Oce TDS 600 drivers and AutoCAD 2000

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by Jason Hickey, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. Jason Hickey

    Jason Hickey Guest

    We've just installed our new Oce TDS 600 plotter, and we're trying to make
    it plot correctly from AutoCAD. Problem is, we can't get it to plot the
    entire page. For example, when plotting a layout that's 24"x36", it's
    returning a paper that's sized 21 3/8"x36". It does that when we plot by
    window, extents, layout, whatever. We've had someone tell us to use a HP
    driver for the Oce, but that doesn't sound right at all. Is anyone else
    running this plotter, and what workarounds have you found to make this thing
    plot correctly?

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    Jason Hickey

    Goodwyn, Mills, and Cawood, Inc.
    1102 South 20th Street
    Birmingham, Alabama, 35205
    (205) 879-4462
    www.gmcnetwork.com
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    Jason Hickey, Apr 26, 2004
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    Keith Guest

    Jason. Go into the custom properties and change the finishing to standard
    size, assuming the 600 has the same settings as the 9400. If not, let me
    know.
     
    Keith, Apr 26, 2004
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  3. Jason Hickey

    Sage Cowsert Guest

    I'm assuming your plotter has the same problem as our Oce9400. Our plotter
    will clip to whatever the last entity is and ignores, page, layout etc...
    quite annoying. If you have an object in the corner of the sheet it will
    plot correctly. Our work around is to put tick marks at the corners 0,0 36,0
    36,24 0,24 on a color that is .01 thick and shaded at 0%. If you look close
    you can still see it but its not too bad.

    Bottom line draw a box around the extents and I'd bet it would plot
    correctly. Annoying yes.

    Sage
     
    Sage Cowsert, Apr 26, 2004
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  4. Jason Hickey

    Jason Hickey Guest

    Sage Cowsert thought for a minute, then typed the following:

    That's what they wanted us to do, but I told them that was unacceptable. I
    don't want to change the way my users do things just because. We've found
    a good fix for it, but it only works because we use only architectural sizes
    for our plots.


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    Jason Hickey

    Goodwyn, Mills, and Cawood, Inc.
    1102 South 20th Street
    Birmingham, Alabama, 35205
    (205) 879-4462
    www.gmcnetwork.com
    http://jasonhickey.blogspot.com
    (Take me out to reply)
     
    Jason Hickey, Apr 26, 2004
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  5. Jason Hickey

    Sage Cowsert Guest

    Your right, its not the best answer more of a work around to what I think is
    a bug. The problem with our setup is we use so many different sheet sizes
    the standard sizes just don't always work. The crop marks at the corners was
    the best we could do other then scrap the plotter. We xref in our
    titleblocks so for us a quick lisp routine to add the crop marks to that
    drawing was all it took, one extra step.

    Now if I can just get AutoCAD 2005 not to multiply the plot file size 4x and
    I'd be happy.
     
    Sage Cowsert, Apr 26, 2004
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