

Dec 12, 2012

When we publish we are always asked if we wish to save the current list of sheets.

See attached screenshot.

One of my users no longer gets this option.

Every time he publishes the program goes directly to the Save List As dialog box so he can name/save a .DSD file.  He no longer gets the option of a box asking him if he wants to save the current list of sheets.

My guess is some variable got changed that has removed the option of being prompted about saving the .DSD file.

P.S. We're using AutoCAD 2012.

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Oct 3, 2011

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Lightroom :: Filename Prefix For Publish Service Not Updating?

Jun 17, 2013

I've got a hard drive publish service setup, which renames photos using the "Custom Name - Sequence" option.  After this option in the publishing manager is a "Custom Text" field where you can set the name prefix. 
I've found that if you change this and save, the publishing service doesn't seem to notice - i.e. anything I republish still uses the old prefix. 
Something funny is going on here, that text field isn't doing what it's supposed to do.  It seems each published folder stores the "Custom Text" upon creation, and doesn't check the publishing manager for updates. 
using Lightroom 4.3 on Win7 64

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: How To Get Standard Sheet Sizes In PDF When Plotting

Oct 25, 2011

when I select the printer/name: Adobe PDF

under Paper size: the standard Arch sizes are not there...

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Nov 2, 2011

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Missing CTB Files

Sep 26, 2011

I am using Autocad 2012.  When I plot I go to change my plot styles, all I see is STB files.  Where did the CTB files go?  They are on my computer but not showing up in my style list.

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Putting Bookmarks In Multi-Sheet PDFs?

Oct 14, 2011

I have found that if you publish to single-sheet .pdf's and then combine the .pdf's into one file using Acrobat, each sheet is bookmarked using the name of the individual files for the bookmark names.  However, if you publish to a multi-sheet .pdf, no bookmarks are created.  Is there any way to create multi-sheet .pdf's in AutoCad and have bookmarks automatically inserted (using the name of the layout as the bookmark name)?

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Plotting Drawing Produces Blank Sheet?

Jun 15, 2011

I am running CAD Map 3D 2011 and a Windows XP SP3 machine with 4GB RAM and a 128 MB 3D card.  I am trying to send the plot to a HP Designjet 800PS plotter.

The file that I am working on is not overly large and has no raster images or OLE objects attached.  It does have several open database connections that I am using to theme one of my drawing layers.  The sheet itself is an odd size (36" x 54"), but I have printed other drawings of this size before and I've never had problems.

When I first plotted the sheet, it was taking forever to spool, so I ended up canceling the print several times.  I finally decided to try to plot to PDF, but this created a HUGE spool file (2.65 GB).  Since it was actually spooling, I went ahead and let it run.  It ended up taking about an hour to spool and print the PDF.  Before I opened the PDF, I checked the size and found it to be about 12 Mb.  When I opened it, all that was there was a blank sheet.  After that, I re-sent the plot to the HP plotter and just let it work overnight.  When I got in this morning, there was a 36" x 54" blank sheet waiting for me.

I've checked the basic settings and none of the layers are frozen, off, or set to not print.  I also increased by page file size to work with the plot, but that does not seem to have had any effect.  I've tried creating several different .pc3 files, but the issue has stayed.  I am now trying to have another person open the file and print it from a different workstation, but so far no luck.

As a side note, I tried a work around by plotting to a dwf file using the included dwf driver.  This spooled and plotted very quickly (<60 seconds) and the dwf file appears just fine in design review.  However, when I try to print from design review, it won't let me set it as a 36" x 54" plot; it keeps with with the standard print sizes only.

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Missing Information When Printing?

Sep 23, 2011

I have a rather bizarre issue within AutoCad when printing.

This is affecting multiple people, using various machines (all the same model).  It is happening when they print to multiple printers, and also when they print to PDF.

They are losing some information.  The drawings themselves usually look ok, it is some of the extra data.  This can be in the footnote information in the corner.  This can be data within the actual drawing.  It is not a guaranteed fault, and affects them all intermittently.

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Multi Sheet Plotting To Smaller Paper Size

Oct 8, 2013

This is an issue for which no one in my office has any solution.  We create all of our plan sets on E1 size paper. However, when we plot them for redlines we print to C-size to save paper. I know you can "publish selected layouts" to plot numerous tabs at a time. However, I am unable to figure out how to make them plot to a smaller size paper than what the page is set up for. Is there a way to plot all of the tabs at a smaller scale without plotting each tab individually?

We just recently upgraded to AutoCad 2014.

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Missing System Printers 2007 On Windows 7?

Nov 28, 2012

Coworker is setting up a new Win7 (64bit) machine but we don't have the ability to upgrade CAD at this time. So running AutoCAD Mechanical 2007. (Yes we know they don't always play nice) Two other workstations here are running the same  OS & CAD and print without issues. This new machine AutoCAD does not see any system printers. Have made sure the "Hide System Printers" is not checked under options. I can add a plotter file for each system printer and that workaround  is OK, but why this one machine can't see the system printers. They are Xerox workstations on the network - not local. We have already restarted AutoCAD and restarted the PC.

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AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Some Object And Line Missing While Plotting PDF For 3D Drawing

Jul 29, 2013

We are facing the problem of some object/line missing while ploting/PDF for  the Autocad 3d drawing.

We also tried for "HIDEPRECISION=1" command , even then not displaying it.

Then we use "OBSCUREDLTYPE=1" then the missing object display but other all lines get too dark in the same drawing .

For sample , I have attached one pdf , in which you can see the missing line and object marked with bluecolor box.

any other solution to display the missing object.

We are using :

Software :  Autocad 2012-64Bit , NAviswork 2013 , Autoplant Piping V8i - SS4 version : , MS-Office 2010 64 Bit.

Hardware : Workstation Dell Precision T3600

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