AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Plot Transparency Option In PLOT Dialog Box

Sep 11, 2012

Where else do they keep this setting? I only have found it in Active Layout in extended dada

(entget (vlax-vla-object->ename(vla-get-activelayout (vla-get-activedocument(vlax-get-acad-object)))) '("*"))
The last pice of extended data is:
 ("PLOTTRANSPARENCY" (1071 . 0))
When i change it to 1
(setq layout(vla-get-activelayout (vla-get-activedocument(vlax-get-acad-object))))
(vla-getXdata layout "PLOTTRANSPARENCY" 'type 'data)
(vlax-safearray-fill data  '("PLOTTRANSPARENCY" 1))
(vla-setXdata layout  type data)

it stays there (extended data), but the setting in Plot dialog box doesn't change!!! And it still prints no transparency.

It takes to save the drawing and reopen it again to see the change.

The command -PLOT does not have this setting as well, so my options back to VBA or Lisp, but HOW?

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: How To Add Cadfile Plot Date And Plot Time As Attribute

Aug 30, 2012

I am aware of the plot stamp available in the Plot Dialog box, however, we are looking at ways to imbed this info in the dwg. I currently have the WD_TB with an attribute for FULLFILENAME, an attribute for PLOT DATE, and an attribute for PLOT TIME12. So I get the information on the dwg. I would like to be able to run all these attributes as a string. I have tried FULLFILENAME|PLOT DATE|PLOT TIME12 with spaces, commas, ( ), " ",  etc. and I do not know the proper syntax to get this to work. I have also tried (getenv "FULLFILENAME") or the getvar, in the title descriptions box.

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Feb 6, 2012

I have a problem to plot thin lines and dots when Plot Transparency option is On in the Plot dialog box.

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It shows correctly in the Plot Preview but when printed there are no dotted hatches and lines are much thinner.

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Mar 20, 2013

Is it possible to create a lips that does the following:

- In the Modelspace

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- Divide the window into A3 size windows

- plot scale 1:100 / prompts to ask

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- Perhaps even add a number to each page.

In other words, Plot / Print a A2, A1, A0 or bigger onto several A3 pages.

Depending on how big the page is, number of A3 pages, plotscale 1:100

Or asks what plot scale I want to use.The only thing I think I will need is something like:

Get point 1, get point 2, List the points. So I can set the window.

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Jan 24, 2001

I need to plot in a file some windows from a LISP, like (command "-plot"...

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Is it possible from AutoLISP in 2000?

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Oct 3, 2012

R2012 win7

Can you plot to file using a "file share" location? i.e. \\bcnymfilp01\Parts_Labels\88881"

(vl-cmdf ".plot" "Y" "" "\\bcnymprtp01\Proto Label Printer" "Legal" "I" "Landscape" "N" "E" "Fit" "C" "Y" "monochrome.ctb" "Y" "A" "Y" "N" "Y" "\\bcnymfilp01\Parts_Labels\88881" "Y" "Y")

Everything seems to run but when it comes to the plotting, AutoCAD crashes.

Findfile works fine:

Command: (findfile "\\bcnymfilp01\Parts_Labels\50981.plt")

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: How To Change Plot Style

Feb 21, 2001

Is there a way for me to change a layers plot style from one to another with LISP?

We use named plot styles, STB's not CTB's.

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Open / Change And Plot DWG

Jul 9, 2013

Is it possible to open a dwg, change something and then plot a layout with visual lisp. This is my start. Opening is working, but plotting not. I have to switch between drawings before the function is going on. Sometimes it's plotting an empty sheet and otherwise an error: ERROR: Automation Error. Description was not provided.

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Mar 6, 2013

Lisp file to plot all layers on,

I’m not sure if there is a lisp file that cans Plot All Layers ON at a time instead of going to the long story of the layer properties manager.

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Display Plot Styles In 2012

Mar 18, 2013

Attached LISP will toggle the 'Display Plot Styles' for all layout tabs or the current layout tab.  In 2010 it would not affect model space. 

With 2012, AutoCAD added 'Display Plot Styles' as an option on the model space tab.  This routine now affects that tab. 

How to make it not change this setting for the model space tab?

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Mar 20, 2013

Right now I have a few lines in the ACADDOC.lsp file to set up the plot stamp for all users. I would like to just turn on the plot stamp and auto load a custom .pss file that I have set up.

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Jan 23, 2012

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- select the printer

and zoo.

All my layouts will be printed. The files will be created. The filename will be the attribute name (different in each layout viexports).

[ACAD2011 CIVIL3d]

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Jan 27, 2012

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Highlight all the files, Right click print.behind the scenes without any further clicking or involvement from the user autocad plots the extents of model space of all the drawings to a designated plotter fit to 11x17 sheets. 

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Jun 28, 2012

Is there a way to get model space to "display plot styles" through a lisp routine or a script?

i'm currently setting up a whole bunch of custom tool palettes for the company I work for and instead of the icons displaying in their actual colour (at the moment they're green, which doesn't show up very well on the light grey background), I'd rather they show in the plotstyle assigned to the individual dwg's.

call up the page setup manager (while in model space) and click modify, you can then check the radio button to "display plot styles" in the top-right corner. But when you have around 100 - 200 blocks to change, that process can be rather time consuming and cumbersome!

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Jan 2, 2014

We used a block which contains deisel expressions for our plot stamp. When we publish through the sheet set manager it shows a temp folder where the drawings are spooled to instead of the actual drawing saved path. We can fix this buy turning off background plotting when we publish, but I was wondering if there is a way to show the saved path instead of the spoolled path when publishing in the background.

Below is the expression found in our plot stamp block.
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Xeon W3550 3.07 GHz
Nvidia Quadro 4000
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Sep 2, 2012

I’m trying to create a plot command that reads settings in from a variable stored in a text file but its becoming muddled up somewhere.

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Aug 9, 2012

I am working on automating page setups in model space and am looking for a way to set the plot scale equal to the annotation scale for scaled drawings with

(setvar "filedia" 0)

(setq a (getstring (getvar "cannoscale")))

(command "-plot" "YES" "MODEL" "" "" "" "" "" "" !A "" "" "" "" "" "" "_Y" "_N")

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I use autocad 2012 but the problem it´s the same if I change to 2013 or 2014.

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I'm customizing a ribbon using png icons, but the background color appears in black.

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Feb 15, 2012

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