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Plotter issues. works on network, but not when pointed directly to it via address in Creo.

dunebuggyjay
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Plotter issues. works on network, but not when pointed directly to it via address in Creo.

Hi Guys,

So we have a plotter that used to be to be on the network.

I was able to have my .pcf file point to this. Below is my .pcf file.

Plotter was on network \\azuse2lic10\

Plotter called USCINN0ENGWIDE

 

 

plotter postscript
button_help Print C sized ANSI to Ricoh
plotter_command windows_print_manager \\azuse2lic10\USCINN0ENGWIDE
delete_after_plotting yes
pen_table_file w:\Engineers\Pro_Support\Plotters\Ricoh_PDF.pnt
paper_size C
plot_label NO
plot_stroke_text YES

 

 

Now we are pointing directly to the printer on some older windows 7 computer.

printer address is: 10.9.248.11

printer is called USCINN0ENGWIDE

 

What should my .pcf file look like. I cannot seem to get anything to print. I tried editing the above .pcd file and just calling out the printer name with no luck.

 

plotter_command windows_print_manager USCINN0ENGWIDE

also tried:

plotter_command windows_print_manager 10.9.248.11

 

Do i need to change the plotter call out to something other than postscript?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Plotter prints fine in other software on these older windows 7 computers. Just not Creo

 

Thanks,

Jay

 

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Thanks guys.

 

I figured it out. When IT installed the printer on my computer, they did not select the correct driver for the printer. 

 

Once i fixed this, I was able to just call out the printer name and everything worked as it should.

 

Thanks

Jay

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We don't have any more Windows 7 computers, corporate IT feels they are a gaping hole in our security, etc.

We do have a somewhat old HP plotter we send big stuff and mylars to. Here's the PCF file

plotter postscript
button_name HP DesignJet (C Size)
button_help Print C HP DesignJet
plot_segmented NO
orientation_portrait NO
interface_quality 3
plot_scale PLOT 1.000000
plotter_command windows_print_manager HP DesignJet T920 PS PS3
paper_size C
plot_stroke_text YES

Looks pretty much the same as yours, to be honest.

The only thing I see in your file that might be a suspect is the mapped drive (w:) reference for the pen table file. If other people don't have the same place mapped to the same letter that might make it choke.

When we have printer troubles, the first thing we usually attempt is to print it "directly" from Creo, without the PCF file. See if that works, then we go to hacking on the pcf files.


@dunebuggyjay wrote:

Hi Guys,

So we have a plotter that used to be to be on the network.

I was able to have my .pcf file point to this. Below is my .pcf file.

Plotter was on network \\azuse2lic10\

Plotter called USCINN0ENGWIDE

 

 

plotter postscript
button_help Print C sized ANSI to Ricoh
plotter_command windows_print_manager \\azuse2lic10\USCINN0ENGWIDE
delete_after_plotting yes
pen_table_file w:\Engineers\Pro_Support\Plotters\Ricoh_PDF.pnt
paper_size C
plot_label NO
plot_stroke_text YES

 

 

Now we are pointing directly to the printer on some older windows 7 computer.

printer address is: 10.9.248.11

printer is called USCINN0ENGWIDE

 

What should my .pcf file look like. I cannot seem to get anything to print. I tried editing the above .pcd file and just calling out the printer name with no luck.

 

plotter_command windows_print_manager USCINN0ENGWIDE

also tried:

plotter_command windows_print_manager 10.9.248.11

 

Do i need to change the plotter call out to something other than postscript?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Plotter prints fine in other software on these older windows 7 computers. Just not Creo

 

Thanks,

Jay

 


Hi,

simple solution:

 

1.] Install plotter drivers locally on Windows 7 machine and define sharing for it.

 

2.] use plotter_command windows_print_manager \\W7machinename\plottersharingname

 


Martin Hanák

Thanks guys.

 

I figured it out. When IT installed the printer on my computer, they did not select the correct driver for the printer. 

 

Once i fixed this, I was able to just call out the printer name and everything worked as it should.

 

Thanks

Jay

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