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dmaximob
14.07.2010, 18:23



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Our office recently had our server upgraded and now one computer cannot see
out plotter in AutoCAD. At the Plotting window, when the plotter is selected
from the Printer/plotter Name field it thinks a second then goes to None. It's
as though AutoCAD is not recognizing it.

-It is able to print from Excel.

-Plotter works on all other machines in our office.

-Drivers for the plotter on that machine are installed and no new driver is
available.

I'm not sure if there are some settings in AutoCAD that I can change to make
it work. I've tried unistalling and fresh installing AutoCAD.

Not sure where to go from here. Any advice is greatly
appreciated.
dmaximob2010-07-14 18:24:17

Cad64
15.07.2010, 15:48
You probably just need to configure a new plotter. Go to OPTIONS > Plot and Publish tab and click the "Add or Configure Plotters" button. This will open your Explorer window where you can click on the "Add-A-Plotter Wizard" to start the process.

dmaximob
15.07.2010, 17:43

[QUOTE=Cad64]You probably just need to configure a new plotter. Go to OPTIONS > Plot and Publish tab and click the "Add or Configure Plotters" button. This will open your Explorer window where you can click on the "Add-A-Plotter Wizard" to start the process.
[/QUOTE] Thanks for your suggestion. I tried removing the plotter from the computer and re-adding it using the plotter wizard. But the problem remained the same.

Arben.Allaraj
15.07.2010, 20:46

[QUOTE=dmaximob]
[QUOTE=Cad64]You probably just need to configure a new plotter. Go to OPTIONS > Plot and Publish tab and click the "Add or Configure Plotters" button. This will open your Explorer window where you can click on the "Add-A-Plotter Wizard" to start the process.
[/QUOTE] Thanks for your suggestion. I tried removing the plotter from the computer and re-adding it using the plotter wizard. But the problem remained the same.[/QUOTE]
Have you choosed network printer option? Or all options

scammc
22.07.2010, 00:09
I would be interested in any assistance on this matter as well.  Our IS people upgrade the server to a 64 bit one, we are running C3D 2009 and having the same problems.  I have tried uninstalling/installing the plotter (HP 6100) and  installed using the AutoCAD plotter configure, no luck.                                                         MC

Cad64
22.07.2010, 01:29
You will need different printer drivers. I had a lot of headaches when I upgraded my computer to 64 bit. There were a lot of issues with printing that had to be dealt with. Check your printers website for 64 bit drivers.

scammc
22.07.2010, 01:52
Thanks for the info!  Thats what I ended up doing after getting the ok from our IS people.  Loaded an updated driver  for the HP and it seems to be working fine and recognizing the printer in other dwgs.                                                                   MC