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PCF files and printing to a network printer

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PCF files and printing to a network printer

Hello,



I have 2 printers for different sized papers and I'm trying to use a PCF
file to send a document straight to one of the printers. As I watch the
printer status (it's networked), the document spools but never prints.
Any ideas why?



An example .pcf:



plotter POSTSCRIPT

button_name Test

button_help Plot a A-size

plot_drawing_format YES default

plot_segmented NO default

plot_roll_media NO default

plot_label NO default

plot_handshake software default

create_separate_files NO default

plot_with_panzoom NO default

rotate_plotting NO default

allow_file_naming YES

plot_name YES

interface_quality 3

plot_destination printer default

plotter_command windows_print_manager \\computer\printer

plot_file_dir C:\users\

pen_table_file Z:\...\thin_print.pnt

plot_sheets current default

paper_size A

paper_outline NO default

plot_clip NO default

plot_area NO default





Thanks,
Matt

Design Engineer

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RE: PCF files and printing to a network printer

Matt,

I've attached a .pcf file that sends the plot directly to a networked plotter or printer. You'll need to change the plotter address, plot size, and offsets to suite your situation. I actually created 3 separate mapkeys (C size, D size, & E size) based on variations of this .pcf to allow quick printing of the current sheet. You'll see that in the .pcf as well. Good luck!



Rich

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Printer Type

Is there a config setting that will add a printer type to the pull down
list
so I don't have to scroll for it every time I create a plot file?









Terry Johnson
Senior Technical Specialist
Raytheon -- North Texas
972-344-5689

Save the earth. It's the only planet with chocolate by Craig Puetz
North Texas PTC/User Group -- President

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RE: Printer Type

Terry,

Why use the pull down menu? That's the reason I created mapkeys to print the various sizes. The mapkeys could be used to print the whole drawing although I've got ours to print the current sheet. Just depends on your work flow.

Rich

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Printer Type

All I needed to do was make all my selections and save the .PCF file and
that did the trick..

some suggested mapkeys

some suggested that I needed to add button_name to the pcf file, but It
worked without me adding this..

Why is it always the simplest answer is the one you don't think of?

Thanks everyone.






Terry Johnson
Senior Technical Specialist
Raytheon -- North Texas
972-344-5689

Save the earth. It's the only planet with chocolate by Craig Puetz
North Texas PTC/User Group -- President





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Senior Technical Specialist
Raytheon -- North Texas
972-344-5689

Save the earth. It's the only planet with chocolate by Craig Puetz
North Texas PTC/User Group -- President


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